Saturday, May 22, 2004

Eleven Weeks Old

From family email May 22, 2004:
Dear friends & family:

Baby Gracie is 11 weeks old now, and she's already outgrown her 0-3 month clothes (well most of them). I try not to cry over this too much. Everyone told me "they grow up too fast," and now I know!! But she's still wonderful. She smiles a lot, especially for the camera, because she knows that momma gets excited when she gets a good picture. I am sending a few new photos to clog your email boxes.
Next month we’ll be taking our first "big" trip. We're going to Tennessee the weekend of June 19th, and stay for a few days, and we really hope that we can catch up with some old friends there along with family. Garren and I have planned her Christening for June 27th (were working to schedule that). So if you are in Lynchburg that weekend we would love to see you. She'll be christened at Chestnut Hill UMC during the regular church service. I can give more details if you want to come.
It looks like our little one is already teething! I can't believe it, she's so little, but she has 80% of the teething symptoms from the parenting books we read. She doesn't appear to be in any discomfort (thank goodness!). And because we have the best baby in the world, she is sleeping 8 hours a night, taking a bottle, sleeping another 3! I also get a 2-3 hour nap a day and a 30-40 minute nap a day from Gracie! This has been wonderful for the past 3 weeks!!! I certainly hope it continues.
Well I am sure you are all getting a cavity from my mommy-email, so I will let you get back to work, family, home...ect.
Please keep in touch with us.

Barbara, Garren, & Gracie

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

New May Photo Session

From family email May 11, 2004:
Hello Family & Friends:

I was able to get some great shots of Gracie today, and couldn't wait to share them! I hope you all aren't bored yet of our little angel--because we love sharing her with all of you. Her doctor's appointment went well, although I am not sure who the shots hurt worse her or Garren and I. Thank you for your emails or support, I really needed them!!!
Have a wonderful week and know that we are thinking of all of you!

Barbara, Garren & Gracie

Monday, May 03, 2004

Gracie Smiles

From family email May 3, 2004:
Hello to all family and friends:

I hadn't planned to send a picture out today. But I put this adorable smocked pink dress on Gracie today that mom gave me, and as usual I propped her up for our photo session...but this time she gave me the cutest smile, and I just had to share it with everyone.
Gracie is doing well, she's babbling and cooing and has a HUGE smile that practically takes up her whole face. She is 8 weeks old now and of course she's precious. She has her 2 month doctor visit this week, so please think of me and send me any strength you may have (or a tranquilizer), since she will receive her first shots at this visit.
We all hope that you have a wonderful week, and please stay in touch.

Barbara, Garren, and Gracie