Friday, July 17, 2009


Our little Holly is so cute and fun. Can I just say that I feel so lucky to be able to stay home and just be her mom full-time? Don't get me wrong; it's a lot of work, and most of the time I think to myself at 5:00 in the evening, "What on earth did I do today?" But we are so blessed that we can afford for me to stay home and care for her. Yay!
Anyway, little Holly does some things that Andrew and I think are pretty funny. She is such a squirmy baby. Almost everyone who holds her comments on this to some extent. Whenever I take her to the pediatrician's office and put her on the scale, the nurse says, "Oh yeah, you're the squirmy one." I just thought all babies were this squirmy, but apparently not. Holly wants to just be on the move! We have a sleep positioner in her crib to keep her on her back. One day when I was going to get her up from a nap, I found her like this:

She wiggles out of just about anything. At night we swaddle her to sleep, and when I go and get her, her arms are somehow magically out of the blanket, no matter how tightly we swaddle her! We have a little Houdini on our hands.
One of Holly's favorite hang-outs is her swing. I usually don't buckle her in because she doesn't really like it (I know, I know--at the expense of my child's safety. We're horrible parents, what can we say?). She usually stays in there and enjoys being hypnotized by the swinging motion and the mobile. However, when she's had enough, she gets wiggly and upset. Here is what she normally looks like when she's done with the swing:

It's pretty funny. I guess the message I should take from this is, I should buckle her in before she can wiggle all the way out of her swing!
Lastly, Holly has started giving us "real" smiles. Yesterday, we put her in this cute outfit from our good friends Kaulana and Nicole (thanks, guys!). We wanted to take pictures of her in it to show them and Andrew was trying to get her to make a good picture face. So he was saying her name in a really funny way, and she was smiling for the camera! We were so excited to get pictures of her doing her funny little smile.

Finally, I can't believe that Holly is six weeks old already! She is growing so fast and is filling out nicely. Where she used to be skinny, she's getting chubby. I love it! She is more and more of a joy each day.


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