Sunday, July 26, 2009

This Week

This week has been pretty low key. As I mentioned, I had knee surgery a little over a week ago, so we have been at home most of the time. I worry a lot about things disrupting her, but I think Jasmine is doing pretty well with this surgery. She loves to scratch her nails on my brace, and LOVES to play with the bags of ice of my knee.

One day while Patrick was out for a walk with our girl, he went by a florist to surprise me with some flowers. Jasmine was so excited about them and wanted to hold them with her little hand. She held them all the way home, even after she fell asleep. I feel so lucky to have these two just loving me and taking such good care of me!


I love this sound... we got a good one of our sweet girl laughing at her dad.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

By popular demand...

I decided to post some videos since you all tell me you enjoy them so much. Some of them are a little long, so feel free to skip this post if you like.

Jasmine loves to play and is busy all day long. It is so hard to get her to nap. She always wants to go go go and most of the time she is pretty happy. This ball and apple are two of her favorite toys lately. This video was taken the week we were packing up and getting ready to move. We didn't have as much time to hold and love her, but she was very cooperative and a good little helper.

I wanted to give all of you a little taste of what I am so blessed to wake up to every morning. I would say 6 out of 7 mornings a week, I wake up to Jasmine talking and playing in her crib. It is very unusual for her to wake up crying, and I always try to get to her while she is still happy. Keep in mind, she is a little camera shy, but you still get a feel for her little morning personality.

Like I said in my last post, she is laughing out loud now and it is the cutest thing ever! She especially finds her dad pretty funny. This is a video of the two of them playing.

Jasmine still loves her baths. Some day she will kill me for posting videos of her naked on the internet. But, I just can't help it. She is our happy little fish! It is funny to look at how long she is in her whale tub now versus when she was first born. I don't know how much longer she will fit in it.

I will try to get a good one of her rolling over on her own and more of her sweet laugh. I never want to forget that sound!

4 Months

Our girl is officially four months old. Just like I say every month, I can't believe how much she has changed in such a short amount of time.

At her check-up this month, she weighed 16 pounds and is 26 1/4 inches long, which means she is in the 90th percentile for both height and weight. It seems she may be a tall girl like her mom. It is hard to believe, but looking at her you can easily see, she has grown 6 inches since she was born.

She tried cereal for the first time, and really enjoyed it. She laughs out loud now. She can officially roll over on her own from her back to her tummy. She is very good at holding her toys and can even toss them across the room if she gets too excited. She is almost sitting up by herself. She also just started playing in her new bouncer that her Uncle Arnold bought her and likes it a lot.

She is a very happy girl and we are so grateful to have her!


So it has been a while since I've posted, and it's because we've had quite a bit of change in the last month. I will hit some of the highlights. Some of you know that we were going to buy a home in Beaumont, but decided to back out. So, on 4th of July weekend, we moved to Yucaipa instead. It is so nice to be so close to family!

Uncle Derrick came to visit...
Uncle Bennett graduated from the Paramedic program. We are so proud of him! He has worked really hard for this. We think Gwynne should get to be an honorary medic as well, for all of the loving support she has given him in the last year.

We got a new ride... we are now a 3 Toyota family.

I (Jenn) had knee surgery. Things went really well and I am in very little pain. It has been so great to have family close by to help out!

We love our new place and are really happy with where we are and how things are going. Life is good!