Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lexie Arrived Today

Amanda's water broke around 3:15 am while she was spending the night with Johnny.  Soon after that she and Johnny headed to the hospital.  She was 4 cm dilated when she arrived.  She received an epidural around 6:15 am and was 10 cm dilated by 6:30.  Lexie Autumn Boyle arrived at 6:52 am weighing 6 lb. 14 oz.  She was 19.5 inches long.  She has fuzzy blonde hair and it looks like blue eyes.  When we arrived at the hospital at 7:00 am she was still being cleaned up.  Then the pictures began.  I captured her first picture.  What a shock that is since her other Grandma is such a picture freak.  We stayed to visit for about an hour before heading off to pick up Summer at my sister's house.  I took a nap from 11 to 1:30 and then got up to cook Clint some lunch before heading off to the hospital so Summer could meet her niece.  I tried to let her hold Lexie, but she said she just wanted to look.  We stayed and visited for a few minutes.  She watched her big sister change Lexie's first diaper.  Then she was ready to leave.  Gotta love the attention span of a two year old!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm hungry! I'm very, very hungry!

That's what Summer says when she wants to eat, like this morning while we were watching cartoons.  Then she doesn't know what she wants, but lets me name off a million things before deciding on what she wants.  She just can't tell me what she wants, but makes me guess.  She'd still be starving if I didn't name the right thing.  She was on a big cottage cheese kick for a while.  She also likes yogurt a lot.  Her favorite flavor is blueberry.  Of course, if any of the yogurts have a pink lid, she wants that one instead.  LOL  This morning she finally decided on fried potatoes, but she only ate a few. Then she wanted a cookie, but her mean mommy said no b/c she didn't eat enough potatoes.  :p

Last night we found a Tigger puzzle which we did a couple of times.  She just found it again and brought it over so we can do it together.  She is so smart, she just might be able to do it by herself this morning.  She really is ahead of others her age which I guess it a good thing, right?  She remembers everything which is good and bad.  There are some things I hope she forgets....

Yesterday after my Jazzercise class, we saw some little girls her age having a ballerina class.  Well, now she wants to be a ballerina.  So I called the dance school last night and signed her up.  Now we just gotta get some pink tights and ballet slippers.  Her first class is Monday, but she wishes it was today.  I just hope she likes it as much as she thinks she will.  It will be cute anyway. 

We had a birthday party and a baby shower a week ago.  It was a very busy, but fun day.  One thing is for sure, it is hard to get kids to look at the camera when you want them too!!!  Especially when there is more than one of them.  Summer is pretty bad about avoiding the camera.  She might look at the camera for one pic, but after that she is turning her head and usually will NOT smile.  I don't understand why she does this, but she does.  Oh well.  Maybe she will outgrow that.  I hope so anyway.  Otherwise, I am going to have a lot of pics of the side of her face.  LOL

Here is a video of a conversation I had with Summer the other day: