Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Whole Lot of Fun...

Ada is starting to find her smile. It is so fun (This picture she is supposed to be napping. Any suggestions about getting 6 week olds to nap? She isn't so great at it)

We visited our favorite dock yesterday for Family Home Evening. Ada was not overly thrilled about the wind in her face (Vivian, recognize the dress?).

One of my best friends and her husband had a family vacation in Florida and came out a couple of days early to visit. We had a blast...not much sleep, but so worth it.

Here is Lori's sweet son Brenton. He likes to chill in his stroller.


Here is my little chub-a-lub

Ada really does enjoy her bath time. I think this was the second one of the day!

She has also found her tongue

Her favorite sleeping position

I brought her to Scott's school for his birthday.

Check out that massive flower!

Here is a cute little clip of Ada.
It is very fulfilling being a mom, but I will tell you what...it is hard work. Going on little sleep, trying to entertain her, getting her to take naps, etc gets very taxing, especially when I think..."This is my life for the next many years." However, saying this, I am happy. I love it...it is all worth it. She already has a lot of spunk and gets us laughing all of the time.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

18 comments:

Vivian said...

I love the picture of her sacked out over Scott's arm. She looks so comfortable and secure. And the video clip: love the smile, but is she wearing a bracelet? Baby's got bling?

Lisa Benson said...

She is so cute and growing so fast. I am so glad that you are loving being a mom (not that I thought you wouldn't.) But yes it is a lot of work. And don't worry the sleep will come unless she is related to Chase who didn't sleep through the night until he was 5 years old. Lets hope not.

the emily said...

She is too sweet! I love it!

I had a hard time trying to "entertain" isaac too. Then with Noah I realized that infants don't really need entertaining. Isaac still requires entertainment, while Noah is more than happy to play by himself. So, if I can give you some advice, it would be to leave her alone. Seriously. If she's not crying, don't pick her up or put toys in her face (like I did to poor Isaac), just let her be. She'll let you know when she needs attention.

honus and Cameron said...

she is a cute! wow they grow fast - good - i'm scared of the newborns... so fragile to me (though the nurses don't treat them as such). SO FUN LORI WAS THERE - I HAD NO IDEA!!!!! SO SO SO FUN FOR YOU BOTH!!!!

Cynthia said...

Love the post!!!! You look GREAT!!! I LOVE your hair! LOVED the baby's movie clip! I MISS you all so much!

Lovell Family said...

great pictures...we'll post some more soon!

Jaynee said...

cute fam! our favorite book since we had kids is the one that taught us how to teach our kids how to sleep. it's called Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth. It takes you from newborn to age 8 I think. we still refer to it when we have issues with Naomi (which you'll run into as they get older and go through different/new things). Check the library or Amazon. Good luck!

Lisa K said...

Colton was a horrible napper until I read the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. BEST BOOK EVER. I followed that book to a T and Colton is the best sleeper in the world now. Seriously changed both of our lives.

Emily said...

LOVE love her! Linds you are sch a cute mom!!

J Fo said...

Yay! Love the pics. Keep 'em coming! I noticed some cute SIL gifts, too. I'm glad you like them. Good luck with the sleep. I didn't really do anything in particular and we had some tough times with Emmy. But she always seemed to work it out and get back on a good schedule...sorry I'm not helpful.

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

I keep telling myself when I look at my kiddo that life doesn't get any better than this. Even when my days consist of repeatedly changing, napping and feeding her I feel so blessed. I agree the exhaustion is totally worth it because they bring such sunshine and joy to each day.

Gleason Family said...

Hey girly... hope you're feeling good. :) Love the little clip of Ada. Nothing is better than those first little smiles.

jenny said...

So cute Lindsay! I think she really has your smile- it's a great one! Just expect to never get the amount of sleep you want ever again. Once you've surrendered to that fact you can move on and go through life as a tired but happy mom :)

Gary said...

What a doll! She's going to be grown up before I see her.

Greg and Abbey said...

How cute! :)
I love the updates! What a cute video. She smiles so much! I hear ya on what you said the challenges are. It's good they're so darned cute! :)

katie said...

you are such a good blogger! fun to have lori out i bet. you look great and ada is so cute. i want to cuddle her and feel her soft baby skin :) advice... swaddle swaddle swaddle and read the healthy sleep happy baby book. as you know i am really into self help books! ha ha. ps i updated my blog just for you!

Emily said...

She's so cute!! I love that big grin she has!

JonandLo said...

Ha, that video is too cute. I was going to enlist your help if you really did have super powers =) We had a super fun time...when will Scott send you to me again? Ada is a GOOD baby..you are one lucky momma!