Monday, April 26, 2010

Jori - 1 Month

My little Jori . . . you have rocked our world this last month!  You have completely captured your daddy's, brother's and my heart.  You have grown to 6 lbs 14 oz and are now wearing newborn clothes.  Your smile already lights up a room and we smile every time we see it!
Here are a few of the things we now know about you:

- You LOVE to be held!  You just want to snuggle close . . . the closer the better . . . it is what makes you happy (it also makes momma happy!)
- When being swaddled . . . . you must always have your hands and arms free.  You love to move them around and definitely do not like to have them restrained under a blanket.
- You will let us know when you are hungry!  You my dear have a louder voice than your brother ever did :-)
- You love to look at yourself in the mirror . . . but why wouldn't you . . . you are just so pretty!
- You love to watch your brother . . . he is a silly boy . . . and he loves showing off for you!
- You bring the best out in all of us . . . Jadon has a very special protective side that we have not seen until now.
- We have no doubt that God has a wonderful plan for your life . . . and we are excited to see what that is!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Brotherly Love!

Jadon just LOVES his little sister.  He also loves it when Jori comes into his room to say goodnight.  She likes to get in his bed with him and share a few special moments before saying goodnight.  Jori loves to just look at Jadon (of course he is a goofball) and he loves to give her lots of attention.  We are so blessed with these 2 kiddos!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jadon . . . gone to the Dogs!

Jadon decided to lock himself into the kennel . . . I promise!!!  Of course he was hanging out with Mattie and watching TV with her . . . . all from the Kennel.  Only my dear Jadon!  Love him!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jori's IHOP

3 weeks to the day we took Jori back to the same IHOP . . . sat in the same booth, and ordered the same food when we found out that we were to be her parents.  We were even lucky enough to have the same waitress!  Needless to say . . . she remembered our crazy antics from that day (me crying and Jadon cheering for having a new sister).  What a great memory . . . that IHOP needs to never close as we plan on taking Jori there lots!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Grandma's visit . . .

I am so glad that my mom was able to come visit Jori so soon after she was placed in our home!  Jadon was in heaven and was able to make lots of banana bread with Grandma while she was here (of course while wearing his pirate hat).  Grandma was busy sewing all sorts of things for Jori (diaper bag, burp clothes, etc.) but of course she had plenty of time to hold her newest little grand baby!  Now Jadon, Jori, and I are looking forward to our trip to Michigan in June to see the whole rest of my family!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jori - 3 Weeks

I decided to weigh her on our scale at home and she is up t o 6 lbs 4 oz!  I guess she is really working hard at growing!  Pretty good since she was not scheduled to be here for another week.

This week she is showing us her eyes more and more.  She started playing with her little mirror and reaching out to touch things.  She loves to look at herself in the mirror . . . no surprise as she is just so pretty and must know it!

Jadon is loving his little sister and continues to get up at night to check on her.  He is so sweet to her.  Here are some 3 week pics of our Jori!

I found my hand!!

Cute little toes . . .

Our little princess . . .

I'm so pretty!!

Playing . . .

Jori - 2 weeks

Jori's 2 week stats:

Weight - 5 lbs 8 oz    4%
Height - 18 inches    6%
Head Circ - 13 inches    14%

My little girl is growing up!  This last week my mom was able to fly in to spend some time with us and sew all kinds of things for our girl (burp cloths, diaper bag, blankets and more).  My friends from church also threw us an awesome baby shower.  We are feeling so much love from everyone and are so so humbled by the outpouring of love and support.  God has truly blessed us!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pure Bliss!

We are having so much fun being a family of 4 . . . bedtime routines are just the best.  Cuddles on the couch and reading stories . . . we are so happy to have Jori join us for those!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Who is that in my Easter basket?

She is just the prettiest little thing to grace this earth!  Nope not biased at all!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jori - 1 week old

We went to her first Doctor appointment on Thursday.  She was up to 5lbs 5oz (4 oz in 3 days) . . . go girl!

Here are some pictures of Jori at 1 week old.  Jadon just LOVES his little sister!