Friday, November 30, 2007

4 weeks old

Mackenzie is 4 weeks old as of yesterday. The last four weeks have flown by, that's for sure. She is such a good baby. I'm seriously blessed with happy, non-crying babies. I'm telling ya, that's my reward for having awful pregnancies. And it's why I'll eventually end up pregnant again - the babies are so good, I forget how awful the 9 months of puking really is!


Emma has been coloring in the bathtub. She loves it. She covers the whole tub. And herself. And two nights ago when I took these pictures, she decided to "swim." I saw her put her Elmo bath toy face down, and she said "Elmo Swimmin'" then she lay down on her stomach and swam as well. My best guess is Dora was swimming recently and she remembered it. Because she hasn't been in a pool since August, and even then she didn't "swim" like that. She also stuck her face in the water then popped up and said "Drink the water!" Um, no, Emma. Please don't drink the red crayon colored water!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Big Girl Bed - Part 2

A short while ago I heard a thump. My first thought was Emma fell out of bed somehow. I went upstairs and stood by the door but didn't hear anything. I slowly opened it and hit something. Or someone. Emma. Laying on the floor by the door. Me hitting her caused her to hit her Leapfrog music table thing which then caused her to say "Piano!" She then ran out the door, said "Downstairs?" and tried to go play. It was hysterical. And she's now back in bed.

Apparently, I jinxed myself with the last post.

Big Girl Bed

She is sleeping in her big girl bed.


the first night was Friday. I took this picture Monday night. Now for some strange reason, she still wants to nap in her crib. But she sleeps straight through the night in her bed. And except for the first night, she stays in once we put her in there. Yesterday morning, I was asleep on the couch about 8:30 when I heard a giggle. I looked up, and there was Emma coming down the stairs with a big grin on her face. It was hysterical. Last night, we kept the door shut. :)

She's also starting to put words together which is so cool. Some common ones: Change Diaper. Mommy Coat. Buckle Seat. Dirty Diaper. Poop Diaper. Eat Lunch. Chocolate Milk. Daddy Home.

Did I mention how cool this is?
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

A few days worth of pictures

Thanksgiving was great. We stayed home. We only left the house to go to Cracker Barrel. Yes, that's right. We ate out on Thanksgiving. I did not cook. And I'm okay with that. :) We could've gone to my sister's house. And as much as I would've loved to see my family, it just sounded much better in theory than in reality. I didn't feel like getting everyone ready, making a dish, driving out there, etc. It was much more relaxing this way. And our meal at good ole Cracker Barrel was quite good, thank you very much. Our friends who live across the street from us came over that evening though and brought apple pie, so we weren't completely without company on Turkey Day.

Marty, Abby and Claire came over last night and Abby took this picture. First family picture since coming home from the hospital. Still having trouble getting Emma to smile for the camera/sit still. At least she's looking in the one and doesn't have her finger in her nose. Aaah, gotta love toddlers!

The girls on Thanksgiving. Mackenzie so was not happy! But Emma was!

Watching the parade. Emma loved it. When the Rockettes came on, she even tried kicking with them. Let's just say she needs more practice. Ha ha!

And from last Saturday - Go Buckeyes!!!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

little copy cat

It's begun. Emma's copies everything we say. Not just words, but short sentences, too. And she's got a really good memory, so it doesn't even have to be right after you say it, she can retain it for later. Example:

Yesterday I took something out of the freezer and something else fell out and hit the floor. I never even said a word because as soon as it hit, I heard this:

"Oh, shoot."

Apparently, she doesn't just remember, she knows when to use it to.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Go Steelers

Michael went on a little shopping spree Saturday afternoon and came home with this Ben Roethlisberger jersey as well as an OSU jersey and sweatshirt for Emma and two OSU outfits for Mackenzie. Of course after OSU lost (very, very sad day in our house) he threatened to return them. And of course we're not. But the Steelers had a good day, beating the Brownies. I was pulling for the Browns, I thought they could do it but, nope, they didn't. Lost game number 9 to the Steelers.


Here's Mackenzie this past Thursday, one week old. So cute. And such a good baby. Except between 1:30 - 3:30 am, when apparently she likes to be awake. At least she's not crying. But for someone like me who can't fall asleep real quickly, it sucks. I was up from 1:30 to 6 am today b/c when she fell asleep at 3:30 I was wide awake. So I finished watching The Departed.
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Speaking of The Departed. Have you seen it? SO GOOD! Horrible language, but what an awesome movie. I was so nervous the whole time that Leonardo DiCaprio's character was going to get found out, was totally caught up in it and completely surprised at the ending! But I'm left with so many questions! I hope they come out with a DVD full of deleted scenes and commentary. Because this one had neither.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Let's compare

At first, I didn't think Mackenzie looked anything like Emma. Then I decided they had the same (or at least similar) nose and they both have Michael's long eyelashes. Mackenzie has a lot more hair than Emma did, and it's darker. And Mackenzie was a lot smaller than Emma, too. I'm curious to see the hospital pictures when we get Mackenzie's, to see how alike they look in those.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Mackenzie Rae

Meet Mackenzie! She was born Thursday November 1st at 8:07 am. She was 6 lbs, 13.9 oz and 10 1/4 inches long.

Our first family photo, just a few hours after Mackenzie was born.

Michael's Mom got Emma this book on being a big sister - She let Michael read it to her at least 5 times in a row.

Daddy and Mackenzie.

I love this picture of her.
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Just killing time before we could leave.

She was sleeping with Daddy when I took this.

Leaving the hospital.

Big sister and little sister the night we got home.
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