Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Amanda Laughing

We just can't get enough of all the cute baby things Amanda does. Can you?
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Little Mommies

Cousin Elisa and Mariella pointing out Amanda's body parts.
Cousin Elizabeth grooming Amanda with Katie. The pink hippo is from Cousin Joshua.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


This magnet has been on my mom's refrigerator for years before Amanda came into our lives. After Amanda came home my mom was shocked to see the resemblance of the two babies. She was so excited that they had been praying for this cute little baby for years and now here she was, a part of our family. When we brought Amanda to visit her church, the church I grew up in, she was so excited to show every one the magnet and her new granddaughter. She's very proud of how we've chosen to promote the culture of life.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pumping Marathon

I'm sorry for the lack of posts. I've been on a pumping marathon to try to increase my milk supply. Amanda's dainty little suckling just doesn't have the same effect as a double electric breast pump. Amanda nurses with the supplementer and then after I put her to bed, I go pump. I've started to see an improvement already so I'm going to just keep going. It is so time consuming, but I realize it is really important because she will only be little for a short season.In case any of you have images of Robert De Niro in a recent Ben Stiller movie, the supplementer is a small plastic bag filled with formula with a tiny tube running into her mouth while she's latched on and nursing. Pretty simple, nothing crazy!