Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Sister at Six Weeks













Daddies are so tacky when they put undies on their little girls' heads!







Miss Annabeth, at six weeks old...

You weigh somewhere between nine and ten pounds. You've definitely outgrown your newborn clothes.

You go to bed around midnight, wake up around 4 to eat, and then you're up around 7 to eat again. You sleep most of the morning after that. We're starting to work on an earlier bedtime - 11 last night and 10 tonight.

You sleep while Jackson and I eat lunch and then you're up and ready to play when he goes down for his nap. We're making strides toward getting you both to sleep at the same time.

You like to be in your swing. You somewhat like your bouncy seat. You don't like your playmat, but I have hope that you might change your mind soon.

You tolerate your baths, but if the water isn't hot you get very mad. I don't blame you!

You have big, blue, wide eyes just like your brother. You look so much like him when I compare you to his baby pictures at each week.

Jackson loves you in his three-year-old way. He shows it by laying his "soft blanket" over you whenever I'm feeding you. He also tries to share his race cars with you. Recently you were in your swing and he offered one to you with his arm outstretched. Of course, you didn't reach out and grab it, so he laid it on the tray in front of you. It was so sweet. He loves to give you kisses on your head. He hasn't held you very much, but he always grins and laughs when he does.

You are such a good baby. I once heard that babies peak in fussiness at 6 weeks, so I've been bracing myself for your fussy stage. You still haven't had it. Every time we've had a truly fussy day, it's been because I ate something that didn't agree with you. Now that you are 6 weeks old, I think it's safe to say that your personality as a baby is very pleasant and laid back. Your daddy and I are so thankful.

You're smiling more every day. This started last week when I ran my finger over your top lip. You smiled a great, big, gummy smile. It was so cute and it made Mommy very happy. I got a glimpse of what you were going to look like so soon! I thought I was going to have to wait for it, but every day since then you've smiled more. I love seeing these happy expressions on your face. You are the most adorable baby girl I've ever seen. And you're mine!

Daddy and I are eaten up with love for you. You have added so much joy to our home. Every day I have to pinch myself that I actually have a daughter - and that I have one as sweet as you!

Today Mommy and her friend Missy went to have lunch at a tea room. When we walked in, a little girl and her mommy were just leaving. The little girl had her American Girl doll in her arm and they had on matching dresses. I can't wait to take you to a tea room, to shop for your first American Girl doll (we'll have to take Bibby with us), and to see you become a little lady. We have fun days ahead my dear!



But there's no rush. You are perfectly delightful at 6 weeks old.

86 comments:

Moose Mama said...

Precious. Absolutely precious.

So nice of God to match y'all up together like He did. You couldn't have gotten a better daughter and she couldn't have gotten a better mommy.

Melana

lavonda said...

oh that's precious!
the Mister and the Sister... so cute!!

I looove the picture with the green hat on her head and the expression on her face! or is that a pair of Jackson's underwear?! hard to tell! :)

you will so love those days ahead when they get here. I even bought my own AG doll that looks like me, so she and her doll would have someone to play with. We have so much fun! So glad you're savoring every moment.

Christine said...

Such a precious little doll baby! She's lost that "I'm brand new" look that newborns have and she's starting to look like her family! In second pic you posted I really saw your Mom. And in the rest I saw a lot of Jackson.

I found some pix on my computer this afternoon of my second daughter at three weeks old and it just brought back the most precious memories! Such fun times you have in store with your little girl!

Gina said...

This is so sweet amanda. You are right--there is no hurry for annabeth to grow up. Overnight it seems they grow up and no longer want to wear the clothes we pick out for them, decide they are too big for American girl dolls, and want to hang out with their friends instead of mom. Enjoy each moment and may be when she's 17 she'll ask your opinion about boys and clothes and let you take her out to Panera--especially if you're buying lunch. smile.
from the mom of a 17 year old girl

3girlsmom said...

You're right. She is adorable.

My girls are 7, 3, & 2, so I am just really getting into the fun mother/daughter stuff. It's awesome & u will love it. We experienced American Girl for the 1st time this past summer. Bibby will definitely eat it up.

Oh, and getting them to nap @ the same time is CLUTCH. You will give God a handclap the day that happens. And don't expect to get anything accomplished during that nap. It's a mental health break. So take it!

Marla Taviano said...

She's beautiful, Amanda.
And I loooove doing stuff with my girlies.
God is good.

Cindy- My Life HIS Story said...

Oh my goodness...she said with a sigh...She is absolutely PRECIOUS!! I'm asking God to give you and Annabeth some very special tea party memories. They are some of my favorites.

