Friday, April 24, 2009

New Mum

Congratulations to Jen & Mark on the arrival of your new son Calum who I can imagine is just beautiful. Still awating some pictures. He was born via c-section early this morning London time after 2 hours of pushing; Jen was drug-free leading up to the c-section.. crazy girl!!

We are all so happy for you both and can't wait to meet the new Mr. Verghese come September. Westyn is especially excited to meet him as he will be her token English friend.

She is trying to show her excitement

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1 Month Report Card

Westyn is 5 weeks today but she had her 1 month check up this morning and I have to say that I am once again proud of my little girl. Our pediatrician said that she had to keep reminding herself that Westyn is a 1 month old since she looks and has the strength of a 2+ month old.
She weighs 11lbs 2 ozs and is in the 97% for weight and 22 1/2 inches long coming in at the 95% for height. We have definitely produced a larger than average baby but we couldn't be happier with her progress. She is eating better than I could have imagined and is sometimes giving me a 4 hour stretch at night, which seems like a full night sleep these days.

Troy and I broke out our video camera last night and were messing around with filming so hopefully I'll figure out how to post the videos soon. Westyn is thisclose to showing us her smile so maybe in the next few days we'll get a real one.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Days

I don't want to jinx myself but I think that I'm settling into mommyhood in a great way. My body has now gotten used to waking up every 2-2 1/2 hours at night so I'm not a zombie anymore throughout the day and I'm beginning to feel like myself again. I've even made dinner twice this week although Troy should take some credit as he is usually the one to finish things since Westyn tends to get hungry right in the middle of cooking.....I really actually plan it this way.

Not a lot more to report except that Westyn is growing and changing everyday. I think she is only a few days away from smiling and is making the cutest noises I have ever heard. Last week my friend from college, Erin Coffey came over to take some pictures of Westyn and I can't wait to see all of them. For those of you that haven't seen them, here are a few below. Coffey is a wonderful photographer and is so extremely patient, she captured some amazing pictures of Westyn that I know Troy and I will cherish forever. Thank you!!!!

We have Westyn's 1 month dr. appt. next week so I'll have more to post then.

This picture was taken after we gave Westyn her first very successful bath

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Westyn's first trip to the Canal

This weekend we went away to our cabin at the Hood Canal and introduced Westyn to her soon-to-be summer playground. It was SO NICE to get away from the house and spend the weekend eating, drinking wine (finally), and spending time with my little family. My parents were also there so they spoiled us rotten (as usual) with our favorite wines and a wonderful dinner on Saturday night and even better breakfast this morning - they are so good to us. The weather was absolutely beautiful and it was so hard to leave this afternoon but I'm sure we will be back very soon as Westyn slept better there than she has since she was born; my parents swear it's the salty air. Also, since I wasn't able to waterski this last summer due to my being preggo, I will be itching to get on that ski come Memorial Day weekend.

Here are some pics from the weekend.