Taylor had her first real bath last night. She really seemed to like it and it calmed her down enough so that she ate and went right to sleep afterwards. That was a welcome relief for Zach and I because the previous two nights, she was awake and fussy for most of the night. She seems to get her nights and days confused sometimes, which translates into LOOOONG nights for us! We’re trying to get her straightened out, but she sometimes seems to have plans of her own.
Taylor after her first bath:
Zach, Taylor and I went to a new parents support group yesterday. There were about 30 new parents with babies under 6 months old. It was a pretty welcoming and informative group. Itâ€™s comforting to know that no matter what we are going through, there are several other people who can echo our same situation. Weâ€™re not alone after all!
We had dinner with my parents and took some pictures of Taylor with Grandma Laura and Grandpa Paul (aka “GrandPaul”):
Grandma Laura with T.J.:
GrandPaul and T.J.:
Taylor is a pretty angelic little baby so far. She sleeps most of the time and is almost impossible to wake up! The first week was pretty rough as far as nursing, but I got some help from my friend Heather and things seem to be getting a lot easier. Taylor had her first appointment with the pediatrician last Sunday and she had already gotten back up to her birth weight (she’s a good little eater, just like mom and dad!).
Pictures of T.J.:
One proud dad:
Liz & T.J. doing great:
Our sweet daughter, Taylor Jules Radding was born yesterday, May 12, 2005 at 4:18 a.m. She weighed in at 6lbs, 12 oz. and was almost 21″ long. Zach and I put together this website for her as a kind of virtual baby book. We’ll be posting pictures and writing about what’s going on in her life. Eventually, she can post to her own website, but for now we’ll be narrating.
Just the three of us:
Ain’t she cute!:
One tired mom, one ticked baby:
DJ T.J. (actually, it’s just her hearing test):