Checking up and in

silly face


We had J's two week check up today, she will be three weeks tomorrow but that is how they scheduled us- the girl is growing leaps and bounds. She gained an entire pound since her check up two weeks ago and is now coming in at 9lbs 2oz. She also grew another half inch, 20.5 inches long and her head grew 1/4 of an inch (14 1/4 circumference). The doctor was happy with everything and says that she is right on track.



If we put her on her tummy she will hold her head up, so strong! and when she is awake she is bright eyed and alert. She is sleeping really pretty well, waking up about 2, maybe 3 times a night to eat and be changed and has even taken a bottle from Daddy-O while I was out and about getting my teeth cleaned and finding jeans that will fit my bootie yesterday.

boy stroller cargo

hat switch
We are having a great time when O is home with us on the weekends and also on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Today he is out with Daddy-O swimming (it is oddly hot out for autumn) and last weekend we tried to go on the train ride at a local park but here is what happened....

train ride

train ride

train ride- derailed

To say we weren't all a little disappointed that the engine jumped the tracks is an understatement. The ride is closed for the season and so we will have to wait until next summer to try it again. At least there is a playground next door to hang out at and swing and slide to take his mind off of it all.


  1. She is darling and strong. Look at her hold her head. Congratulations on your new addition.

  2. As always, these pictures are darling. It always amazes me how fast babies grow and look different so quickly.

  3. she is super adorable! & LOVE the silly glasses!

  4. awwww. look at her holding up her little head. and would you just look at her bright sparkling eyes? little j is adorable <3

  5. Anonymous30.9.10

    So cute with the glasses. I've done that with all my kids. They look so cute. Bummer the train derailed! I used to ride that train when I was a kid and we've taken mine on it a few times. It brings back memories!

  6. she is one cute little sweetpea! of course, i am not surprised...
    but look at how strong she is! wowza! she is a mover and a shaker. i hope you don't plan on sleeping much for the next twenty years or so...hee.

    so happy for you, vanessa. i get teary everytime i read your mama-words from your mama-heart.



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