Sorry, blog, for not writing more often. With me back at work things are hectic during the week. Please forgive me. :)
We enjoyed a Derby party at Jeremy's mom's house despite the tragic loss of a beautiful filly. Addie has done really well during the week. Anthony and Jenny, Jeremy's brother and fiancee, have watched her once a week the past two weeks and have really enjoyed themselves...so it seems. We are so thankful for their help. Our babysitter started this week. Kelly grew up at our church and is a college student now at the Univ. of Tennessee (we'll forgive her for that one). So far so good. I'm sure Addison and Kelly will love getting to know each other over the next month or so.
Last weekend Jeremy's cousin Allison got married. They had a wonderful wedding at a beautiful, small chapel and a reception on a yacht on the Ohio River. Leigh and Chad watched Addison for the night and Addie managed to spit up on Chad. Oops! Thanks so much for watching her, you two!
My first Mother's Day was nice. We went to church and then visited Jeremy's step-mom and dad. It was nasty weather outside so I got to do a whole lot of sleeping! It was great! Jeremy made a nice dinner and treated me to a massage since my shoulders and back seem to hurt a lot more nowadays since I cart around a 12 pounder a lot. I am hoping for some big biceps soon.
Please say some prayers for us. You may have noticed in some of the pictures that Addie has a red spot on her lower right eyelid. It is actually a hemangioma. It is basically a benign tumor of blood vessels that is very common in infants. It is kinda like a birthmark that is formed soon after birth. They usually get bigger over several months before eventually decreasing in size and going away (it can be years for that). Normally they aren't removed, but in Addie's case our pediatrician wants us to have it looked into since it is so close to her eye. At her one month appt. it looked more like a scratch and now it looks more like a bright red mole. Tomorrow we are going to a plastic surgeon for a consultation to see about having it removed (which will most likely happen) and to see how he will do it. Our pediatrician recommended Dr. O'Daniel, who sees lots of infants and children. Dr. O'Daniel actually did surgery on my nose for a deviated septum when I was in college. I really liked him. We will be sure to give you an update.
I need to upload more videos of Addison. She is smiling, laughing and cooing a lot and we love every minute of it! Enjoy all the pictures.
We think Addie is going to be a thumb sucker because she is putting her fists in her mouth a lot.
Our Seekers Sunday School babies...all born within 5 weeks of each other. Allison & Andrew, Me & Addison, Rachel & Ethan
At the park during an outing with the youth group. This shows the back of her head. Lots of dark hair!
At the wedding on the boat
The bride and groom
Jenny and Anthony
Mother's Day...a lazy day for mom! :)
After church on Sunday. 11 weeks old
Ok, so this was too funny. This morning right after I fed Addie I had to put her in my boppy on the couch while I got a few things ready and Jeremy was making our lunches (yeah, he's a big help in the mornings). We walked back in a few seconds later and she looked like this watching the morning news! Just chillin' taking it all in. No more watching tv for her!