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January 30, 2011

Six Weeks!

Originally uploaded by brookeandandy.
Here's the beautiful baby at six weeks! She's still doing great. Has wanted to be held more on some days and on others taking long naps her her crib, falling asleep on her own. You just never know with a six week old! She does seem to be finding her hands/thumbs. She's not a huge fan of the paci (nothing like big sisses there!) but will suck on her thumb knuckle to soothe herself. I guess it might only be a matter of time until she unfurls that thumb to greater success.

She's still a little stingy with her smiles so I look forward to some showers of grins in the near future... and maybe even a giggle or two.

Anne Marie and Ellie continue to be doing great with her and Ellie's sleep issues are slowly resolving. All in all we're doing pretty well, if a little tired still, at the Adams house. A few more pics over at flickr...

January 26, 2011

One Month and First Smiles

Originally uploaded by brookeandandy.
Well, we are at 5 weeks and my pledge to blog more has been left behind. However I have been taking pictures and even posting them, so by checking our flickr site you will always find the updated pictures even if I haven't blogged them.

Charlotte continues to be a wonderful baby. She was 11lbs 2.5oz and 22" at her one month appointment, so she's following in her big sisters' (chubby) footsteps. She's sleeping, eating and pooping well, which is all we can ask for. She's largely a very content baby and handles the constant coming and going pretty well.

She continues to have her luscious dark hair and whether or not she keeps this head of hair in the short term, I'm thinking she'll be my dark headed beauty in the long term. Her lashes and eyebrows are both darker than Anne Marie's or Ellie's. So I may end up with my blonde, light brown, and dark brown tressed babies.

We are doing pretty well. Andy and I are adjusting to having three - the youngest of which is out of her blissed-out newborn state. Ellie and Anne Marie LOVE Charlotte and are usually very helpful and gentle with her. Ellie is doing OK as she adjusts to her big sister status. She's great with the baby but we've had a little trouble with her sleep during this time of change in our family.

I'm continuing my monthly photo shoot tradition with Charlotte and you can see her debut here. We've also had our second trip to Kingsport since C's birth and got to spend some time at Emory which was so lovely.

We continue to be very busy and I'm still trying to do way too much - but we are enjoying our time with this blessed little baby and knowing that it will go far too fast. She will be running around here in no time (especially given our babies' penchant for walking early) and trying to keep up with her big sisters. Right now I'll try to enjoy the smiles I can coax and the lovely lump who just wants to sleep in my arms!

January 12, 2011

New Pictures

We have had some slight computer delays but there are new pictures up. Please visit our flickr site to see them! I will probably continue to add to some of these sets, probably without updating the blog, so if you are so inclined, keep checking the flickr site. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brookeandandy/

The girls and I are going on three days cooped up in the house due to Atlanta's snow and ice storm. Andy spent the afternoon in the office today. Looking forward to thawing out soon so that we can regain our routine! Things are going very well with our new family of five. Charlotte is a dream baby - eating, sleeping and pooping well. She is super cute and adorable and I'm trying to fully soak up these tiny baby days. The big girls adore her and are quick to tell me if she's crying (even if I'm sitting right next to her) and that I should feed her. They love to give kisses, hold her hand, pat her belly or back, and sing lullabies. Ellie is getting used to her non-baby status and is very helpful and Anne Marie is amazing me with her intuitive help.

Love to all from all of us!



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