Sunday, October 31, 2010

Newborn No Longer

 Noelle is 6 weeks old, which means she's passed her first milestone... newborn to infant! Already, she has outgrown all of her newborn outfits. I was a little sad packing them away this week. It really is incredible how quickly she's growing. Alex and I can't believe, looking that the size of the 6 month and 9 month clothing that we have, that she'll be that big so soon!

About three times a week, Noelle and I have been making it out for a run with the jogging stroller. She usually does really well, falling asleep during the run. Our outings still aren't very long, but I'm starting to feel more like a runner again.
Ready for a run

In honor of Halloween, we give you what we like to call Noelle's "monster" face:
Beware, a scream is on the way!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom

Sleep = Happy Mom

Technically, my birthday was a few weeks ago (October 11th). However, I believe Noelle gave me her birthday present the last few nights, when she slept for some 5 hours stretches. It certainly made me happy!
Sleepy baby - My shirt has my name on it!

While fussy in the evenings (and that is already getting better), Noelle has actually been great at night since the first week. She usually wakes up every three hours to eat, but falls asleep quickly again once done. Hopefully that will continue.

Monday, October 18, 2010

1 Month Old

Noelle - 1 Month Old

Today, Noelle is 1 month old. While we're going through the normal stresses of having a newborn (lots of crying for Noelle and little sleep for us), time is still flying. It's hard to believe she's already been with us for a month. We haven't broken her yet!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Meet the Grandparents: Part II

Alex's parents are in town this week. So, baby Noelle is again overflowing with attention! Another nice benefit, of course, is that Alex and I have been able to go out sans baby for brief periods. Going to get Pink Berry without a stroller is our new found luxury =)
Grandma Hayes

Grandpa Hayes

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bigger Already

As of yesterday's doctor's appointment, Noelle weighs 9 lbs 7 oz. One of the (many) pieces of advice I received while pregnant was that I'd be proud of every ounce my baby gained. It sounded silly to me at the time, but now I know it's true =)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Meeting Grandma & Grandpa Brock

Little miss Noelle is already getting spoiled =) My parents have helped make sure that the baby girl has never been put down the last few days. It's a perfect scenario for the newborn who loves to snuggle!

Grandma Brock

Grandpa Brock