Welcome to Genevieve's life!

Welcome to Genevieve's blog! My goal is to post a photo everyday to remember and document just how fast she is growing up. We don't want to miss anything!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One month old!

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Hooray for one month birthdays!Today it has been one month since you were born. You have grown so much and changed so much in the past month. I think I have taken about a 1000 pictures or so of you since you were born and we went and took more today! We went to Sears to do some family photos and you were a cranky baby (to be fair you were napping when we got there)! Despite all the fussing she was able to capture some good shots of you.After we were done with the photos and we were waiting to review them you stuck your tongue out at me, I think you were trying to tell me what you thought about the whole thing!

I can't believe the difference a month can make! I have lost about 40 pounds, you gained a pound and I can stand up and sit down without a catching my breath. All the swelling in my feet has gone away and you can hold your head up by yourself! Together we really got breastfeeding down, and you are such a good eater. The past couple days you have started to settle into more of a routine and are only eating every 2-3 hours now. I can't wait to see what changes month 2 is going to bring! Love you Genevieve...

Monday, August 30, 2010

First trip to the library

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I took you to the library today for the first time.We looked at all the used books for sale (cheap! 10cents for paperbacks and 25cents for hardcovers) and looked around the children's section while we waited for Daddy to finish at city hall. I can't wait till your bigger to take you to the library and check out books for us to read together. There are so many good books out there to read- looking at the shelves and shelves of books I imagined us sitting on the floor together reading book after book, staying cool on a hot summer afternoon. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve the Upland library and I hope yours will to!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa!

Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa! Tonight we went out to dinner with Grandma and Grandpa Di Donato to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary. We had a nice dinner at the Magic Lamp in Rancho Cucamonga. I made some scrapbook pages of photos of you for Grandma's album as a gift. You were a very good baby and didn't fuss to much at dinner, only when you were hungry. After dinner we went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house (the 1st time you have been over there). Then we headed home and I have been catching up on your blog!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Grape Harvest Fesitval

Aunt Angela came down from Las Vegas to meet you today! She was happy to finally meet little Miss Genevieve for the first time. After she came by the house we all headed over to Victoria Gardens to go to the Grape Harvest Festival. I remember going when I was a little girl. I bought you a cute bow for your hair and a couple of hair clips. I got a yummy snow cone and we watched some little kids do karate on stage. You slept almost the whole time we were there.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sleeping Beauty...

My favorite thing to watch you do is stretch. You stretch the most in the morning when you wake up for the first time. You arch your back, raise your hands in two fists on either side of your head and make all of your cute baby noises. You stretch and stretch, twist your head side to side and pucker your lips, eyes closed. Daddy and I love to watch you stretch!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scrapbooking Night

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Tonight I worked on your scrapbook pages for the album I am making for you of before you were born. I have almost all of them complete! Just a few final pages and touches and I can begin working on your baby album, which of course will never be done because you just keep on growing!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hot summer day

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It was another hot summer day today! We were lucky all summer with mild heat but that all went out the window the past couple days. It was 107 degrees yesterday! We stayed inside and tried to keep you cool through out the day. In the evening though I wanted to get out so we went on a short walk up the downtown and back. It was cloudy and humid and the sunset was beautiful. More heat tomorrow then we are supposed to cool down (by over 20 degrees!) by the weekend...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First Day of School (For Daddy)

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Today was Daddy's first day of school for the Fall semester. He is taking Landscape Construction and is going to build us a patio in the backyard! So Tuesday night is girls night from now till December.

Your hair is starting to lighten up and your eyes are starting to turn brown. You are changing and growing so much, I just want to hold you and never let you grow up!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pool time with Daddy

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Triple digit temperatures make me grateful for air conditioning and the pool! With the next couple days forecasted to be over 100, we are hoping you will start liking the pool a little bit more. We have been bringing your seat over and you are very happy to stay in seat in the shade while we swim.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Meet the Lara's!

This afternoon we took you over to meet Uncle Ruben and Aunt Ophelia. Uncle Ruben is Grandpa Raul's brother. They were so excited to see you and Aunt Ophelia bought you a couple of cute outfits for us to take home with us. They made us dinner and we had a very nice time visiting with them!

Earlier in the day we went to Great Grandma Theresa's house to visit while Daddy cut the grass and fixed the sprinkler timer. It is supposed to get hot this week, so it looks like it is back to the pool for you little girl- I hope you like it this time!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy 3 week Birthday!

