Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Alyssa Update-2 weeks

Just thought I should let you all know how our little girl is doing. I think this picture pretty accurately describes what the last two weeks have been like.

After having Zachary who never slept, I have been getting nervous that she sleeps too much. She is rarely awake during the day. However, we were at the doctor today. She is up to 7 lbs. 7 oz. (that's 7 oz. abover her birth weight) and the doctor is very happy. Last night she slept for 7 hours straight-no waking up. We might be able to get some of our lost sleep back. I'm not counting on this continuing, but the doctor told me that I don't have to wake her to feed her at night anymore! She has also grown 2 inches since she left the hospital. I think that maybe the hospital staff didn't quite stretch her out as much as they could have, but it looks good on paper! When she is awake, she is starting to look around and really focus on faces.

Other than that, the boys say that all she does is eat, sleep, pee, poop, and cry. She is starting to get a little fussier in the evenings, but I know that this is expected of her. Hopefully it will help her conk (spelling?) out and sleep for long periods of time at night. During the day, she couldn't be easier (am I jinxing myself here?). She eats, then is awake for a short period of time and then sleeps all on her own. I said that I just wanted a kid who slept in the car seat and on her back, and it looks like maybe that's what we have. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, here are a few new pictures to keep you satisfied!


This is how little girls do blue!

Jacob really loves his little sister. What has been really surprising is how calm he is when he holds her. Even when something would normally upset him, he doesn't really show it while holding her. Maybe he just has to hold her all the time!

Alyssa's first bath. Daddy gave it to her and she really hated it. However...

she calmed down once she was wrapped up and was ready for a good meal!


Grandma Iowa said...

Thanks for the update - we check every day:) Sounds like she's being a really good little girl.
That's great! Keep up the good work mom, dad and brothers. Jacob looks adorable with her too.
Love, Grandma Iowa

Shannon said...

I love that last picture of her! I'm glad she's sleeping for you! Madeline used to sleep tons when she was that little.

On another note Jacob looks so much older then just 3 weeks ago (the last time I saw him)!

Anonymous said...

I love those pictures! Jacob looks so happy--the one where he is looking at her is priceless! I hope that we get to see you this weekend? I want to see the whole family so I hope it works out :) Love you all so much!

Aunt Sara