Monday, April 19, 2010


Here's a break down of the good & the bad:

  • The Good: (Other than the fact that she's perfect!!!! Just like all my children!)
    She is becoming more and more vocal (lots of babbling, screaming, and "talking")
    She is really starting to take to her brothers (gives them kisses and will let them hold her)
    We're making lots of good eye-contact and getting plenty of smiles
    Starting to get a nap schedule: 30-40 min. in the morning, 1-2 hours in the afternoon.
    Growing accustomed to her carseat and usually doesn't scream while it in anymore
  • The Bad: Night: she usually wakes up 2 times for a bottle
    She cries in her sleep off and on throughout the night (it always wakes me up)
    …because of the prior two bullets…I'm exhausted.
    If were around a lot of strangers, and they hold her a lot…she melts down after we leave, won't eat, and I end up holding her the rest of the day, while feeding her bottles. Its clearly still overwhelming for her.
    She is teething … and you know how teething babies are.
We think things are really coming along fabulously; especially when you consider she has only been home a little over two weeks! She is so perfect for our family!! She laughs when the boys wrestle, and loves all their attention. She loves to climb into things; buckets, baskets, toy boxes etc… and it makes us laugh! We are so blessed!


  1. I am so glad she is adjusting but it will take time. Don't let anyone else hold her for awhile. It is not good for her attachment. Your family needs to be the only ones holding and comforting her.

  2. Oh Heather! Addison is just SO SO adorable! I have not been a great commenter or reader lately, but I just had to tell you how beautiful she is! And she is finally home with her family- yes!!!

    Elliana's heair used to stick straight up too- but after several months it's longer now and lays down a lot flatter! You're doing great with the bows though :-)