Saturday, May 30, 2009

First Smiles!

We've had such a crazy last few weeks!  Lot's of visiting with friends and family!  Yeah for Rich and Kasey bringing the fam down to Lakewood!  It was so good to catch up, even if it was just for a little bit!    

So, Little Charlotte starting smiling late in her 5th week of life :)  But only once a day, mostly when I got her up from her afternoon nap!  Her smiles got bigger and more frequent in her 6th week...but Daddy Kev has yet to see one!  He's seen a couple grins but none of the big gummy smiles yet!  Today's the first day of her 7th week and I saw her smiling at her monkey in the I'm thinking she's be smiling at Daddy tonight for sure!  She's such a sweet and loving baby!  I posted a pic of the tail end of a beautiful gummy smile :)  They are so elusive and hard to catch on film!!

We're off to Arcadia tonight to visit with Grammy Robin for her birthday!  Happy Birthday Grammy!  Then in two more days Uncle Daniel will be in town fresh from China!  Can't wait for shopping on 2nd Street and the infamous tri tip sandwiches!  It's going to be a great week!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Charlotte's First Photo Shoot!

Charlotte had her first photo shoot on Wednesday!  She screamed for the first hour and then sacked out for the second hour!  Kelly was so patient with her, she could not have been more awesome!!  Here's the pictures she sent us last night...more to follow in a few weeks!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We Did It!!

We made it through our first week without Kev at home!!  I miss him like crazy, but I think my maternal instincts are in high gear now that's it's just me and C all day.  We've been going on our daily walks to the park, thank goodness Charlotte sleeps most of the way!  I get to catch up on my new favorite pod cast (This American's the best ever!  Thanks Daniel!) and make some phone calls that are long overdue...if I haven't called you back, I will soon!  

My next mission...the grocery store!  I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My 30th Birthday!

30 already!  Yikes!!  Kevin took the day off of work and we took Charlotte for her first visit to the park and fed the ducks.  It was a nice relaxing day!  Kev bought me an ice cream cake from Cold Stone, seriously the best thing I have ever eaten!!

I always wanted to go White Water Rafting for my 30th, but we're postponing it until next year!  Not a lot that you can do with a one month old baby!  

Charlotte was the best gift ever!  

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy 1 Month Birthday Charlotte!

One month already!  Oh man!  Charlotte's been getting lots of tummy time and really tries to hold up her head.  She's such a strong little thing!  She has a really tight grip too.  When I walk around the room she can follow my movements...she's super alert and knows the sound of my voice!  Her eyes are looking bluer and bluer.  It's crazy, I think she looks a lot like me, but when I look at her sleeping, I see so much of Kevin; especially in the shape of her eyes.

It feels like such a blessing to finally be a parent and it makes me so happy to see Kevin with Charlotte because it's something we've been wanting for such a long time.  I want to enjoy every second of it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My First Mother's Day!!

The Happy Family!!

So excited to celebrate my 1st Mother's Day!!

My first Mother's Day could not have been more special!  We went over to Keith and Carmen's house in the morning to make breakfast and spend some time with Beth.  We ended up playing dominos and having tons of fun!

Charlotte got me the sweetest card and an amazing gift, a wonderful necklace with a C in the center.  Now I'll always have Charlotte close to my heart!  

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Uncle Daniel!

So sweet, I love the headband!  I'm searching for more!

Look at those skinny Witt legs!  Too darling!

Sorry we didn't get to see you on your birthday!  But we know you'll have an awesome day!!  Can't wait to hang out in June!

P.S. Charlotte totally wanted to wear something fashionable to celebrate, I couldn't say no :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Charlotte Rose is 3 weeks old!!

Mommy's good little sleeper :)

What a good Dad, one foot on the baby bouncer and two hands on the Wii Wheel...nice!

Our photo shoot for grandma Beth's Mother's Day pictures!!  The Witt cousins...too cute!!

Grandpa Larry calls this Charlotte's watermelon suit :)  I love it!!

Finally out and about!  Our first walk!

The proud Daddy, he's so good with her!!

But I love her!  

I can't believe Charlotte is already 3 weeks old!  Time is really flying by fast!  Kev lets me take lots of naps while he watches the baby, so I'm getting a little more sleep.  Charlotte is still sleeping 4-5 hours at a time during the night, which is awesome!  But she's crazy fussy from's like nothing can please that girl!  But we're trying!  Poor Sally every time she comes over to visit, Charlotte is in a mood and mostly screams the whole time!   

Kevin's been telling me that next week we have to start getting some stuff around the house done...but all I want to do is play with the baby and sleep!  Haha...but I have a feeling Kevin's not going to let me off the hook much longer!  He's such a stickler :)  We have gone on our first walk and even made a first visit to South Coast Plaza, so fun!

I'm not excited for him to go back to work soon...yikes!