Addilyn Grows–7 weeks!

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Here I am, writing Addilyn’s 7 week post, which means she is 8 weeks old.  And to that, I say: Where has the time gone?!  Her once teenie tiny, fragile little body is no more…now she has an impossibly adorable chunkiness to her and is so full of life!  Her eyes are bright and beautiful.  Her skin is clear and glowing.  Her squeals and coos are music to my ears and I could listen to her ‘talk’ all day long.

At 7 weeks, Addilyn:

  • Weighs around 11 pounds, based on my Mom weighing herself and then picking up Addilyn and weighing again
  • Kicks and swings at her toys on her play mat
  • Follows Mama and Daddy with her eyes as we walk around the room
  • Grins the biggest gummy grin, when Mama’s face comes into view(I particularly love this one!)
  • Has developed a very apparent preference to who holds her at times, she sometimes gets really upset with her Daddy or other family members and as soon as I take her–she calms right down
  • Looks around the room to find us when she hears our voices
  • Enjoys watching Lily jump on the couch or dart across the room
  • Has seemed to grow developmentally by leaps and bounds this week!
  • Is very active and wriggly
  • Is full of grins and giggles every morning around 7am.  I pull her into bed with us and we enjoy a solid 30 minutes of smiles and ‘talking’ with her.  Favorite part of our day, hands down!
  • Is developing quite the personality!  She is silly and makes funny faces constantly.  Sometimes she makes me laugh out loud and when I do, it makes her smile all the more!
  • Nurses every 2-3 hours during the day.  Goes to sleep around 10pm at night and wakes to nurse around 3:30-4:00am and then sleeps until 6:00-7:00am

Spent an evening with Grammy and Pop while her Daddy and I went to see Ironman 2.  She did very well and took her bottle of expressed milk perfectly 🙂

Some photos from Addilyn’s 7th week of life:

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She loves to kick at her toys on her play mat!

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Memorial Day weekend walk around the neighborhood, after our sad attempt to make it to the strawberry festival(1.5 hours of stand-still traffic...we gave up and turned around:(

Memorial Day weekend walk around the neighborhood, after our sad attempt to make it to the strawberry festival(1.5 hours of stand-still traffic…we gave up and turned around:(

Addi in her sweet little dress I picked out for her Daddy.  His favorite colors are blue and orange!

Addi in her sweet little dress I picked out for her Daddy. His favorite colors are blue and orange!

Addilyn meets Sophie, love at first sight!

Addilyn meets Sophie, love at first sight!

Happy 7 weeks baby girl!  You are growing and changing right before our eyes.  You are an angel and a true gift.  We cherish each smile, giggle and cry.  You are amazing and we are loving being your parents!

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2 thoughts on “Addilyn Grows–7 weeks!

  1. Her smiles are so adorable! And wow, she’s sleeping well! Yay! Isn’t being a mommy just the best EVER!?

    Can’t believe the strawberry festival was THAT crowded!

    • I was shocked by the festival too! I read in the paper they were expecting 120,000 people!!!!! I should have known to stay away. Such a shame though, because I love that festival!

      Yes, being a Mommy is undoubtedly the best ever!!!! And in true mommy fashion, I think she is just pure perfection!!! 🙂 🙂

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