I should probably mail this in a letter or something, but I just need to tell SOMEBODY this!
I am facilitating the Esther study. We LOVE it!
I'm sure someone else has pointed this out, but just in case... I know that Mama Beth is always glad to be humble and laugh at herself, so... I was previewing session 8 at home -very focused and taking notes. I'm not sure exactly when during the video it happened, but I looked up from my workbook in time to see her lean forward to teach something with some power and when she did, there was a statue resembling a peace sign behind her.

It gave her rabbit ears. No kidding. Not just a split second either...long enough for me to notice, start to grin...she stands up, then leans in again, and well, I lost it!!! I had to pause it 'cause I started laughing so hard.

Taylor said...

That's got to be the sweetest thing I've ever read!! She is absolutely beautiful and looks like her big bubba!!

Big Mama said...

She couldn't be cuter! Love all her facial expressions.

Lynette said...

She is such a sweetie. Girls are so much fun.

Cheri-Beri said...

:-) My son was (is) a wild man. His sister was (is) laid back. Nice of God to give us a break, isn't it!!! She will keep amazing you . . . . . I remember being floored that my daughter would actually sit still and wait for me to put her shoes on. After I only had to tell her ONCE to wait for me. It was so shocking that I made her dad watch her just sit there. We were in stunned silence (for a good reason for once)!!

Joyce said...

Such a little sweetie. I think she looks so much like your son from pics you've posted.

My girls loved the Americn Girl dolls and my mother bought them the dolls and then later the clothes and furniture for every birthday and Christmas for many years. It was a very special thing she shared with them. My 20 year old confessed the other day that she still loves looking at the catalog whenever she runs across it. We have all of theirs put away hopefully to be passed on to some granddaughters one of these days.

Enjoy..time flies.

Spicy Magnolia said...

I love this post, Amanda! I need/want to work on one for Brennan for his 2 months sometime this week. I've been making a list of everything to write about, I just need to do it.

Annabeth is adorable!! She looks like a sweetie pie, too. And while tacky, the picture of her wearing the undies is really cute. Loving her smiles!

Marc and Charity said...

Oh she is so cute!!! I love the undies on her head!

Sounds like our girls are on the same sleep schedule- bed around midnight and up at 4. This too shall pass. :)

Have a great day!

The Barfuss Family said...

Such a sweet post! I love that you caught her smile on camera. She is so incredibly precious!!!

Kelly said...

Precious!

Rhonda said...

She is beautiful. I am quite sure you could not keep Bibby away from tea parties & American girl!:)

AugsburgDaisy said...

What a wonderful message Miss Annabeth will treasure in the years ahead. To know you are fully loved is the best gift of all! I am so very close with my Mom and I too have a young daughter. What a blessed heritage to pass along.

Mandi said...

I just love reading reflective thoughts from a momma's heart.

Annabeth looks a lot like Jackson (especially in that second picture) but I also see more of you in her face. (: She is a doll!

whimzie@Snoodlings said...

Reading your posts brings back such special memories of when mine were so little. They aren't grown up yet, but (as I'm sure you're told eleventy million times a day), the stages go by too fast. You remind me to soak it all up like a great big sponge.

Don't you feel blessed to have a boy AND a girl? I knew I loved being a Boy Mom and would have been happy being just that, but having a little girl? Icing on an already delicious cake.

Thanks for your post; I enjoy your blog.

Tara said...

How cute is she!! I see her resembling her big brother! Do you think they look alot alike or different? She is just precious and isn't fun to have one of each? I love having my boy and doing boy things but I am so excited to have my sweets and we are going to paint nails and have tea parties too :) Blessings Amanda!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

How is it possible Annabeth is getting cuter and cuter every week?! Lord, help us!

She really does look like Jackson and those smiles show it best. Delighted to hear about he is so sweet to her. Makes your heart just melt!

I'm looking forward to girly things with my daughter too. Right now, she's so into her brothers (she's 14 mos!) that sitting and reading with mom is more of a chore/punishment. I hope that changes!! =/

Sharon said...

Dearest Amanda,

Thank you for sharing those precious pictures. You are truly blessed.

Much love,
Sharon, NC

Kelli said...

I love it.... the sister and the mister! Is that Annabeth's tea set- it is too precious? I have been looking at tea sets all week for Caroline's birthday, and haven't been able to find a cute one I like anywhere! I know you and your sweet girl have so much fun ahead.

Rachel said...

What precious moments in time, both present and the ones to come! My baby girl is about to tun 2 already in just a couple more weeks. It's so fun and makes me want to just sob at the same time. Then, just 6 days later, her big brother will turn 5! Sometimes it's too much for me to think about cause I feel like I'm gonna blink and they'll be off to college or getting married. OK, OK, so that might be a slight exaggeration. :)

Barr Family said...