Happy 3 week birthday Genevieve!!!! It is hard to believe that it has only been 3 weeks since you made your way into this world. It seems like you have been with us forever and I have a hard time imagining what we ever did without you! You have been such a joy to us, we have completely falling in love with you. I still can't believe that you belong to us! You are growing and changing before our very eyes, I love you so much Genevieve...

Love you always, Mommy

Friday, August 20, 2010

Quakes Game

My work had a outing to the Quakes game. Since Daddy was at the Dodger game (yes again!) I decided that it would be better then an evening at home. Lori, Gwen and Jay went with us and Alex was working. It was a perfect night for a baseball game, the weather was just right and there was plenty of food to go around! You slept through all most the whole game, waking up to eat right as the 8th inning got started. Everyone loved you and thought you were such a good baby! There are many more baseball games to come in your future Genevieve!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First time away from you....

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Today we had an adventure some day! In the afternoon Grandma Terri stopped by to see you. You stayed home with Daddy and me and Grandma went to Kohl's and got you a few new outfits. Then it was off to Mommy's work. I had a meeting with the my boss and Dean about some changes to my position. Of course everyone wanted to see you so Daddy stayed with you while I was in my meeting.

Bob Dylan and John Melloncamp were playing at CBBA arena in Ontario and I went with Grandma to the concert. It was the first time I had been away from you for a block of time. I missed you so much and was so worried you wouldn't want to eat from the bottle. Daddy did a great job and he said you drank from the bottle like a pro! You ate so much he had to get another bag of milk from the freezer to keep you fed. I was prepared to leave the concert and feed you if needed, but you were such a good baby and ate from the bottle like an expert. I missed you but knew that Daddy was taking good care of you!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Isn't She Lovely...

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An uneventful Wednesday. Stayed home most of the day and went on a nice family walk at night.I have been searching for songs to use when I do a photo montage of all your photos. I haven't come across anything yet that is perfect, I have to keep searching!! Of course Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder comes to mind...

Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder 

Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she pretty
Truly the angel's best
Boy, I'm so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can't believe what God has done
Through us he's given life to one
But isn't she lovely made from love

Isn't she lovely
Life and love are the same
Life is Aisha
The meaning of her name
Londie, it could have not been done
Without you who conceived the one
That's so very lovely made from love

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Girl's Night

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Daddy had a Dodger game tonight, bobblehead night, so it was just me and you!

In the afternoon we took you over to the pool again, you still didn't like it but you didn't cry as much yesteday. Before Daddy left for the game he brought over your bouncy seat. You fell asleep in your chair and I got to swim for a while. All that fussing about the water must of wore you our because you slept for 4 hours! By the time you woke up I had already made dinner and watched a movie. You were wide awake till Daddy got home and of course very hungry!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pool time!

We had an early start today because you had an appointment at Loma Linda for your newborn hearing screening. You passed with flying colors and the nurse couldn't believe that you were only 2 weeks old! After we finished at Loma Linda we went over to Sarah and Nick's house to meet their new baby, Eric. You two are only 9 days apart but side by side what a difference 4 pounds makes! You both were sleepy and hungry while we were there. In the future I know you will be good friends and will be good play buddies.

Summer weather finally came and it was hot today! In the afternoon we took you over to Adam and Judy's house across the street to their pool. We didn't know if you would like it or not, we had guessed not and we were right! It took some getting use to but by the end you didn't seem to mind the water, well you minded but not as much as in the beginning. You can tell by the last photo you didn't like getting out of the water either! I think with a few more trips to pool you will love the water, plus your swim diaper is to cute not to be put to good use!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hand Picked!

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What a cute outfit on such a cute baby! Sunday started off with Fred and Tiffany coming over to meet you and watch the Dodger game. Tia Mimi and the kids came over around lunch time to hold you and they were so excited to meet you! Great Granddaddy Fortune brought Mommy and you a beautiful bouquet of flowers. He stayed for dinner and we had a nice evening together. Uncle Chris stopped by in the evening to pick up the movies he left the other day, he still didn't want to hold you but we are working on that. You were alert almost the whole day today. You hardly closed your eyes all day! I was going to take a nap when you did but since you really didn't nap all day, I guess I am hoping for a good nights sleep!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Video Project

I am putting together a video project for Genevieve and hope you all will take part! I am collecting video well wishes for Genevieve and plan on putting them together on a DVD for her. If you have a webcam you can record them at home and e-mail it to me, or when you stop by to see her I can record it for you. It doesn't have to be long, just a minute or so with your hopes, dreams and a little love for baby Genevieve. We hope you will take part!

