Monday, August 11, 2008

4 weeks old!

Whew, it has been a busy -- and fast -- two weeks. I can't believe that Lola is four weeks old today! That's amazing. She's growing up so quickly. Too quickly in fact, if you ask you me. She has already outgrown her first batch of "newborn" clothes and we had to move her up one size in diapers this past week.

But, there has been several successes lately that come along with her getting a little older. She is now a LOT more alert and plays for longer periods of time. She especially likes to stare at people's faces and mimic their expressions. She is particularly good at making a surprised face and smiling. She is a very smiley baby; we love it.

Last night, Ray and I celebrated another nice milestone: For the first time in four weeks, we slept side-by-side! After four weeks of having to try to sleep in the recliner with little Lola on our chests, she has finally transitioned to the bassinet. Yeah, we probably should have stressed this earlier, but better late than never, right?

Lola made her first trip to the Twin Cities last week, and made her first appearances at the mall and the Minnesota Zoo, which is where the above picture was taken. She slept through both trips.

So, we're now back home enjoying the scenery and our home. She is currently unwinding in her swing -- I am catching up on email. And, yes, one of these days I will catch up on belated phone calls.

Happy August,
- Bethany :)

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