Friday, June 3, 2005 (TAYLOR IS 3 WEEKS OLD)

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. It’s comforting to know that no matter what we are going through, there are several other people who can echo our same situation. We’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.:
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GrandPaul and T.J.:
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Uncle Pete:

Friday, May 27, 2005 (TAYLOR IS 2 WEEKS OLD)

It’s been two weeks now and our skinny mini is plumping up! We took her to the pediatrician and she gained a pound over her birth weight. The doctor seems very pleased with her progress, and I’m glad that I stuck with the nursing. It’s hard, but it seems like it’s going to be worth it in the long run. Last week we took her to Fresno to visit with her grandma C.R., great-uncle Steve and great-Aunt Dot. We got some good pictures from that trip:
Grandma C.R. with Taylor:

Taylor with her Great-Uncle Steve:
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Taylor with her Great-Aunt Dot:


The Chandler clan:
Chandlers TJ

Friday, May 20, 2005 (TAYLOR IS 1 WEEK OLD)

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.:
smile mittens

One proud dad:

Liz & T.J. doing great:
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Friday, May 13, 2005

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:
Just the three of us

Ain’t she cute!:
Ain't she cute!

One tired mom, one ticked baby:
One tired mom, one ticked baby

DJ T.J. (actually, it’s just her hearing test):