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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We had a great first Christmas (and Hanuka) as a family of four. Katie loved ripping into and playing with her new presents and Jillian was just happy to eat and sleep.
 Katie and Jillian's traditional hand/foot print reindeer-- all four since 2008 for Katie and Jillian's first

 2 weeks old

 sisters at the tree on christmas morning

 playing with her new toys

 riding with her baby

 sharing her new toys with Jillian

 outside playing

 both girls sucking their thumbs

 2.5 weeks old in a hat I made for Katie

 meeting nana for the first time

 with pops

 trying her first bottle

Katie going on shopping trip" 
Running like a crazy person with her bubble mower: 
telling jillian a story: 
Opening her car: 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Hanuka and Jilly's first playdate

 Jillian is up to 7 lbs and 10 oz! So she's almost made it back to her birth weight. She gained more than I would have thought, so I'm really happy.
She had her first playdate this week, with her birth buddy Liam. Katie and Seth were running around like crazy people and wearing each other out.

 Sharing a snack

 First playdate for these two

 placing the candles
sweet cuddling

Lighting the menorah:

Monday, December 19, 2011


The doctor is okay with Jillian's weight--it is stable, and even though she hasn't started gaining yet, she thinks that will come soon. She's a bit yellow, but nothing to be concerned about, so I think we'll get to avoid the bili blanket with her!

Jillian is alternating between having really good nights of sleep and being up all the time. She's sleeping in the swing, and that's a huge improvement from the bassinet. She's eating like a champ (every 1 1/2 hours during the day yesterday), and she's starting to be awake for a little longer.

Katie seems to enjoy being a big sister, she'll always ask where Jillian is, declare she's kinda cute, and want to hold and touch her. She even brushed her hair the other night.

Katie is also enjoying being the "cooker" in her new kitchen, although at her restaurant, you never get what you ask for and it may or may not be cooked :)

We had an early Christmas with Mamaw and Papaw, and Katie had a really good time opening her gifts and playing.

 She's so tiny in there!

 Love the fist

 Documentary of her facial expressions

 Jillian's not so sure

 and now Katie's not either

 Love this face!

 first bath at home

 Katie loves to help

 Yes thats a real stalk of broccoli

 Here's Katie with her new Elefun game 
 opening gifts
 Jillian faces