Wednesday

My Daughters


For those of you who have been faithfully reading my blog for a while now, please excuse my lack of recent posts, and the interruption of regularly scheduled programming. . .
And thanks for stopping by!

I would like to introduce you to the newest member of my family :)


Avery Lea arrived on May 28th, 2008 at 0755 hrs.

Weighing in at a healthy 8.1 lbs and measuring 20.5 in. long, she is the picture of blotchy new baby health. As my husband always says, new babies look like gremlins. . .
But what a cute little gremlin she is!

Big sister can not get enough of holding the baby. She would hold her all day if she could.


She does a lot of this yawning. And sleeping.

Too bad it is only for about 2 hours at a time. . .

Here she shows off her "Spinner Scowl". My husband's contribution to her genetics.

All in all, things are going really well. The only real snafu was when I realized my child was constantly hungry because I wasn't "producing" to the required amount. . .*yikes*

So, now she gets a little milk from me, and a little from a can, and she is happy as she can be!

The unfortunate side effect of babies dropping a full pound in the first week is that she is now making up for lost time and eating constantly. But hey--what new mom actually gets to sleep, right? Thank heavens for my husband who has been right there up with me all night.

He is the best :)

Don't tell him I said that, it'll be our secret. . .

Btw, I am going to wait a bit longer until things settle down. . .then my blog posts should be fairly regular again. . . If you are not currently a subscriber (and you actually made it to the end of this post--hey thanks :) you may want to consider plugging in your email (look to the left sidebar).

That way you will be notified when projects are posted--which the next post will be.

Promise!

41 comments:

k booms--piccadillie said...

Robin, your new addition is beautiful, and big sis looks to be a great help. Blessings to you and yours.

MY Inky Fingers said...

Avery is beautiful, and it looks like she has a very loving Big Sister! Give Avery a baby squeeze for me, please!

Amanda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I have been stopping by every day just waiting for the arrival of your newest little one! Glad to hear she's here and everything is going about as normal as possible. LOL
Hope you get more sleep soon!
Amanda

Jana Emmert said...

Congratulations Robin! What adorable girls. I'm so happy for you!

Emma F said...

Yay! Robin ... Avery is just beautiful (blotches and all!). Huge congratulations to you all. Hope your sleep pattern settles down shortly :)

Debra said...

Oh Robin! congratulations! And both your girls are GORGEOUS!!!

Nicole said...

Congratulations, Robin! I was sure you'd had the baby by now... glad to see everything went well. BOTH your girls are little beauties!

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

Congratulations! That is the most beautiful little gremlin I've ever seen :-)! Your girls are darling...enjoy these sleepless nights with your sweet little girl.

denise said...

Beautiful girls! Thanks for sharing. Congratulations and enjoy!
Denise G

Bloggy Mama said...

They are gorgeous. Congrats!

Bunny B said...

Congratulations Robin!!!
They're both beautiful just like you!! :)

Emma F said...

Robin, I know you're VERY occupied right now so please don't feel you have to nominate others. I just wanted eveyone to know that you are my nominee for the Artey Pico award. You are such an inspiration and I love your work. Hugs.

Lorien Clark said...

Yeah Robin! So glad you are doing ok and have posted some pics.

Tracy M. said...

What an adorable little "gremlin" you have! Tho, I don't think she really looks like a gremlin :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I've been checking in every week or so to see if there was news! I really love your design work.

Enjoy every moment with your new little darling,
Andra

Stacy said...

Congratuations, she's beautiful. I love the yawn picture. I have you "favorited" so i check often and was so happy to see a new post. Enjoy your bundle of joy.

Staci M. said...

Well, I was wondering what was keeping you from posting! This looks like a VERY worthwhile project! LOL! Best of luck to all of you!

Beth Fox said...

Adorable!!! Beautiful!! I've been waiting for you to post. Enjoy the time with her, my "baby" is five.

Tami said...

