Friday, February 6, 2009

Helene Marie Update...


Helene Marie is now 2 weeks old. We broke out the baby scale for the first time this morning and she's exactly 1 lb over her birth weight (she's 7 lbs 4oz). She's a great eater (just like her big sister) and starting to be a better sleeper (just like her big sister). We're hoping to take her announcement photos this weekend, so hang in there!


Her first week was spent going to the doctors office everyday, followed by a trip to the lab to get her jaundice levels checked. It was a bit extreme in my opinion, but her doctor wanted to keep a very close eye on her. She's perfectly-perfect now and starting to adjust to life outside the womb.


In fact, I think she's adjusting faster than we are. Going from 1 child to 2 children has been more difficult than we imagined. With Brixie Lee, it took me a couple of months to accept that going anywhere with a kid takes 3 times longer than going it alone. Now I'm starting to accept that it's going to take 10 time longer with 2 kids than with 1. I think that's one of the hardest things for me because I'm a go-go-go kinda girl.


Today Don took his girls shopping and we made it out the door by 9:30am! We started getting ready at 6:30am. And to think, Jerry used to say it was ridiculous when it took me and hour and a half to get just myself ready for high school. This morning all I got to do to myself was brush my teeth, pull my hair back and get dressed! Actually... that's all I do most days!


If you want to see all the pics from Helene's 2 Week photo shoot, check out Don's Gallery.

6 comments:

bennett baby blog said...

oh my gosh, your new banner picture is gorgeous!! so is the one on this post. she looks a lot like BL to me. she is so beautiful, brix. both of your girls are. can't wait to see you guys soon.

Jennifer said...

Glad to hear things are going so well now. I love the pics, especially the one at the top of the blog. Boy Don is such a great photographer. You guys are lucky you get to save so much money on pictures.

Julie McCuen said...

The picture of her laying on the couch is absolutely priceless! Belongs in a magazine!!! And I can't believe she is already 2 weeks old...my goodness time flies!

Melissa said...

I love this picture of her. The expression on her face is priceless!

I'm so happy to hear that she is sleeping better at night. I know Don was ready to take a nap at Kindermusik the other night :)

Give Helene and Brixie Lee a big hug and kiss from us!

Ryan, Lori, & Jack said...

She is beautiful. Hang in there, I remember my sister telling me that going from 1 to 2 kids was not double the work but quadruple.

Melissa said...

LOVE the announcement!