Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Cold out Here!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while...the past week or so has been a little crazy. One of my very best friends here had her second baby boy (Noah) last week, and within the first hour after his birth, he started having trouble breathing. He was admitted to the NICU and diagnosed with pneumonia, and after a very scary weekend of him not doing well, he's started to improve this week and should make a full recovery! Praise God! Noah is still on a ventilator though and still has a ways to go before making it home, so if you have a chance, please say a prayer for this little baby boy and that he can hopefully make it home by Christmas.

In other news, we've been having a lot of fun this advent season, despite all the cold weather, and Elle gets soo excited about pulling down the day's number on the advent calendar (especially since there's a hershey kiss in each one!). We have yet to set up the tree, since it seems we have been really busy lately, but we hope to have it up this weekend. Elle's already discovered Santa, though, and she's ecstatic every time we come across him. She starts jumping and waving and calling to him, "Hi santa, hi santa, hi santa!" However, she's terrified if he waves back or approaches her, and she's definitely not okay with getting close to him! Oh well; maybe next year! Lauren's been doing really well too and has become more smiley lately. Elle and I both love to hold her and try to make her smile at us. Lauren's started rolling over more recently (just front to back) too, which has been great to see, since we were told she could be a few weeks behind, since she was so early. She is still a more easygoing baby than Elle, but she's certainly not as laidback as many babies I've seen. She's decided recently that she hates the car, just like her sister did at that age, so our trip home after Christmas should be fun!

Anyway, here are some pictures of the girls from the past few weeks:

She looks a lot like Elle but doesn't have that chin dimple and she has a lot more hair in the front!

Her new hat from Nana--I won't even tell you what my husband calls it!

After playing in the snow the other day, Elle had her first experience with hot chocolate and marshmallows--Let's just say, she's definitely a fan!