She is adorable. Glad she is easy-going...that always helps!

Mary said...

What great pictures of your beautiful baby! So glad she has continued to be a laid-back baby--was praying for this for you as I know the fear that comes with bringing #2 home when #1 wasn't exactly laid-back! My girl was and is this way still at 15 mo. old and I thank the Lord every day :)

Susan B. said...

How sweet. She is so precious. Blessings galore!

Kellie said...

PRECIOUS!!!

Steve and Cristie said...

I love it! I am so glad things are going so well! What a blessing little girls can be!

Heather said...

This is making me SO excited about my baby girl being here in a few weeks!!!! What a blessing!

fuzzytop said...

Annabeth is so very sweet and precious... even with underwear on her head!

Patty said...

Your sweet baby girl is precious! Her daddy is hilarious!

I can visualize Annabeth, and Bibby and you going American Girl shopping and going for tea. :))

I have a friend who has a daughter who has an American Doll and they have matching p.j.'s!

Fran said...

Oh amanda...those pictures are so beautiful...especially the underwear one! Ha! At least Jackson isn't reading "Captain Underpants" yet because there could be a serious connection there.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!How's spring break going?
Much love,
Fran

Ashley said...

Amanda, this makes me really excited about having a little girl, too. I just know that mother/daughter relationship is one of a kind. I overheard my husband telling a friend of his on the phone the other day how excited and "fitting" it was that he have a little girl. It warmed my heart :)

Traci said...

How darling is she? I know you are a tea lover, so I thought you might like this idea- my mom has given my daughter a miniature tea set every year for Christmas and her birthday - they are all precious. Anyway, she has a display shelf that runs across a wall in her room where many of them are displayed as well as on her book shelves and atop her vanity. She is old enough now that she really appreciates them (she's 8). Just a thought!

Honea Household said...

She is so sweet. I think she looks like Curtis.

Cathy Davis said...

PRECIOUS! Nothing but precious!

Profbaugh said...

Oh my! Annabeth is such a cutie patootie! Enjoy every moment of her life. As the mom of a 17 year old who is one of my BEST friends, I've got to admit I do miss those early days with bows on her head.

And you're right I can see Jackson's smile (your smile) on her face. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, she looks like a combination of you and Curtis. . . no offense to your mom or Curtis' for that matter, there is absolutely no doubt that Annabeth is YOUR daughter through and through--she looks like her mom and dad!!

Much love,
~Cheryl (Prof)

ncmama said...

She is so beautiful, Amanda. It's apparent that you two already have a beautiful relationship.

Blessings to you!

Allison said...

Amanda, She is a doll. I know that a boy is such a delight (of course, I want one of my own) but little girls are just such a connection. G is getting bigger and we are starting to do all the fun things you talk about....like we did with our moms when we were little.

Thank you for sharing! Allison

Mocha with Linda said...

She is adorable. Love the smile.

Enjoy these moments. I love your last 2 sentences. Before you blink she'll be a teenager.

ThirtysomethingMom said...

How sweet! Love it.
Have a blessed day.

connorcolesmom said...

Hehe the underwear on her head made me laugh :)
She is adorable and I can tell you all are having so much fun with her
And you are right before you know it you will be strolling into that tea room with that little girl all grown up
Precious times!
Blessings
Kim

doo-dah said...

That is the sweetest post. The "sister" is definitely a keeper.

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

This is so sweet.

The Allens said...

Adorable! Weird, though, that she weighs the same as my one week old!!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

This post is so sweet and beautiful! Okay, maybe the underwear on her head wasn't beautiful, but it was pretty funny. I can see my husband doing something like that and Carter just cracking up because it looks so silly.

Great Post, she is beautiful!

Tasha said...

Aww,she is So Pretty!And she has so much personality going on for only being 6 weeks old.Cherish everyday.It goes so fast!My little girl is already 9 months!Make it stop!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

What a doll! Those pictures with the underwear ... I mean, BOW, were adorable.

Laurie said...

She is a beautiful little baby!

Callie said...

stop it! She is too too cute! And I am loving the underwear on the head....classic! Meant to comment about the Bravado bra - I got one when I was nursing and you are right...they are amazing! I am pretty sure I wore mine for a good 2 months even after I stopped nursing!

The HDB 5's said...

She is stunning! SO beautiful! I can't believe I get to have one of my own in a couple months!

Erin said...

Curt is such a goof. I think I prefer the bow to the underwear.

MITZI said...