TWO beautiful daughters! How blessed you are and they both look like you! Take care of yourself but share what you can -- I miss my daily blurf of your blog!

Amy, Ottawa, ON said...

Congratulations! Oh my so sweet. Your girls are beautiful. Be well, Amy.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Congrats on the new addition!!!! She is just beautiful!!!! I am so happy everything is going great and I am sure your oldest is LOVING being the big sis to her baby sister. Glad to hear you will be back soon with all your awesome work!!!

Giovana said...

Your baby is so precious and pretty!!!! Big sister looks so happy. Ii's is good to hear from you. Take your time and rest well.

God bless your family.
Giovana

Marilyn said...

First of all, I absolutely love to read your posts - they are so entertaining - love your sense of humor in your posts! And so glad to hear all things went well with the delivery - I kept checking in hoping for news of the little one!! She is a real beauty - hope she starts sleeping more for you soon!

rachel said...

Congratulations, Robin! The sisters are adorable and will love having each other around--most of the time ;) Give Avery a little baby snuggle for me.

-Rachel

Rachelle said...

Congratulations Robin! She is beautiful. I don't care what others say but all newborns are beautiful. Good luck with everything, especially the nursing right now. Every little bit you can give her is great! Just keep plugging along.

Rachelle
www.chelstamps.blogspot.com

heidigavenda said...

Congrats to the Spinners!!
Both of your girls are beautiful. Tell Regan that she looks like the best big sister in the world. I cant wait to see you and get back to stampin. Congrats again and get some sleep!

Debi said...

Congratulaions!! to you and your family. I was saying prayers all was well while you were away from your blog.

Thank you for all that you share.

Debi
Stampyourjourney.blogspot.com

Leah said...

What a beautiful little one!!! Good luck with getting some decent sleep.

Erin... said...

Welcome beautiful baby Avery!! And congrats to mom, dad and big sis! Enjoy this wonderful time together.

Best of luck with sleeping!!

Sharon Graham said...

Congratulations, she's beautiful and very lucky to have an adoring big sister. Hugs to all of you.

Stephanie (sluman) said...

Congratulations!! Your girls are beautiful!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Congratulations! I was wondering where you'd gotten to!

She is beautiful and you picked an amazing name (I have an Avery Belle who is also born in May and just turned 8 this year!). Enjoy her.

kraftykathy1 said...

congratulations, she is beautiful. get some rest and we all can wait to see your great ideas!

Allison said...

Congratulations! She is SO beautiful. I was a delivery nurse for a while and I can say that she doesn't look like a gremlin!

Jennifer Wiemann said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats! And you older daughter looks just like you! So pretty!
Jennifer
www.mommy2my3boys.blogspot.com

Desirée said...

Congratulations Robin - she is beautiful!

I'm sure you get advice from EVERYONE already, but I'll throw in my 2 cents about milk production - I found with my son that I was not eating enough (as in nutritionally AND amount) and he was constantly hungry...when I made sure I was eating lots of good food, he stayed full! Maybe that will help you, I don't know.

I'll be anxiously awaiting your return to blogging land, but don't rush - they are only little once, right? :D

Kelly said...

Congratulations, Robin! I found your blog around the time your blogging break began. I figured out quickly what was keeping you away. ;) While you've been gone, I started a blog of my own and put you on my blog roll. I look forward to your return and will check in more often, but in the meantime, take care of you and your little ones! God bless your growing family!

HUGS!

Jeanna said...

Congrats on the beautiful baby....when you're feeling up to coming back, I tagged you. COme see me
www.stamptimesomewhere.com
Jeanna

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

Both girls are just beautiful! Congrats to you! You must be so proud!!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful~

Tiffany Bauer said...

Hey Robin!!! Maybe this will help you get your blog started again because I soooo miss seeing all your awesome creations!!!! Also, I can't wait to meet you at Founder's!!! So stop by my blog-I gave you an award!!!