watch this girl grow!

I asked Anna to hold off on the whole growing thing for a while (at least until I had a chance to blog about her a bit), but so far she has not complied:  every day she gets a little bigger and even sweeter.  Of the four girls, I'm pretty sure she is the cuddliest baby we've had, and I'm trying to savor every cuddle and snuggle I can while she's tiny.

I took her to the pediatrician last week for her two-month checkup.  She was up to 11 pounds, 10 ounces, and 22 1/2 inches.  She started "sleeping through the night" at around 5 1/2 weeks old (going a good 6-7 hours), and the last few weeks she has been sleeping 8 hours pretty consistently.  Anna smiles easily at her sisters, daddy, and mommy, and she loves to talk to us in sweet, earnest little coos.  When I talk back to her, Audrey always wants to know what Anna said to me.

Here are week-by-week photos of sweet Anna, minus a current 10-week photo, which I'll post soon with further updates:
Just minutes after delivery

One week old

Two weeks old

Three weeks old

Four weeks old

Five weeks old

Six weeks old

Seven weeks old

Eight weeks old

Eight weeks old again--with a bow!

Nine weeks old


Anna Kristine

I've been away from the blog for a long time!  While there are many, many updates I could post, here is our most significant one:

Anna Kristine was born April 2nd!

We couldn't be happier with our newest little girl.  It is a joy to be doing the "new baby" thing once again, with days full of newborn squeaks and snuggles.  Of course, her big sisters are thrilled, and all three are determined to be big helpers.  

I really do hope to get back into the blogging groove here soon, with more details about little Anna, as well as updates on her sisters.  Until then, here is the verse we selected for her birth announcement:

Isaiah 25:1  
LORD, you are my God; 
   I will exalt you and praise your name, 
for in perfect faithfulness 
   you have done wonderful things, 
   things planned long ago.