Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Finley 5-6 weeks!

We are finally getting into a rhythm and feeling like we can function much better than before. Finley has settled into a sleeping pattern that we are happy with. From what Ive been told it will change lots of times, but for now we are going day by day. She falls asleep at around 10 pm and then wakes up at 2 am, Ben gives her a bottle, then she goes back to sleep until around 6 am and I feed her and often she goes back to sleep again until 9:30 am.

She has just started making eye contact and watching her mobiles and toys. She spends a lot more time awake and alert, as opposed to just crying and sleeping. Her facial expressions seem more intentional and she will mirror us when we stick our tongue out. She still eats A LOT! Sometimes I feed her every hour during the day and it shows....she is 9lbs 4 oz and looking a little bit chubby!

We are enjoying life a lot more as well. We starting going back to all of our dog activities (herding, agility, flyball), gardening (we pulled that together), and cooking new recipes. We are feeling a lot more confident about taking her all over the place and Im feeling more comfortable feeding her in more public places. So far she has been to downtown Edmonds, Macys, agility class, Dianes sheep farm, Kate and Jacobs house, Chris and Joys house, Sky Plant Nursery, Marymoor dog park, and Greenlake. Today we went to Columbia City in South Seattle to try out a new butcher (instead of buying grocery store meat and to check out the farmers market.

We decided to start taking weekly photos of next to her owl. Finley + Owl - 5 weeks

The nursery is finally done! Her amazing custom quilt from Gran is hanging and the walls are covered in colorful art

art by me to match her room color and theme....lime green, orange, pink zinnias

the quilt with bird applique and beautiful hexagon patterns

her closet is FULL

our favorite pants

6 week photo with owl


Anonymous said...

Deborah & Ben, She's a love. Wonderful photos. Enjoy! Love, Mom & Dad Taylor

Anonymous said...

HOW CUTE!!! Finley is adorable and her room is great. Lots of luck to you.


Barbara said...

These pictures are great ! Finley is so beautiful !
Love her nursey.
Deborah, you are so talented . Did not realize you could paint, as well as everything else you do !

Cassandra Forsythe said...

Beautiful nursery! You did good girl!
Hope to meet her one day. We're actually coming to Seattle next month.. so maybe? :) I'll email ya.