Monday, November 29, 2010

The Faces of Cadance

One of the best things about babies if their faces. It changes so rapidly that capturing their expressions can be hard work, or really lucky. Here are some faces we've captured of Cadance

This is her normal look. About 95% of the pictures we take look something like this:

This is her Happy face:

This is her tired face:

And her sleeping face:

We call this one evil eyes:

And this one "So now what do I do with it"

And last but not least, this is her "I'm so humiliated" face:

Cadance is doing really well. We've had 3 babies born in our ward in the last week, so comparatively Cadance looks huge. She is moving her head around really well and gaining a lot of strength in her neck. And, as the picture would indicate, she has discovered her tongue, but isn't quite sure what to do with it yet.

Steve and I had a great Thanksgiving break. He is working in his last rotation of the semester and is excited to have 2 weeks to relax. I am loving spending time with Cadance and am figuring out the whole mom thing. Speaking of, does anyone have any suggestions on getting groceries from the car to apartment with a baby. What I've come up with so far is carrying her inside and then locking the door, getting some bags and taking them inside, locking the door again, etc. until I'm done. But, maybe there is a better way.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Favorite Part of the Day

Cadance currently loves to lay on a blanket and look around. She's becoming more aware of the world. I love watching her.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Famous Ladybug Costume

In mid march Steve and I told our families that we were expecting a baby. As expected both sets of parents and siblings were thrilled at the news. Unexpectedly, a few weeks later my wonderful mother-in-law informed me that she had purchased the cutest ladybug outfit for our daughter to wear for Halloween. This was funny for two reasons: she purchased said outfit 6 months in advance and we didn't know the gender of the baby. So, the costume was ours if a girl and not if a boy. We did have a girl and so this year she wore the much anticipated ladybug costume. We took her to the ward Halloween party and she was a big success.