Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We went to Hickory recently because Ryan's Nanny passed away last week. She was a wonderful Christian woman and Ryan played a couple of songs at the funeral. Nanny had been battling Alzheimer's for the last 13 years and died at age 85 at her home surrounded by all four of her children. We will miss you Nanny!
We stayed with Grammy. This was our first trip away from home since Addison's birth. Addison had such a great time visiting her Grammy and she looks forward to her next visit.

Addison wore a beautiful smock that our dear friend Jenny Gochnauer made for her. She looked angelic. She was the only one in white at the funeral. I said she represented life.
I don't think anyone can love Addison the way Aunt Lindsay does!!
She looks like a baby doll. She slept during the entire funeral. People were asking if she was real.

Addison LOVES her bath time!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Things I have learned from motherhood:
  • I love sleep but not as much as I love being a mom!
  • Every minute counts during the night.
  • Never underestimate a sleeping baby.
  • Always pull the dirty diaper down with caution.
  • Explosive poop really is explosive.
  • Just because you hear her poop doesn't mean you change her right away... more will always come.
  • Always have the clean diaper under the dirty one before you remove it.
  • Always have antibacterial cleaning wipes near your changing table.
  • Holding Addison without a burp cloth is like walking around without a bra... you just don't do it!
  • It's impossible to always keep the house clean.
  • Socks don't stay on her feet.
  • Snap outfits are great but not convenient for night changings.
  • Don't bounce or swing a spitting baby.
  • Bibs are the best clothing saver.
  • Clothes are not meant to be worn but frequently changed.
  • Take the diaper trash out daily.
  • I still haven't figured out what every cry means or the secrete to getting her to sleep during the night.
  • I will never have all the answers, and trying makes me go crazy.
  • Don't burp Addison in bed... it results in having to wash our bed sheets and comforter.
  • I am not that modest when it comes to breast feeding. If your around you will get a peep.
  • Slings are only good if you have a baby that weighs less than 10 pounds.
  • The bouncer seat with the vibrations soothes her more than we can.
  • Family is amazing and I could not have survived any of this without my mom and mother-in-law.
  • Lastly, all this confirms how gracious the Lord is to me that he blessed me with this incredible bundle of joy. He has entrusted His daughter, Addison, to Ryan and I, and I know I am able to do nothing without his constant guidance and compassionate love.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Addison with daddy after her first bath! It was successful with only a few whimpers. She is such an amazing baby!

Addison's first bath in her whale tub.
Finally it was warm enough to take our first stroll around the neighborhood. She loved it! We met some more neighbors.
Look at her pretty bellybutton. It finally fell off on day 20.

Monday, January 11, 2010

She is already a daddy's girl.

Our very close friends Katie and Jeremy came to visit with their new daughter Harper. We have determined that they are already best friends. Look at them, don't they look like two peas in a pod? Harper will probably grow up and be a rock star since she has the hair and Addison a WNBA player since she has large paws. Joking aside, they are both perfect and beautiful. It was such a treat to see our friends and we hope to create many more special memories!

Addison's Great Grammy!!
Papa and Mimi at the hospital.

I love this funny little girl!! She likes to wink.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Four good looking generations!!

New Beginnings...

Welcome family and friends to our brand new blog page. I am not a blogger but would like to keep you all updated with our new and growing family. My hope is to update this blog with pictures and video frequently. As most of you know we have a new addition to our family, Addison Noelle Sigmon!! We are very excited, scared, nervous, tired, and incredibly joyous to have a perfect baby girl. Thank you to all who have supported us and sent us words of encouragement to ease this time of transition.