Monday, May 17, 2010


First Smile! 5 weeks old and she smiles when we try to make her smile! Big gummy smiles, small side grins, cooing with open mouth...she especially does this during diaper changes which she has grown to love! Grandma Jo got to witness a bunch of smiles, and Liberty loves to smile when we get in her face and kiss those cheeks.

First Out of Town Trip! Uncle Andy graduated!!!!! We headed down to Tucson (2 hours away) to attend his UofA College of Business graduation ceremony. Liberty slept the whole way to Tucson, slept a little at the graduation, slept a little at sushi dinner and slept on the drive home. We managed to time feedings pretty perfectly. It was nerve racking because she is a still hard to predict 5 week old - away from all the comforts/tricks of home (like that blessed swing).

First time meeting Two-Dad, Mimi, Nancy! Before the ceremony we stopped in to see Two-Dad (Liberty's GREAT Two-Dad) and my Aunt Mimi and Aunt Nancy. It was a very short visit but it was still a special visit. I hope we see them again soon, but at the very least we try to celebrate Oktoberfest in Tucson each year (Two-Dad loves his German music!)

First time meeting Cameron's Aunt Jane, Lolita (from Alaska) and Uncle Thom. We got to visit with family we hadn't seen since our wedding! Liberty had tons of love showered on her this weekend and Grandpa Ted cooked another fancy brunch at our place for everyone.

First time meeting Uncle Patrick, Aunt Michaela and Cousin Jameson! Patrick is on Army leave for 2 weeks before he goes to Afghanistan for a year. I thank God we got to hug him and have him meet Liberty before he leaves to serve. Jameson is walking and it was so good to squeeze that little guy - we hadn't seen him since January!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

1 month old!

Liberty went for her 1 month checkup and is doing great. She now weighs 10 pounds 4 ounces and is in the 95th percentile for her height at 23 inches already. I think her hair gets more red with each passing day! We've gotten a peek at a few smiles which should be "for real" very soon. She is a good baby with a big appetite (sad for mommy with a low supply). It was so wonderful to experience my first Mother's Day holiday with Liberty as a daughter and the most supportive husband in the world. Here are some pictures of our little 1 month old!