Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wow- I can not believe that Tess is now 2 weeks old. We had her 2 week check up with Dr Ben this morning and Tess now weighs 8 lbs and is 21 1/2 inches long. She definitely is enjoying her meals!! She has been sleeping pretty good at night- giving me atleast 1- 4 hr stretch at some point each night. She is starting to have 2 or 3 alert times during the day- looking around and checking things out! Tallon continues to LOVE baby Tess and is always trying to tell her a story or what is going on or give her a kiss! I am enjoying keeping her dressed up in girly clothes and Reeves seems to love the evenings when he gets his turn to cuddle with Tess after Tallon goes down for bed. We are extremely thankful for our families. My mom- cooked, cleaned, entertained Tallon and helped me with the baby all last week. I have been lost without her this week but am soo glad we live in the same city vs being 18 hrs apart this time around!! My dad-totally spent almost 2 days cleaning up all the leaves that were in our yard and has been soo helpful with Tallon!! Thank ya'll!! Reeves family has provided dinner and lots of snuggle time with Tess as well as helped with Tallon- Thank ya'll!!!! Uncle Collin and Aunt Aron have already taken Baby Girl's picture several times and I am soo thankful that we have them to help us preserve these memories of our sweet little dark haired child. Our small group has graciously offered to bring meals over the next few weeks and I am soo Thankful!! You do not realized how wonderful it is to NOT have to worry about fixing dinner at this point in our days!!
Tallon stayed close by Pop's side "helping" do yard work. He helped pick up leaves and even pretended to use his backpack as his "blower"!! such an imagination!
Nana and Papa dropped by for a short visit to see Tess.
We are definitely enjoying the milder weather right now! I have several cute videos of Tallon- he asked me to take his picture in his jeep and than after this he asked me to take his picture "praying to God" and he hopped on the ground, bowed his head, folded his hands and started Praying- I asked him what he was thankful for.......
His response..... My Jeep!
Mimi and Pop with Tess! Mimi and Tallon made Christmas sugar cookies 1 afternoon!
My first outing- Reeves and I got to go to Tallon's school Christmas party- He loves his teacher Mrs. Floyd and I enjoyed getting to hear the kids sing several songs and visit with the other moms!
Aron graciously offered to handle getting Mrs. Floyd a Christmas gift from both Clara Beth and Tallon- THANKS Aron!!! Tallon absolutely loves being in class with his cousin!
Mimi came by yesterday evening and we managed to take a few pictures with Tess in 1 of her Christmas dresses. This is the dress Mimi made. I can't wait to take pictures of her in the dress that LiLi bought her- it is beautiful red silk and she and Clara Beth have "matching" dresses!!
Mommy with her 2 kids!!Tallon wanted his picture with Tess in front of the tree...
We have yet to get any Christmas cards out, but let me tell you that is has been a HUGE HIGHLIGHT of my days to go to the mailbox and open Cards from soo many of you! We hope that you and your family have a Merry Christmas!! As we are enjoying the blessing of the new baby girl in our family- it has made me so thankful for the Blessing of the Birth of Jesus- our Savior so many years ago! We celebrate Him- His Life, Death and Resurrection this Season!