Sunday, January 27, 2008

Learning More Everyday.....

Everyday we learn something different about Mallory. We "think" we are starting to learn her cries alittle more and mommy is establishing her schedule now. She got real used to being held when sleep time came and that is one thing we are working on now. Here are some recent pictures of Mallory. On January 30th she will be 1 month old....and still no job....not even any prospects.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Day In The Life Of Mallory far play time has been pretty boring. No running around the house, playing outside in the woods or anything fun like that. She takes a lot of naps, eats every so many hours (like her daddy), and gets waited on hand and foot (unlike her daddy).

She is definitely more alert and responsive now than before. Tomorrow she will be 3 weeks old and still no job! I don't know how long I will let her live here like a freeloader...

All joking aside, she has been a wonderful addition to our family. Life definitely changes, but it is for the better.

Here is a picture of Mallory with her Grandparents and her Great Grandparents.

A few pictures of Mallory just being Mallory.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I've grown so much!

Mallory had her first doctor appointment yesterday at 10 days old. She had a great checkup and has grown a lot since birth. She weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. (she's a good eater!) and was 20 7/8 inches long. We couldn't believe she had grown over 2 inches in length already-wow! We go back for another checkup in 3 weeks.

I had to include a picture of Mallory in her "tax deduction" bodysuit. One of Warren's co-workers gave it to her and her daddy is so proud she decided to make her appearance before the New Year.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

M & M...Mallory Marie

I love hanging out with my daddy!

Say what?!

Goodbye to left today and we're going to miss her lots!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

The cutest smile you have ever seen (to us anyway)

Here are few pictures of Mallory smiling. Jennifer was trying to make her smile while I had the camera ready. Luckily our camera was able to catch a few of them. Doesn't she look so happy...

Friday, January 04, 2008

More pictures of Mallory...

Here are few more pictures of Mallory. You can see her "coming home dress"...I learned this is a very important part of having a baby. I preferred bringing her home in camouflage but Jennifer had other plans. But I think she did a good job picking out the pink dress.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The last several days with Mallory

Well....the last few days have been amazing. Motherhood seems to come so natural to Jennifer. I admit she does all the feeding and diaper changing and most of the burping; but when she gets ready for play time one of these days, I will be there.

Mallory has been such a joy to have around. We catch ourselves just looking at her for hours. She makes the funniest faces when she sleeps. And boy does she sleep. You have to try pretty hard to wake her up.

We have been trying to figure out this jaundice thing. We have been going back to the doctor everyday to see what her level is and it keeps rising. Every time it goes up, they just tell us to come back tomorrow to see what it is. Mallory hates it because they have to take blood everytime. It takes about 1-2 hours for the results to come in. As of today, her level was a 12. It started out at 7. I really have no idea what all this means but I guess if it keeps going up, she will have to have that blue light treatment. Her complexion looks great to us, but we are not doctors.

She also had her first bath yesterday. If you call wetting a wash cloth and wiping her down a bath. I wanted to lather her up into one big soap bubble but Jennifer didnt think that was too funny.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Our little tax deduction has finally arrived!!!

Mallory Marie Byrd entered this world on December 30, 2007 at 8:24pm at the Northern Louisiana Medical Hospital. Mommy and Daddy are doing wonderful.

If you ask me, I would be quick to say that her labor didn't last too long and wasn't that bad. Jennifer might tell you otherwise. She started having her first contractions at 10:00pm Saturday night. She didn't even wake me up to tell me because she wasn't really sure how serious they were or even if they were real contractions at all. When I woke up Sunday morning, she told me all about them and we became very excited together. The contractions started fading for a while but eventually got worse. So after laboring at the house for a little while longer with the contractions getting worse, we decided to visit the hospital to see how far along she was. We arrived at the hospital around 3:45 Sunday afternoon. After the check-up, they decided to keep us there. And 4 hours later, Mallory was born. Jennifer was a trooper and I was so proud of her. We went into this hoping to have a natural child birth (no drugs!) but knowing the epidural was on stand-by. Everything went as we had planned and Jennifer accepted no drugs. Here are some pictures from the proud father with many more to come.