She is so precious and she has Jackson's beautiful eyes. I love the pictures with her undie hat. So chic.

Kendra White said...

the bow is just divine!

Holly said...

This - "very pleasant and laid back"--is why we had two more after our Kylie. If Noah hadn't of been first, he would have been a "deal-breaker" for any more. He was a difficult baby-toddler.

And that smile is OH SO BEAUTIFUL!

Praying for you today,
Holly

balmingilead said...

She is a doll. It only gets better. I love Jackson's gestures of affection.
Amy

Carri said...

She is adorable...underwear on her head and all!

courtney said...

I love a good tea party with my Baby Girl. You'll love it too!

Beau, Melissa, and Brynne said...

She's so precious friend! I can't wait to meet her!

Lynn said...

She is a doll! Thanks for sharing her pics with us!

~Jodi~ said...

OH my goodness.. wow your Little girl is a DOLL!! So glad she has added so much joy to your life already! She is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing the stories and pics!

JayCee said...

A/D/O/R/A/B/L/E!!!!!!

Cindy Swanson said...

Precious, precious pics! What an adorable baby!

I actually stopped by to give a big hearty "AMEN" to your comment about Adam Lambert. In fact, my daughter said something very similar...she said Adam sounded like Satan would if he was a gay musical theater performer. Eeesh!

kittyhox said...

She really does favor her big brother, only girlier, of course! Glad you're enjoying your very own daughter!

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

AMANDA THE PICTURES OF OUR LITTLE SEISTA ARE AWESOME SHE IS SUCH A PRECIOUS DOLL THOSE PICTURES WITH THE UNDIES ON HER HEAD ARE TO FUNNY THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING WITH US SEISTAS AND BY THE WAY THE VIDEO'S OF THE MINISTERS WIFE CONFERENCE THEY WERE VERY MOVING AND JUST MOVED MY HEART WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AMANDA. THANKS FOR FINDING TIME TO SHARE WITH US
BIG HUGS TO YOU ALL AND TO MAMA SEISTA FROM ALBUQUERQUE NM
LOVE CAROL

Teri~Facedown said...

I feel like I just eavesdropped by reading this precious letter to your little heart girl.

I got my girl after two boys, so imagine how my heart swelled each time I changed her diaper and saw the evidence that she was indeed a girl!

My sweet baby will be seven this month and I adore her! I love being the mom of boys too, they are great fun, but having a daughter has changed me.

I am so happy for you Amanda! You are truly blessed! Annabeth is beautiful!

Catrina said...

What a sweet girl! Congratulations again, and again!! :)

Amanda May said...

Soooo cute!!!
My little girl is just now getting into American Girl dolls and I am LOVING it...I think I have more fun shopping for doll clothes than she does! ;)

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Sooooo beautiful. Thanks for posting those.

Love,
Sandy

Sharon said...

She is so beautiful!!!!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Amanda, Annabeth's pics are darlin! She looks like you, no kiddin!:) I love this memorial for her to read later. You have been blessed, most definitely:)

Love,

katiegfromtennessee

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

What a beauty. She is blessed to have such a precious older brother to look out for her.

Beth

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

So sweet. I am so glad you got your girl :)

Kristie said...

She even makes a hat of green undies look simply precious!

Lauren Kelly said...

How stinkin sweet!!!! So precious!!!!!! Thanks for sharing, Amanda!!! :o)

Katie said...

WOW! Look at those blue eyes!! She is a pretty little lady! I cannot wait to do the tearoom and American Girl stuff and so many other sweet girly things with my Amelia. Sounds like she has a great older brother!

Taylor said...

she is a tiny amanda...which translates to beautiful!

::Taylor

Becca said...

That precious Annabeth is such a doll!

Lauren said...

What big blue eyes!

Lauren said...

Okay, and the underwear is actually kind of cute. Is it weird that I think that?!

Bev Brandon said...

Been going through the attics for spring break (not by choice) and have run across many baby pictures and so there's something inside of me when I see these BEAUTIFUL pics of your baby---it went by way too fast. Live in the present moment and deal with this moment. Not the past. Not the future. Post as many pics as you want and we'll look at them all! She's beautiful and I'm wondering all our good God will do with her!

Lindsee Lou said...

My favorite pictures by far are the ones with the underwear on the head. So typical! I love having a big brother, and I know she is going to think the same thing. You are so good at writing these little milestone blogs, Amamda. I am taking lessons now!

MamaCass said...

Amanda, she is so precious and yes I can definitely see Jackson in her sweet face and big blue eyes. Enjoy these days (I know you are)

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

I think she looks so much like Jackson too! She's precious, and you're killing me with the fur collar! Adorable!