Today is Genevieve's 2 week birthday as well! I can't believe how fast these first two weeks has flown by. We had so many visitors tonight to say happy birthday to Genevieve! We stopped by Great Grandma Theresa's house in the afternoon, Lori and Gwyn stopped by in the afternoon,  Grandpa Gino, Aunt Teresa and Teresa's friend Robin stopped by for dinner. Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez, Aunt Christi also stopped by for a visit tonight. Everyone wanted to wish you a very happy 2 week birthday and tell you how much they love you!

Ann and Garrett

Friday, August 13, 2010

2 Week Checkup

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We had your 2 week checkup today at Aquanatal birth center.You were an even 10 pounds and a very healthy baby! Mommy was doing very well also! Lynn and Joyce were so excited to see you. We even went to the office across the hall to show you off to another medical office, they all wanted to see the 10 pound baby with a full head of hair! While we were there they did your footprints in ink on a certificate for us. They were able to get a very good impression of your feet, you didn't curl up your toes (to much anyway...). They were so impressed with your feeding skills, they couldn't believe what a good eater you were! You also wowed them with your ability to follow people with your eyes. You were on Daddy's lap and looked around the room at everyone in the room then you looked at me and gave me a big smile and a giggle!

After the birth center we showed you off at the eyebrow place, all the ladies there loved you! I was able to get my eyebrows done for the first time in a long time, they needed it. We stopped by Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez's house on the way home and we came home for the night! While almost, we did go on a walk later on in the evening, it was such a nice night for a walk!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Play Day

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Today you played with an object for the first time! Yesterday we put this pink rubber duck next to you when you were on the floor and you took a few swipes at it. Today when you were in your crib we put the duck next to you again and for about 20 minutes kept trying to touch it, move it and play with it. You also had several excited outbursts when you were able to move the duck far.

Grandma Terri stopped by in the afternoon and brought you a bunny she made.  Grandma had made Mommy and Aunt Teresa bunnies growing up to. When you get bigger Grandma said she would make you and the bunny matching outfits. With so many toys to choose from I can't wait to see what your favorite toy will turn out to be!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Birth Certificate Day!

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We had to go out to San Bernardino today to get your birth certificate. We had faxed all the information over earlier in the week so when we got there all we had to do was verify the information was correct. You were such a good baby, all the ladies at the office couldn't believe how quiet you were and what a well behaved baby you were. Your officially ours now Genevieve!

When we got back Grandma Diane came by to visit you in the afternoon and Julia came by in the evening to meet you for the first time. We ordered pizza for dinner and had a nice night at home relaxing together.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sweet dreams little Genevieve...

Today was a nice slow day. After you slept so good through the night, only waking up once! We all slept till 11am. Daddy had to call around to get the sewer line cleaned out and me and you hung out around the house. In the afternoon we went to Claremont to the baby store, No Sugar Added, to buy you a swim diaper. On the way home we stopped by Sears to pick up mommy's photos she did when you were still in my belly. Daddy watched the dodger game and me and you went on a nice walk around the block. You fell asleep in my arms as I read from Mother Goose tonight. I can't think of a time when I have felt so much love. I tell you every night how much you mean to me, how we love you, and how we will always do everything we can to make your life perfect. These days are so few before you start to grow strong and want to be independent (like mommy is) do things on your own. I cherish all these moments with you. I love you piglet!
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Monday, August 9, 2010

Pumpkin Planting day and babies everywhere!

Today we planted your pumpkin plant that Wendy brought for you the other day. I hope you will get some pumpkins off of it for Halloween! Maybe one will grow big enough for us to put you in for a photo!

Today 2 babies were born that we know! Both were born by C section- Sarah and Nick Maynard welcomed their little baby boy at 7:59am at  6 lbs 8 ozs and 19 inches long. Uncle Scott's sister, Kristin also welcomed her little boy at 5:40pm, 8lbs 4ozs and 20 inches long. You can crush both those babies in a fight I think little miss 10 pounder!