Thursday, August 9, 2012

4 weeks old!

Time seems to be flying by...which is not exactly helping my coping with Teagan growing up too quickly. I can't believe that four weeks have already passed by...and it is even harder to accept when I do the math and that means 1/3 of my maternity leave is already up. Although part of me does miss the excitement of the beginning of the school year, I am so glad that I get to be home with our sweet girl. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

I can't even think of where to begin with updating since the last post, so I'll try and do it through the hundreds of pictures that we have of her.

A visit from the Fedyk fam. :) Her kids seem to be quite naturals-I might be calling them in a few years to babysit. I've taught on the same grade level with Jocelyn every year-she's a fantastic teacher and wonderful friend. I'm so lucky to work with a grade level who is going above and beyond to make sure that my sub is taken care of so I can focus on sweet Teagan instead of work right now. Thank you! 

Teagan's first real bath after her umbilical cord fell off. She loves bath you can see from the picture below. She actually has started to like it recently, I just don't have any pictures to prove it. 

She melts when it is time to wash her back. It was the only moment of peace with the first bath and she still loves it. 

our sweet girl 

We went for a walk by the river. She loves, loves, loves being outside...and being in her pouch. :) It was nice for me to get out of the house too. 

Papa (my dad) getting some sweet snuggle time in when he came to pick up my mom after she stayed with us for almost 2 weeks. 

Nana :) 

First night in the crib at 13 days old. I cried and cried. I don't think I was ready to move on to the next stage. Patrick wasn't either, but he was nice and strong for me since I was the one having the meltdown.  It probably didn't help that I read Max Lucado's In Case You Ever Wonder to her before she went to bed. I'm not sure why I thought I was going to be able to handle it when I cried in Barnes and Noble while reading it...when I was pregnant. Holding her in my arms reading it to her...yeah, sobs.  Then laying her down in her crib...more sobs. She seemed to like it just fine though. 

2 weeks old! 

one of my faves :) 

Pappy (Patrick's dad) getting in a little snooze with Teagan. Patrick's mom also came and stayed for almost a week. It was great-she cleaned, cooked, helped with bath time, did laundry. We're trying to convince them to buy a house in our neighborhood. :) Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of Teagan with her Mammy while she was here though. We miss you Mammy! 

Bright eyed girl 

My sweet student from last year and her mom came to visit.  Her mom will be keeping Teagan once I go back to work. 

3 weeks old! 

The weekend after her turning 3 weeks old, we went home for her to meet her great grandparents and our aunts and uncles. It was a crazy, busy, rushed weekend of traveling but we were so happy for Teagan to meet our wonderful family...and she did a pretty good job of traveling too. 

Aunt Lu/Rinz/Laudie with her two nieces 

Sisters with our kiddos

Aunt Kristen

Trading kids :) Caroline would not look up! 

"Honeymoon" and Teagan...a close family friend of the McGuires

"Julah" and Tegan...another close family friend of the McGuires

Granny (Patrick's grandma) with her first great grand baby! :) 

4 generations

My Aunt Marsha

Mema (my mom's mom) and Teagan

Patrick and Caroline sharing a laugh

snuggles with Nana

Giving Nana a hug

My Aunt Janine and Teagan

Getting some snuggles with Caroline

My cousin Ben

Walked in to see if Patrick was ready for dinner and they were both passed out. :) 

Libby (my dad's mom) singing to Teagan.

 Papa and Teagan

Whew! A crazy 3 weeks. It is hard to believe that she's 4 weeks old today and a full month on Sunday. We are so thankful for each day with our sweet girl...and that she is a healthy and happy baby. We love you sweet T! 

so in love  :) 


  1. GREAT photos! I loved reading this update and hearing about all of the family time. Teagan is beautiful! Enjoy these weeks as much as you can...I think the time only moves faster from here, especially when you are back at work...eek! :-/

  2. Sooo sweet!! Love all of the pictures!!!