Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Today Maylee is three weeks old.  We are so blessed to have such a wonderful and beautiful baby.  She rarely ever cries.  Usually she just give one quick shout of "Ah" if we have not realized that she is hungry or needs attention soon enough.  Yesterday Richard was thrilled to let me know that she turned her head from side to side to follow his voice while laying on her back.  Sometimes she tries to talk to us and is learning how to make new noises all the time.  We also started reading to her yesterday.  She is getting more alert and even laughs sometimes.  We love our baby girl!

Maylee had her first doctor's appointment on Friday.  She weighed in at 8lb 4oz.  She did not like the doctor poking her and really did not like having her foot pricked and squeezed for the PKU test, but she is healthy and doing well.  It is good to know that.  Here are some more picture.  I am sorry some of them are so dark.  Our camera is not the best.  Richard and I are going to get a new one right away.
Maylee and Carolyn in the Hospital
My oldest sister Carolyn was staying with us when Maylee was born.  This is a picture of her holding Maylee in the hospital the day after Maylee came.  She was so sweet to bring Richard snacks and spend time with me while we were waiting for Maylee to come, and to come sit with me the day after Maylee was born so Richard could go get some work done.

Ginny and Maylee in the Hospital Jennie and Maylee in the Hospital
Ginny and Maylee in the hospital.  Jennie and Maylee in the hospital.

Maylee and Autumn in the Hospital Autumn Andrew and Maylee in the Hospital
Here are Autumn and Andrew holding Maylee in the hospital.

Grandpa Steve and Maylee in the Hospital Savanah and Maylee in the Hospital
Here is Steve (Richard's dad) holding Maylee in the hospital, and Savanah, Maylee's cousin.

Maylee with her Cousins in the Hospital
This is a picture of my sister-in-law Jennie and her four kids who came to visit in the hospital the day after Maylee was born.  The kids love to hold their new cousin.

Luke with his Lizard Savanah and Andrew with their Lizards
Jennie's kids brought their lizards over before releasing them back into the wild.

Maylee with Cousins Robbins Grandparents
Pictures at home with family.  The picture on the right is of Richard's parents Steve and Mickey.

 The Richards Family Maylee and the Overtons
This is the Richards family on the left.  They lived in our apartment complex with us in China and are still some of our best friends.  Tim and Bethany Overton and their cute baby Gracie (right) invited us to dinner on Sunday.  Their baby is so cute!

 The Simons and Maylee The Rickers Visit from Texas
Ben and Joanna Simon (left) came to visit us and see the new addition to our family.  Joanna is expecting early next year.  On the right are the Rickers.  I grew up with their kids in Texas and they came to Utah for their son's graduation and stopped by to see Maylee.

Maylee's first stroller ride Maylee sleeping on her matress
Maylee ready for her first ride in the stroller.  She slept through the whole thing.  I could watch Maylee sleep all day.  She is such an angel and is fun to watch.  She periodically makes sounds, funny faces, and stretches while she is alseep, but most of the time she is so peaceful.

Maylee grabbing the camera Kung Fu Maylee
Richard was taking a picture of Maylee and she grabbed the camera strap and tried to put it into her mouth.  She already has pretty good control of her hands.  This is Richard's favorite picture because Maylee looks like a Kung-Fu fighter.

Maylee and Branson
This last picture is of Maylee and my cousin's baby named Branson.  He and his family just live a few minutes away in Spanish Fork.  He is about three weeks older than Maylee.  Hopefully they will be good friends.