Virginia’s 2-month update

Virginia had her 2-month checkup today and doc says all is well! She’s 12 lbs, 8.75 oz and 23 1/2 inches long; which puts her in the 90th percentile for weight and height. It’s quite a difference from when Hazel was a baby and had her very own chart, since she was too small to even BE on the regular chart. In fact, by the time Hazel weighed 12 1/2 lbs, she was walking!!!
Some milestones include rolling over from stomach to back (always using left knee & arm for pushing), focusing on our faces, tracking our movements, smiling back at us, pre-laughing (sort of a huffing noise), squealing, kicking on purpose (kick toy!!), staying awake for more than an hour and sleeping (sometimes) for more than four hours. We are settling into sort of a schedule, but it’s still very loosey goosey. She’s a very easy baby so far, and we’re having a lot fun with her.

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Virginia kicks it out

Here’s Virginia playing with a kick toy we got as a hand-me-down when Hazel was a baby. Hard to believe Virginia is already two month’s old!

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basement window replacement – Sept 2009

We have finally completed the basement window replacement!
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Check out the full gallery showing the entire process in our photo albums. And below is a video showing the concrete being lifted out of the north window.
Yes, we still need to paint the exterior (and interior) trim, but that’s not critical right now. Next step is painting and flooring in Hazel’s new room (the north window, shown above).

concrete removal from wendy morissette on Vimeo.

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Virginia rolls over and then gives me a smile

Virginia rolled over today! I can’t believe it.. at just 5.5 weeks old. After rolling over the first time, I grabbed the camera and hoped that she’d do it again, and she did. After that, I got her to smile at me on camera. And, earlier today, she tracked me first the time when I was about three feet away; it was very cool.

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Virginia is one month old

Virginia has gained an impressive 3 lbs and is now 11 lbs! She’s incredibly strong, holding her head up and pushing/standing with her legs. As you can tell by the weight gain, nursing is going very well. We’re not on a schedule, but there is definitely a rhythm to our days (and nights). The good thing about her growth is that her tummy is also growing, meaning she can eat more at one time and sleep longer! I’m looking forward to more than 3 hrs at a time on a consistent basis.
In other news, the basement window project is finally scheduled for next week, just as zel is heading back to school. At this rate, she’ll have her new room ready to move into around christmas! Hopefully, that’s a joke and it’s ready long before that. After Hazel’s moved downstairs, we’ll be able to set up Virginia’s nursery and move all her stuff out of the living room.
Okay, enough chatter, now for the pictures!
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“yay, i’m one month old!”
Camey notes: Looks like she’s carrying on, telling a story.. just like her mama 🙂
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“ummm… what’s going on here”
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standing up!
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“i like looking at the sky”

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Virginia at 7 Days

Virginia turned the ripe old age of 7 days today and she’s already doing some impressive push-ups and exploring the neighborhood of her activity blanket.
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“I am 7 days old… my name is Virginia.. and who are you?”
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“hmmm.. need to examine more closely”
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“Why won’t you talk to me! I promise not to eat you. ”
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“Oh, hello, Mommy.. more pictures?”
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“Hey.. I’m getting the hang of these push-ups”

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Virginia hangs with Nana and Grandma

Virginia finally gets a chance to hang out with two of her grandmothers: Nana and Grandma Combs
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Virginia with her Nana (aka Sharon Morissette)
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And now Virginia gets to spend quality time with Grandma (aka Kathy Combs)
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Meet Virginia: coming home pictures

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All bundled up and ready for the ride home
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milk drunk after her first meal at home
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Happy baby, happy mama.. welcome home, Virginia and Wendy
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First nap iin the bassinet with her new friends.
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This is the bassinet Hazel slept in, as well as Camey and her siblings.
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Sweet Virginia in some real clothes.
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And check out those Harley Davidson Booties, from Pepere Chuck and Grannie Annie

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Meet Virginia: pictures from the first few days

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Miss Virginia’s first glamor shots..
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First nap with Mama..
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First nap with Mommy
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Hanging with her big sister, Hazel
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with Boppa
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with Auntie Jeanne
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Going home.. 07/28/2009

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Our New Addition: Virginia Dawn Amorsley

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