Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2 weeks already!

Alexa is 2 weeks old already and I can hardly believe it. The time has gone by so fast (probably due in part to the fact that we hardly get any sleep and the days run together). But like all parents say it is all worth it. I just can't get over how fun it is to watch Alexa's many facial expressions and her little sneezes are to die for. She's quite fiesty and her scream is deafening - I can't help but wonder what we are in for.

Today it is beautiful outside which is very unusual for this time of the year in Nebraska. Alexa isn't supposed to go outside but we did have fun looking out the window at the bright sunny sky. We also had some "tummy time" today which Alexa is now getting used to. They said to try having Alexa lay on my belly while I am lying on the floor. Alexa seemed to enjoy this until it was time for "tummy time" to end and mommy remembered she doesn't have any ab muscles left due to the C-Section. It was quite interesting to get up off the floor in this position while holding a baby. Oh well...lesson learned. The other big part of today was that Alexa's umbilical cord fell off. I have to admit I was rather nervous about this but it was really no big deal in the end.

Smile for the camera!


  1. That hat is adorable! Had to laugh about the stomach muscle comment ... I think they stole mine too! Can I still use that excuse a year later???

  2. I enjoy the information you've posted, it sounds like a fun ride. I have to admit, my curiousity is a bit due to what's in store for Amy and I. I can't wait to meet her, and see you guys. Hopefully soon! Take care, Austin

  3. First of all, that first picture of Alexa is downright ADORABLE. One for the frames, in my opinion! Second, it's amazing how you'll adapt to the sleep deprivation! 4 is the new 8 - hours, that is. At this point 4 hours feels like a night's worth of sleep, and 6 hours is just pure heaven! LOL. So your cute little peanut packs a punch with her scream, huh? It's rather surprising how this tiny little person can take over your life and call all the shots, isn't it? Hahaha... we still wonder how that's possible with Isaac. :)

    So fun to watch her grow - keep the updates coming! When do you get to take Alexa home? How is she progressing?