Sunday Alyssa pulled up for the first time on one of her toys. Ever since then she has been pulling up on everything. Today I was sitting at the table eating lunch while the girls were napping and I hear Alyssa's mobile start playing. I ran in there without her knowing it and took these pictures. This is the first time she has pulled up in her crib. Looks like Trey will have to lower the mattress tonight!!!!
Pray for me tomorrow. It will be my first full day alone with the girls. I am sure we will do great but I could still use the prayers. Not only will it be my first day with them but I also have to get them both ready and to Mallory's 1 month check up. I am tired just thinking about it!!!!!!!
Here is our family. We finally got around to take a picture all together. Actually, this is the first time I put on makeup and fixed my hair to take a family picture. We had our first family outing last weekend. Trey had family come in from out of town so we spent the day in Carthage visiting everyone. We had a good day.
Mallory is growing like a weed. We took her in for her 2 week check up and was up to 7 lbs. We were really excited since when we took her right after she was born she was 5lb 15oz's. With breastfeeding I just wasn't sure if she was getting enough food but apparently so. She loves to eat!!! Trey had the 24 hour bug and didn't hold her for 2 days. He was finally able to hold her yesterday and he said she felt much heavier. She is sleeping okay. It is pretty inconsistent right now. One night she may sleep for 4 or 5 hours straight and the next she may wake up every 2 hours. We are just taking it one day at a time. Luckily I still have help. Trey started back to work this week but his brother Bryan has been here since Friday and his Dad is coming tonight to stay for a week to help out. The main thing I need help with is getting Alyssa up and fed in the morning. Getting that extra hour or two of sleep REALLY helps me get through the day!!!!
Alyssa has about 6 teeth coming in at once so she hasn't been too happy for the past week. She is finally eating again. For about a week she would only take her bottle and juice. She really doesn't pay much attention to Mallory. Of course Mallory is asleep about 18 hours out of the day so Alyssa isn't really around her very much. She did blow her a kiss without us telling her to. That was pretty cute!
I have to brag on my wonderful husband for a minute. While he was off and the girls were sleeping he got pretty bored so he decided to take up sewing. I got a sewing machine for Christmas but have not had time to learn how to use it. He started out by making some burp cloths and then made a dress for Mallory. His aunt has a monogramming machine so we took them to her this weekend to put Mallory's name on them. Here are the pictures.
Mallory Ann Smith was born on February 2, 2007 @ 11:55 AM weighing in at 6 pounds 10 ounces. Both Mama and Baby are doing good, as we got to come home yesterday afternoon. All honor, glory, and praise be to God, the giver and sustainer of life. We thank you for all of your prayers
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