Monday, October 27, 2008

One Week and One Day Old

Well, little Miss Abby is sound asleep and I'm sitting here going through tons of pictures of her, trying to figure out what all to post on the blog. Thanks to Stan most of you have already read about her little entry into this world. How blessed we feel to have her!! Here are some things that I have learned over the past one week and one day:

1. I learned that you can be playing a game of scrabble with family one moment and within a couple hours, go into labor and have a precious little girl. Miss Abby pulled a fast one on us and decided to come 5 weeks early. God's timing couldn't have been more perfect.

Here's a picture of my belly that Caden took. Little did he know that he would get to see her in just a few short hours.

2. I learned that Ms. Penny from Church is truly the baby-whisperer. Here is Abby completely in awe as Ms. Penny held her, spoke kind words and prayed over her.

3. I learned that if you have a small baby they may have to go through a car-seat exam before they leave the hospital. Did you know that if your baby FAILS the car seat exam THREE times you will have to buy a car-seat bed to bring them home in?!

4. I learned that my husband can get the car-seat bed out of the car, video the process and smile for the camera at the same time. Here we are...finally home!

5. I learned that after weighing in at 5lbs and 4 oz at birth, Abby got down to 4lbs and 15 oz. Here is Abby the morning of her 1st pediatrician visit. She weighed in at the same 4 lbs and 15 oz. And thanks to Auntie Liz, she wore the cutest little preemie jump suit.

6. I learned that it's harder than I thought to give your baby a sponge bath. Thankfully, we made it through.

7. I learned that you can lose your sweet girl in one of those hooded towels.

8. I learned that Miss Abby loves photo shoots. Jessica came over on Saturday to take pictures of her. Abby woke up for the whole thing and was so good. Here's a sneak peak of the pictures. More to come soon!!

9. I learned that some little booties have ties on them to help them stay on better! go figure. Here's little Abby today. Her first day with Daddy at work all day. We sure do miss him!!

What an amazing one week and one day it has been!


Jessica & Matt said...

What a sweet, sweet, little girl! I am in love with her!!! You guys are doing such a great job, and you are so patient!

Btw--I love her little blue onesie, too. ;)

Jaelan said...

Girl! She is so precious-and so ALERT! I cannot wait to meet her! :) Tell sweet little Abby Jewel Aunt Jaelan loves her!

Donkeyfunny said...

Cuteness! I love her little swirly of hair!

Taylor said...

She is so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a doll!

Seneca said...

Congratulations Jill and Stan. Miss Abby Jewel is so precious. Welcome back to Blog World. I couldn't wait for your next update.

j.o.r.d.a.n. said...

oh my goodness. I can't believe you made her!!

Jasmine Bonner said...

Jill, she is beautiful and amazing. Just gorgeous! I love your list of things you've learned, too. :D

Jennifer said...

I love reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful pictures, tears and all. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful blessing with the rest of us.

Jen Sebby