One Week!

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Baby Anya is a week old as of yesterday, which means it is time for some photo cuteness and a quick update. We are all soaking in her cuteness and sleepy cuddles. Lewis is doing great with her. He loves petting her soft hair and cheeks, and is oh so gentle with her. He has, as expected, gotten a bit jealous at times when Mommy was busy with Anya and couldn’t immediately come help him, but overall he is handling the change very well. We’re lucky that Chris gets to stay home for a couple of weeks while we all work on settling in and adjusting to new routines.

Staring off intently at something interesting.

Staring off intently at something interesting.

Anya started out very very sleepy, waking just long enough to nurse and get her diaper changed between each stretch of sleep. She is starting now to have a bit more awake time between eating and sleeping, and I was pleasantly surprised that she stayed awake and alert for a full hour this morning before drifting back off to dream land. In typical newborn fashion she is happy to sleep in her bassinet during the day but wants nothing to do with it at night, when we’d really like her to be there. We are co-sleeping for now while she adjusts, but also working towards getting her used to her own sleep space since co-sleeping is really not our preferred method.

"Enough pictures mom!" She amazes me with her ability to roll from her back over onto either side. Lewis had no interest in rolling of any sort until he was almost a year old.

“Enough pictures mom!” She amazes me with her ability to roll from her back over onto either side. Lewis had no interest in rolling of any sort until he was almost a year old.

After taking some solo pictures of Anya we asked Lewis to sit and hold her for a few more pictures. He wasn’t very interested at first.

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This picture cracks me up. When we first sat them down he just stared down at the floor and wouldn’t look at the camera or smile.

After a minute he decided to warm up to the camera and gave us plenty of smiles and silly faces.

After a minute he decided to warm up to the camera and gave us plenty of smiles and silly faces.

My two beautiful little loves. <3

My two beautiful little loves. ❤

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Photo Friday – Special Edition!

Happy Friday everyone! This week you get a special batch of photos showing off our beautiful new baby girl! Baby Anya joined our family at 9:00pm on Tuesday. She takes after her brother weighing a hefty 9 lb 2 oz, and was 20 inches long. She is, of course, absolutely perfect. 🙂

We were lucky that my mom was able to come out and stay with Lewis while Chris and I were at the hospital. Lewis loved having Grandma here and was sad when she had to go back home yesterday, but he’s looking forward to another visit sometime soon from her and Grandpa.

You get lots of photos today because I couldn’t choose which were best.

At the hospital - almost time for Baby to arrive!

At the hospital – almost time for Baby to arrive!

Holding my sweet baby for the first time. <3 She loves sucking here hands and was bringing them to her mouth almost as soon as she was born.

Holding my sweet baby for the first time.

Daddy's first time holding Anya.

Daddy’s first time holding Anya.

This new world is horrible! Why am I all cold and naked and not being snuggled?!

“This new world is horrible! Why am I all cold and naked and not being snuggled?!”

Sleeping peacefully. She looks a bit like Lewis-as-a-baby in this one.

Sleeping peacefully. She looks a bit like Lewis-as-a-baby in this one.

Happy family. <3

Happy family. ❤

Happy Grandma holding her new grandbaby.

Happy Grandma holding her new grandbaby.

Lewis got a special present from his sister: a digital camera of his own!

Lewis got a special present from his sister: a digital camera of his own!

Grandma with a big bundle of blankets and sweet sleepy baby.

Grandma with a big bundle of blankets and sweet sleepy baby.

Lewis was very shy of Anya at first, but he warmed up quickly once we got her home.

Lewis was very shy of Anya at first, but he warmed up quickly once we got her home.

Oops, Anya and I forgot to look at the camera!

Oops, Anya and I forgot to look at the camera!

Maybe my favorite photo. Lewis is thinking "Yes! Mama is conked out and has no idea I stole her phone! Muahahaha!"

Maybe my favorite photo. Lewis is thinking “Yes! Mama is conked out and has no idea I stole her phone! Muahahaha!”

Trying out the bouncy chair. Lewis had almost all his naps in this chair for his first few months.

Trying out the bouncy chair. Lewis had almost all his naps in this chair for his first few months.