Sunday, December 26, 2010

We are fine

I didn't really know what to title this honestly.  Our Christmas was wonderful until the evening...  We were driving home from Pete's parents house and I was on my cell phone talking to my Mom about our impending snowstorm, Christmas, etc.  Pete was driving- I was not driving and talking on my phone.  Another car tried to make a left hand turn right in front of us and we hit the car, nothing really else we could have done.  We were going 40 to 45 miles per hour and we hit another car.  Pete doesn't speed, Pete has been jokingly called Grandpa driver.  Thank goodness my husband drives like that.  We are fine.  Pete is very sore and has a nasty cut and bruising on his legs.  Celia has a bruise/ brush burn on her neck from the seat belt.  Audrey has no mark what so ever.  I have seat belt bruising and bruising on both knees, along with a sore foot.  Our car is definately totalled.  If you saw it, you would know why we are amazed that we escaped with the most minor injuries.   I told Pete shortly after the accident "We have good carseats".  I repeated it a few times.  When you crash into something going that fast and your carseats don't budge at all and your infant barely feels it, you have good carseats that are installed properly. 

Our airbags did not go off and we are confused as to why they did not.  The firemen were asking about it but honestly said we are likely glad that they didn't.  But we need to ask Mazda about it!  So this week will be spenting getting ourselves checked just for reassurance at the doctor and getting a new car for Pete.

Thank you to the volunteer fire company who arrived literally minutes after the accident.  We are very lucky.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Blog Card

Merry Christmas

Well Celia was up this morning a little bit after 5:20 despite going to bed after 9 pm last night!!  Pete is on the couch with her right now.  He is dozing and Celia is glued to Princess and the Frog.  Audrey is currently asleep in the sleepy wrap.   She is well past a need for a diaper change however, I risk leaks to keep her calm!! 

Celia asked Santa for a star.  We were definately not sure if he understood the request because it is quite unique.

Well he understood her completely and Celia was thrilled.  She received two star wands and another one that she can make.  She has already decorated part of that one!   She also received a scribble and write from Mommy and Daddy.  Oh and some dresses and new pjs from Santa.  She got three dresses.  In her stocking she received a new princess notebook, tights, mittens, and a headband (Mommy finally found a wide headband at Joann fabrics and ironed on a cute flower).  She made out well.  She was super excited.

Audrey made out equally well with her stocking- two pairs of socks, a 3 month fleece outfit, and some special Aveeno bodywash.

1 Month Old

Miss Audrey- you are 1 month old, hard to believe!!

Height:  21 inches- 50th percentile
Head- 14 inches- 75th percentile (thank Daddy for that)
Weight- 7 lbs 2 oz- 2 to 5th percentile (heavy weight champion, right??)

The doctor said you are doing awesome and no worries. 

What you are doing.  You starting opening your eyes a bit more in the past week or so.  You enjoy spending your day in the sleepy wrap or the moby wrap.  I think that you believe you are back in the womb honestly.  In fact a few times this week when you saw Mommy pull the sleepy wrap out you stopped crying for a few seconds, almost to say "Ahh... you know what I want!".   Sleeping at night stinks.  You believe that you should be held at all times at night and that isn't going to happen.  Mommy is noticing that the more time you spend being worn during the day, the better you sleep at night.  However Mommmy does need Audrey breaks no matter how much she loves you.  Oh and you are giving Mommy a big head because you most certainly prefer me.  You sometimes will calm down just when I take you from someone else's arms.

You are still fitting into your preemie diaper cover and your preemie prefolds.  Mommy is thinking that your output is getting so that we might need to retire them soon for something more absorbant, but they still fit!  Your one disposable that you wear a day is newborn size and finally fitting you well.  In clothes you are starting to fill out your newborn clothes, but far from 0 to 3 months clothes yet.  However some of your fluffy diapers might make it necessary to move up a size in onsies or some other clothes.  Mommy's favorite outfit on you- your striped shirt with the rose on it and pink stretch pants. 

Mommy's favorite events for you- your smile.  I don't think that you can fully control it yet but we have seen a few good smiles and you are so super sweet.

Okay- that is your 1 month update my dear!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

First Bath

Audrey had her first bath and it went as expected, she hated it.  Absolutely hated it and told me about it until she was able to nurse.  I thought it would exhaust her for a more restful night, yeah right!! Okay, actualy she did sleep 2 hrs straight in her moses basket, improvement I guess.  Of course it took a lot to get her in there!  We were then up of course from 4 on and had some extra sleep between 6:30 and 8:00.  At 8 am now she tends to wake up for a bit. 

In the end looking up at me, screaming as if to say "What the beep was that?  How could you?"

I almost left the red eye in, as it really tells more about the sounds she was making.

No pics of Celia this time around, but next time!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Audrey is 2 1/2 weeks old, hard to believe.  I am not getting a great deal of sleep at night because Audrey wants to be held most nights and I can't sleep that way!  I am trying to figure something out.  Currently I get my most sleep between 8 and 10 when Pete has her at night then I get 30 to 60 min. between 2 and 3 typically.  Some lucky nights I do get 3 hours, but that is not typical!!  Audrey sleeps though, just only if I am holding her.  So I get "rest" just not sleep! 

Audrey hates diaper changes!!  I don't know why, but I love this photo.

Longwood Gardens

Celia drew this!! 

The foot is up a lot, not sure why..