Thursday, January 1, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! We were fortunate enough to be able to spend Christmas with family this year. My dad and Orveen came out to visit with Belle. They arrived on Christmas Eve and were able to stay all the way through New Year's Eve. It was fantastic having them here! The week before, my mom, Harold and brother were out here visiting our ever popular Isabelle. Their stay was a bit shorter, but it was still nice to have them here! Now we are on our own again until Howard and Gloria head back out after the presidential inaugeration. Can't wait! :)

As you can tell, Belle is growing like a weed! Here little cheeks are so pudgy and adorable!!! You just can't help but kiss them all the time! It's hard to believe she is already 6 weeks old!

Here are a bunch of photos from the past couple weeks for you to look at. You can see how much she's grown in just these few pictures and they only cover about a 10 day span!! Crazy! Amy - I can't wait for little Kaylen to get here so you can enjoy motherhood as much as I am!!Cute little purple outfit from Grandma Lumsden.

And another one with a cute little face... Oh - and I just noticed - looks like she is giving me "the bird" in this one!!! Haha!!

Elwood trying to get some attention from Grandma Hietikko while she holds Isabelle.

Snuggling up with Grandpa Hietikko. She got so spoiled these past two weeks with everyone holding her, we are now having a really hard time getting her to sleep in her bed. We did, however, start our bedtime routine last night and she slept in her crib until it was time for us to go to bed, then she slept in her bassinet in our room. And get this - at 6 weeks old, she basically slept through the night!!! She went into her bassinet at midnight when we went to bed and she didn't wake up until 6:30 this morning!!! amazing! :) Let's hope it's a trend! I just put her down in there, so we'll see how it goes...

Cute picture from Christmas. This one is my favorite with that little smirk on her face!

She looks so sad in this one... :(

Christmas eve all dressed up in her Christmas jammies and hat and bib - waiting for Santa to come! :)

Earlier in the day on Christmas eve... NOT a happy camper...

Sleeping with Uncle Jeremy.

Snuggling with Grandpa Brunk... Starting to see a trend here??? She is a little snuggle bug!!!

Here is my little "Nakey Baby" :)

Sleeping with Grandma Flint.
This is us after Nick's Christmas party for work. Grandma and Grandpa babysat for us so we could go. It was a bit nerve racking to leave her already at 4 weeks, but I think I did pretty good... I only called home twice and only teared up a couple times at the party (because I knew she was crying at home). Anyway, that's all for now... I'll probably be back with another slew of pictures in a couple weeks... That's about all the time I have for posting stuff!!!

Happy New Year to all! :)

1 comment:

Life 102 said...

Great pictures Hietikko!
Belle is very cute, and I'm glad you are enjoying motherhood.
Happy New Year!