Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Daddy Time

Olivia loves her dad! Lately, when he's gotten home from work, he's sat next to us on the couch and started talking about his day. I watch Olivia's eyes get wide as she hears and recognizes his voice. I know she can't talk yet, but I have a feeling she's going "Dad's home! Dad's home!"

Olivia is growing by leaps and bounds. Sometimes she looks so big to me already, and she's only three-and-a-half weeks old! I'm already missing her skinny little newborn legs - now she's got adorable little fat folds developing. It's getting easier to give her a bath now that I'm used to it, but I have to search under her neck folds to make sure I get the washcloth waaayyy deep in there. And I love her chubby little cheeks! At least I know she's eating well, because she's getting heavier to hold.

Nighttime and sleep is still a challenge; last night I got a few two-hour-spurts of rest. I just don't sleep very deeply because my ears don't turn off. Does that make sense? I'm always waiting for some little sound from her cradle. She makes so many noises - and usually as I'm drifting off to sleep, she'll snort or sneeze or something and I'll be awake again. She's a noisy little sleeper!

She's actually taking a nap right now and she looks so cute! Sometimes she smiles in her sleep and I just melt. I can't wait for the day where I get a real smile from her. I'm not sure when that happens (two months? three months?) but I think it will be the best day ever. It makes me smile from ear to ear just thinking about it.

I hope to visit Spirit soon, maybe drop by and see Tom. I'll probably take Olivia in the studio and try and get her to make her cute little noises on-air. :-)



Leeners said...

Awww, how adorable! I love baby/daddy pictures, I think they are so precious! Some of my favorite pictures of me are of me and my daddy when I was a baby :)

I'll pray for your sleep, that is very important! I know that you, like most mothers, will learn to sleep with 'awake ears' to hear your child yet still actually get restful sleep. Have fun with your gorgeous baby girl.

Much love and many blessings,
Alena Lorraine

grace4beth said...

Boy you and your family are so photo friendly! What wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing your stories and photos. I live in Hawaii and so miss being in Seattle. Thank goodness SPIRIT is on the web!
I pray you can get more rest and that precious baby smiles for you soon.
Aloha, God bless all of you,
Beth Wright, Kihei Maui