Friday, July 6, 2012

Week 3 with Juniper

I was sad to see my mom and sister leave; still grateful that they came all that way out here to help.

Here she is under a blanket that was a gift from her Grandma Phillips (and laying on the snuggy blanket made by her Aunt Heather).

Above and below are pictures that show the very pretty blanket crocheted by Aunt Charlene.  Check out the lovely scalloped edge!


This photo shows how her little neck reminds me of a turtle... a cute turtle.

Being held by Grandma Lois on the last full day of her visit.

Juniper loves her Grandma Lois.

Juniper does not love her bath!  We have learned that she likes them much better when they take place in the morning.  This was her second real bath since her umbilical cord stump fell off so we didn't know. . . so sorry baby!

On the day we drove Lois to the airport we stopped by the local beach-- very briefly because we did not want to make her late.  We saw a deer too.  It was great to have her out to hold the baby!  I'm so glad she did.


June 28th-- 19 days old

20 day old feet-- and much much older feet!

June 30th-- 3 weeks old
This week Juniper developed tears.  All week her eyelashes would be wet while she cried but on Saturday the 30th she shed a tear down her cheek.  My heart broke a little.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Juniper Week 2

This was one busy week with this baby, great company and little sleep!

So these pictures pick up where we left off with the last post.  Here she is eight days old.

Her eyes are a very dark blue.  At times very very dark.

... and she likes to wiggle and quite strong for someone so young and so little -- even the nurses said so ;) 

The next day Juniper got to meet her Grandma Phillips . . .

. . . and her Aunt Heather.  Yay!

. . . and they brought books!

What a fun morning!  Here are a few more pictures from that day.


I keep thinking about how lucky I am that with all the babies born every day I got her!


Ten days old.  The 19th of June.


Juniper likes to snuggle on the ubersoft blankie from Aunt Heather.

And her beautiful blanket knitted by her Grandma Lois.  She has been the recipient of many many beautiful blankets... those pictures are soon to come.

Getting to hold my little daughter was the best part of my 31st birthday.


On the 20th Grandma Lois arrived-- yippee!!

I love this nose!

Juniper always bends her toes back like this.

That night she went to a restaurant for the first time; Pizzeria Uno's in celebration of my birthday.   She was very well behaved and the food was tasty.

Not a lot of pictures were taken on the 21st but here is our 12 day old girl.


Here is her monkey face on day 13

Do you know the 5 'S's?

Also that day she lost her umbilical cord stump so this is her brand new big girl belly button.


The 23rd was the last day Mom and Heather were in town so we took a trip to Dow Gardens in Midland.  Dennis and I got annual passes so we will be back.  It was a great way to end their trip.

A Three Generation Picture

Another Three Generation Picture

I am so happy these ladies came all the way out to Michigan.  I miss them so much!  They taught me to be a better mom in the brief time they were here.  It was hard to get Juniper to burp which lead to gas pains and a tiny baby crying as hard as she possibly could which in turn made me cry.  Mom and Heather helped me through that-- Thank You!

I cannot count the number of times during this trip we would pause and say "Jayna should be here!"  So this is what it would have looked like to have all the sisters together-- umm sorta.

On the way home we stopped by JoAnn's

 Two Week Old Juniper