Monday, July 30, 2007

July 29th, Sunday

We took Allyssa to South Padre Island to see a member of our church who had some art in the Beachcombers Art Show and to see the ocean. She didn't open her eyes to see the ocean, but we had a great time walking along the beach and picking out pretty shells for her.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Allyssa is 7lbs 5 oz today

Here she tries to play with her left hand. She prefers the right side right now.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

July 20th


Allyssa has never been interested in pacifiers before, but she is now. She likes to hold them because they are easy to grasp. Sometimes, she'll even suck on it!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Allyssa and her toy

Grandma sent Allyssa a couple of new toys. She loves the teether. She likes to try to grab it. She got it a couple of times and pulled it to her, but, of course, never for the camera. Enjoy her playing with them!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

More pictures from July 18

Allyssa's due date!

Today is Allyssa's due date! She is 6 weeks and 1 day old! We can't imagine having waited this long. She's been such a joy. Enjoy these pictures!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

6 weeks old

Allyssa weighs 6.5 pounds now! She is growing out of her preemie clothes!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Tummy time

Click here to see the video.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

More of the baptism

Mommy and Daddy
Mike, Kati, Mommy, and Daddy
Daddy reinacting the baptism
It's been a long day!

Allyssa's baptism

Mike and Kati Brandon, baptismal sponsors
Grandma and Papa
Grandpa and Grandma
Cristy and Jay

Busy weekend

Allyssa with her uncle, Jay
July 8, 2007

Allyssa's first bath

I'd been giving Allyssa baths with the bath wipes the hospital gave me until Grandma got here because I thought that a bath would be a special thing for Grandma. Allyssa and Grandma both had a VERY good time!

Allyssa's first trip to the photographer

July 6th, 2007

Allyssa is one month old

July 5th, 2007

Energy Star Baby

July 1st

Proud Grandpa

Grandpa Vandercook meets Allyssa

June 29th

Shhhh! Daddy and Allyssa are sleeeping!
Daddy! Wake up!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Tracking skills and 4th of July

Allyssa loves a round toy that goes on her play mat. She'll follow it with her eyes until she can't see it anymore, then, she'll move her head all the way over! Yay Allyssa! She also loved the fireworks that some neighbor boys were popping in the church parking lot. We went outside to watch them. She loved to see the bright colors in the sky. She stared and stared. She didn't even mind the noise! Just wait until next year; I bet the noise bothers her then!!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Allyssa tries to turn over

Allyssa can turn the bottom 2/3 of her body over from her stomach to her back! I don't know how soon babies can do that, so it might not be amazing to anyone else, but it is great to me! She gets stuck on her head. She just can't get it to flip over her one arm. We'll have to teach her to get a good, fast start on it! Momentum! That's the key! (Or she could just get bigger and stronger, but wouldn't it be cute to see a 5 pound baby turn over?!)