Thursday, August 6, 2009

Newborn smiles

Little Allie is now 9 days old! She's still doing wonderful, and I still couldn't have asked for a happier baby!

It's so sweet! I know newborns don't REALLY smile, and it's when they're sleeping most of the time, but there have been two times where she was wide awake, and just go the biggest, open-mouthed smile on her face. She was laying there on my lap, looking at the wall behind me and just did it. I can't even explain how absolutely adorable it was!!! Someone said yesterday (out of nowhere mind you), "Isn't it said that when newborns smile, they see an angel?". Obviously that hit me in a way that it wouldn't hit your "normal" new mom. I instantly thought of Cameron and Allie's smiles the day before. Honestly, that was the first thing that went through my head when I saw her smile that day. I instantly wondered if babies can see things that we can't, and if Cameron's presence had touched her at some point. I'll never know for sure, but I can be happy in thinking that that's what happened. :)

She's still only waking about twice a night to eat, and really only cries when she's hungry. She's just an absolute darling!! It's still hard with Chev being gone all of the time. He's got a lot of concrete jobs coming in, so he leaves around 7am, does concrete until it's time for his other job, heads off to there, and then doesn't get home until 12:15 at night. Of course all of these concrete jobs had to start coming in only days after having Allie. He had gone the entire Summer with a job here and there, but then gets slammed with them the worst time possible.

Well, I need to get some laundry and stuff done while Allie is sleeping. Just thought I would jump on and give everyone a small update.

I'll leave you with a few 1 week picture!


  1. Oh my goodness. She is adorable. What a cute chubby belly and cheeks. She makes me so excited about November.

  2. She's so precious!! Gunner has been smiling (real ones not gassy ones) since he was born. I swear he's smiling at Tyler!

  3. Hollie, I just wanted to say hi and congratulate you on your gloriously beatuiful baby girl! And also to let you know that I often think of you, Chev, and all 3 of your children.

    Many hugs!

    Love, "Leesha" (the MIA Turkey Momma)

  4. I fully believe a baby's innocence allows them to see, feel and sense things we cannot as adults. She knows her big brother is there, watching over all of you.

    She is a beautiful little girl!