Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Good Times

Well, I have plenty more to update everyone on and of course more pictures to put in. First, Afton had her two month check-up appointment and it was quite the experience for her. She is healthy and weighs a little over 10 lbs. now. She is 22.5 inches long and has a very small head. Her height and weight are pretty average for her age, but she is in the 19th % for her head size. Oh well, she is still a cutie. She got three shots and let everyone know how much she enjoyed that. I had never heard her cry like that.

We tried to go on a hike to Mesa Falls recently and the pass was still blocked with snow so we just hiked in the snow for a little bit. It was actually a nice, warmish day so that was fun. It was Afton's first hike and she didn't like it as much as we had hoped, although she had been napping the whole drive. It was nice for Tad and I to go out and do something together.

We have been spending a lot of time with Joe and Leah. Tad and Joe are still working the tile job together on the weekends so Leah, Afton and I have some good girl time. We had a little cook out at their place a little bit ago. Afton thinks for some reason that she can't breath when the wind blows so that was entertaining.

On Sunday, we had a great surprise when we woke up. The mornings are Afton's best times and I was getting her ready to take and bath. I started taking her clothes off and she thought that was funny. She started laughing for the first time! It was so cute. I tickled her and she laughed for a few more minutes, but then she got confused and didn't know if it was funny anymore. She now laughs every once and a while but still not as much as she had before. It was great and we get to see how she grows every day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Two month old Afton (and Cara with the boppy!)

These are some recent pictures that we have taken. She's so cute we can't keep the camera off of her. Once we figure out how to edit our video camera things, I'll get some videos of her up on here. I've gotten lucky and have some of her smiling. Even though she is pretty teeny she still has cute chubby little cheeks!

Dad decided to have fun taking picture of me and the boppy! (Mom/Dad we tried to figure out the thong situation with the boppy; we didn't really have success, but we had tons of laughs!)

I love these pictures because her big blue eyes are so pretty and you get to see how she is beginning to look! She is a beauty!

Baby Afton!

I decided to rearrange our blog a little so that anyone can make comments and I can keep adding pictures that aren't jumbo sized. Anyway, for all those who want the low-down, we had our little Afton Renee Dickerson on February 16th 2008. She was a week late and didn't really want to come then either. We went to the hospital at one a.m. I was having pretty strong contractions but that's about all that was happening. Since I was a week late and had high blood pressure they went ahead and admitted me. (Thank goodness!) I had decided to get an epidural but the anesthesiologist was in surgery until 10:00 a.m. So we were just waiting. I only got frustrated with Tad once, and I didn't yell as he might lead you to believe. :) The epidural came finally and I got some rest. I woke up a couple times when the nurses came to check on things. It took all of maybe three hours to get from three centimeters to ten. I woke up feeling like she was coming out and the nurse told me I should get ready to push. This being the first time I've had a baby, I was thinking, ", I don't think I'm ready for that, thanks though!" However, it began and an hour later, our little girl came out. She had pooped in the womb and decided to eat it as well so they had to suck out her lungs. That was not fun to hear her wail, but Daddy was right by her side. She weighed 6 lbs. and 9 oz. and was 21 inches long.
She is now two months old and is the best! Mommy and baby get to spend everyday together and she is one of the happiest babies I know. She loves to smile. She loves the song Gabriel's Oboe from the Mission soundtrack. She has a dimple in her right cheek, the biggest blue eyes, and a nice head of hair. (When the baby first started coming out, the doctor announced, "Well, we've birthed the hair!") We are now getting at least five hours of sleep for the first leg of the night, and after that she'll wake up every three hours. Unfortunately, little Afton has reflux and takes medicine four times a day. Other than that we have been blessed with a healthy baby and are very grateful for this blessing in our lives.