Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Abiageal || 3 Months

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Another month, another update! It's crazy how she changes and grows in such a short time span. She's graduated to a vertical picture, rather than horizontal, as Auntie Lauralynn couldn't quite get all of her in the shot ;)

Not sure of her weight and length, as we don't have a doctor appointment until beginning of July for her 4 month check up, and I haven't stepped on the scale in a while.

Favourite things:
  • She still loves her baths! We have them every other evening, and now she scrunches her eyes closed + smiles when I wash her neck. So cute! 
  • Even more of a powerhouse now when she stands, and she'll stand for minutes at a time. 
  • Abby found her legs! She kicks them with her eyes wide and staring at them, while blowing bubbles.
  • She giggled for the first time! It was when I was playing and pretended to drop her. She friggin' loved it. I had her going again today, along with some happy screaming, by making funny sounds.
  • She woke up one morning and was suddenly grasping at toys and bringing them to her mouth, especially her giraffe. It's a teething toy, too. Exciting!
  • She occasionally sleeps right through 10 hours at night. We've had a couple hiccups of a 2:30am and 3:30am wake up call, but she's only 3 months - still relatively unpredictable. We're getting there!
  • Grandma and Grandpa Danyliw were here for a week and Abby was all smiles when she'd see them.
  • We're slowly out growing the 0-3 month clothes. Quite a few onesies still fit, but we're getting into the 3-6 month clothes.
  • Abby tries to hold her bottle and pulls it out of her mouth, only to get mad. Sometimes, she just stares at it and tries to pull it back in her mouth. She obviously knows what the bottle does ;)
Abiageal is such a blessing and I can't imagine my life without her. She's beginning to recognize us as well, and smiles when she sees me or her daddy in the mornings. 

I'm looking forward to July when my younger sister comes to visit at the beginning of the month, and my mom may be able to finally meet Abiageal at the end of July! 

xo. Nicole

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Abiageal || 2 Months

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Photo courtesy of my Abby's auntie, Treasured Forever Photography!

She turned 2 months old this past Saturday, May 6th. It has been so fun watching Abby grow and learn! We've had our fair share of rough days, but overall, she's a happy and healthy baby. My c-section incision finally closed at 8 weeks postpartum after 2 skin infections that kept popping it open. I missed her one month update, but onwards! I don't remember which milestones she hit before 1 month other than the fact that she's been holding her head up since week 2!

Weight: 12 pounds, 8 ounces (+ 4 lbs, 7 oz since birth)
Height: 58 cm/23 inches (+ 1.5 inches since birth)

Favourite things: 
  • A lion on a crinkly toy that came with her play mat. They have some serious conversations, and her face just lights up when she sees it!
  • Baths
  • Family. She loves tracking her cousins around the room and doesn't play shy yet with anyone! So far, she's a people person ;) weird, because her daddy and I both aren't.
  • Standing. She is SO proud of herself when we hold her forearms and she pushes herself up to a standing position. Many bubbles are blown and smiles happen!
  • Changing. As soon as I lay her on the changing pad, she's all smiles!
She's been a belly sleeper since 3/4 weeks old and refuses to be swaddled or put to bed on her back. One morning, she woke me up because she had rolled onto her back and she was pretty darn mad about it. She's also sleeping through the night! Our typical night is her sleeping from 9pm to about 4am. Last night was 10:30-5:45 because it was immunizations yesterday and she was feeling pretty off in the evening. We both made it through that, though with a few tears from both of us.

She loves blowing bubbles and smiling when she sees me, Rob, or her lion + giraffe toys. Abby found her hands, and it was fun watching her figure them out because she was always punching herself in the forehead. Her arm movements are a lot smoother, but she obviously still has a ways to go. She's starting to open her fists a little more but is still swatting at her toys with closed fists. She's been grabbing my fingers and trying to bring them to her mouth. She's not there yet with toys, but I see it on the horizon.

She had her first chiropractor appointment and she did so well! She slept through my adjustment, then despite being woken up, she was a champ and just stared at the chiropractor. A few adjustments in her lower back and one around her neck, and she was good to go. He mentioned that she was pretty advanced in her strength for her age. Well, duh ;)

It's pretty surreal having her here and knowing that I'm her mom!

xo. Nicole

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Maternity Photos

Well, it has been a hot minute since I last posted. My last post was a 39 week bumpdate, but I ended up going 11 days overdue and had Abiageal on March 6th, 2017, and now I have a 7 week old! I've been thinking about posting her birth story on here, to share and to keep, but it's probably going to be a while (let's be honest).

It's really been great, despite recovering from a c-section (helllllo house cleaner!), and our little chicky is so happy and healthy.

Anywho, I wanted to share the photos my sister in law took of me! I was 34 weeks along in these pictures :)
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All photos courtesy of Treasured Forever Photography!

I'll be sure to share Abiageal's newborn photos too! I somehow found the time to make this post because it's 7am and of course I'm wide awake while Abby sleeps soundly in her bassinet. 

xo. Nicole