Saturday, December 14, 2013

One popular girl

We were lucky to have family who was eager to help and spend time with us and our new sweetheart. After my parents left my sister came out a day later. Reagan was almost as glad to meet her Aunt Leslie as Aunt Leslie was to meet her :) She's been waiting 10 years!
There was plenty of snuggle time to be had!
We also attempted different bath techniques while she was there. We transitioned from a counter top kitchen bath to her baby bath you can see she was just too small!
 So next we tried holding her in the tub. Still too small and slippery so back the counter we went!
Reagan joined us on the couch for her first Michigan State vs University of Michigan football game. Go Spartans!
The week with Aunt Leslie went by too quick and it came time to say goodbye
A few days after Aunt Leslie's visit Grandma Nancy (Ryan's mom) joined us. Reagan enjoyed lots of Grandma cuddle time!
Reagan sporting her "Fancy like my grandma" shirt
 Before she left, we took Grandma Nancy on an outing to Bronner's which is the biggest Christmas store in the world!
Reagan picked out an ornament for her Uncle Tyler who would soon be returning from his mission to Alabama
Our bath experiment continued to evolve. Getting Dad in the tub seemed to do the trick! I know she appears terrified in the picture but she actually loved it :)
How cute is this girl?!
Like I said, we were very lucky and blessed to have help from family for almost 3 weeks straight. So nice to have the company, the advice, the meals, the cleaning but most of all the love shown for us and Reagan. Come back soon guys!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Reagan's first week

Thought I better hurry up and document Reagan's first few weeks before I forget too much (funny how sleep deprivation will do that to you). Just a warning, this post and probably every future post will be a picture overload!
10/24/13 Reagan's 2nd day with us started out with her PKU blood draw. We laughed as she proudly displayed her battle scar and showed off her tough girl face :)
She also had her first bath. Her daddy did a great job!
I had been having a rough time dealing with some pretty bad nerve pain and nearly passed out earlier in the day so I got confined back to the bed and ordered to nap by Ryan. It melted my heart when I woke up later to hear Ryan softly singing hymns and primary songs in English and Portuguese to Reagan as they sat quietly in the corner :) These days in the hospital may not have been easy at times but they really were magical to just be together as a family and get to know our little baby!
That night we enjoyed our first dinner as a family and plenty of snuggle time :)
10/25/13 We spent much of Reagan's 3rd day admiring her beautiful face and head of hair.
My parents arrived to help us for a few days. So fun to introduce them to their new granddaughter!
10/26/13 This was the day we got to bring baby Reagan home! It was fun to get her dressed in her first little outfit.
Maybe not fun for Reagan but fun for us :)
Ready to go! Doesn't she look thrilled?
We were welcomed home to a darling sign by my parents.
Introducing her to her dog brother and sister
First nap in her crib after a long day.
10/27/13 First bath at home!
First family picture (minus Jack)
10/28/13 First visit to the pediatrician to celebrate her due date. Her weight was up to 6 lbs 12 oz (was down to 6 lbs 10 oz when we left the hospital) and the doctor said she looked perfect. She was 19% in weight and 57% in height.
The rest of her first week involved plenty more snuggling before her Grandma and Grandpa had to leave!
Learning the art of multi tasking
10/31/13 First Halloween was spent looking cute at home with the lights off to avoid the trick or treaters :)
Video chatting with Grandma and Grandpa
What a first week!