Sunday, November 30, 2008

Shelby's First Thanksgiving

It was an unusual Thanksgiving but was gobbles of fun!  Shelby got to see Grandpa (for the first time) and Grandma from Ohio and Uncle Nick and Aunt Pat joined us in between trucking jobs!   Pat and Nick showed up in their shiny red truck fresh from a delivery down south.   Their next load wasn't due for a pickup until Monday, so they joined us the whole weekend!  Since the guest room was taken, they camped out in the truck - probably the lowest maintenance house guests ever!  

The food was great - sweet potatoes, cranberries and pie were my picks.   While we ate I ran a little time lapse photo experiment.  Even Shelby made the corner of the picture.   No turkey for her until next year.  

Grandma and Aunt Pat enjoyed a few sunny Florida walks with Shelby while Grandpa fixed a backed up sink.    With free babysitting on hand,  Bonnie and I snuck out for to see the new 007 movie.  It was great watching them all handle the baby, it was like they had done this before.  

With everyone gone, it's so quiet.   But it won't be but a few weeks before we're joined again for Christmas.   Shelby's got less than a month to smile on command! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Sounds of Shelby

Shelby makes the funniest noises - constantly! We have captured some of them on film for you viewing enjoyment.

Never Mind

Well, I think it was just a fluke. Shelby woke up at 2:20am for a midnight snack. Oh well. A new milestone to look forward to!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

4 weeks old

Today is Shelby's 4-week birthday! We threw a party. :) It's been a big week for us so far:

1. Scott fed Shelby her first bottle last night! She was a bit sloppy, and had a hard time getting the hang of it. Tonight she pounded that bottle! I took many pictures of it tonight.

2. She slept through her 2am feeding! After all of her evening squawking, she went to bed at 10:30 and didn't get up until 4:30! I'm not sure if it was a fluke or not. When I got up to feed her, I was trying to figure out if I had "sleep-fed" her and just didn't remember.

3. Today I taught her to suck her hand (thumb tucked in and sucking on her thumb/forefinger). Apparently she found it quite soothing. She fell asleep while sucking. She was ticked off when we gave her a bath tonight, and she brought her hand to her mouth and started sucking all by herself!

Bath Time!

We seem to be making progress on the bathing front. After several ear piercing screaming baths, tonight we enjoyed moments of calm in the bath tub. Only after a few pictures and hair washing did Shelby begin to get a bit irritated. She was even showing off her new trick of sucking her thumb/fist to calm herself down.

Now, if only there was a more comfortable arrangement for us other than kneeling over the tub on a hard floor.