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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This past weekend, Leah was baptized in Greene at St. Peters. Her sponsors were Rebecca and Grant Small, Rachel Brinkman, and Justin and Erin Jensen. We had a lunch following at the church and a lot of family was able to come and see Leah (and Lily) :) So here are some pictures.

1 month old already!

So, this past Sunday, Leah turned 1 month old! Yep, time flies. Here's some snapshots on Sunday night.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weight Check

Good news-- we went back to the dr. today to check Leah's weight and she gained 7 ounces since Friday. So she is now officially above her birth weight by a whole 1/2 ounce, putting her at 7 lbs, 10 and 1/2 ounces. YAY! The pediatrician told me I can go back to breastfeeding but still offer her a couple ounces of formula after she feeds, and we'll have another weight check next week. So, hopefully she gains on the breast milk too!! We'll see!

And here's a couple of pictures for the week..

Showing off how long she is.. :)

Loves her new toy!

Falling asleep on Daddy-- a nightly thing.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

2 week appointment

Well, goodness, Uncle Tyler has informed me that it has been 9 days since an update, and you would think with me not working that I could find an extra 20 minutes in the day to update this thing more regularly-- but Leah has decided that even giving me 20 minutes off is just too much to ask...and it seems like anytime I finally get time to actually sit down at this computer, she wakes up and needs me!

ANYWHO-- we had Leah's 2 week appointment already this past Wednesday. The good news-- she grew 3/4 of an inch taller and is at a whopping 20 1/2 inches which is the 85 percentile. Her head circumference was 14.5 inches which is 89 percentile... however the bad news--- she only gained 5 ounces since she had left the hospital. So that puts her at 7 lbs, 3 ounces-- 39 percentile. Not the greatest. The pediatrician wanted to me to try supplementing formula after the breastmilk for a couple days, so we had to go back Friday just for a weight check, and she had only gained a 1/2 ounce in 2 days, so, now its straight formula, 3 ounces, every 3 hours until Tuesday, and the little girl better gain! Eric said "who knew our child would have trouble gaining weight?!" :) No kidding! So hopefully she's just slow in the process but will gain by our appointment Tuesday.

Other than that, Grandma Linn came down this week and was here with us from Tuesday through Friday to help Mommy and Daddy out. It was nice to have her here to help out, and Mommy got some good naps in while she was here!

We also had a couple more visitors-- Aunt Lindsey and Amy were here to visit us, and Mommy's friend Jess also stopped by to meet Leah. Also from last week, Paula, Gabe and Carson brought us pizza for supper and came and hung out with us for a couple hours. Yay for all the great company!!

Also since my last post was Easter! We went back to Greene, went to church at 9:00 (and we weren't even late!) and then had lunch at my parents house with Erics parents and both of our grandparents. Leah did great at church-- I think she may have been the only baby not screaming :)

So, that's alot of random stuff, and here are some pictures from all of that!!! :)

Amy, Amelia, and Lindsey came to visit.

Jessica came to visit..and Mommy unshowered :)

Sleeping with Grandpa

4 generations of Brinkmans

Hanging with Uncle Tyler

Clint and Amy came to visit Leah.

Easter Morning

Sleeping with Justin

4 generations of Gabes :)
Easter Morning..

Leah (kinda smiling) with her giraffe from Justin and Erin

Visit from Paula and Gabe and their son Carson.

in her swing...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Visitors, Visitors

Leah had a ton of visitors at the hospital, and we loved seeing everyone!

Paula and Deanna (Mommy's teacher friends)

Aunt Rachel and Tyler

Kim and Dave Buttler

The Off's (neighbors) Hayden really liked Baby Leah.

Amanda (Mommy's friend)

"Aunt" Lindsey

Grandpa and Grandma Time

Grandpa and Grandma Brinkman and Gabe came down and were able to be there Thursday when she was born and stayed Friday. Then the Grandpa's went home and the Grandma's stayed another night. They loved every minute of it (although Leah slept through most of it) but here are some pictures.