Reece is one month old today. It is hard to describe what a wonderful, challenging, and life changing month this has been. We can hardly believe how fast our little girl is changing! She is getting better at focusing on people and objects, and her neck is getting very strong. Matt swears she is already a huge football fan because she can't take her eyes off the TV when it is on. Matt and I have learned so much these past four weeks... most of all that sleep is for the weak! We are so blessed to have such a healthy and happy baby girl.
This weekend Reece took her first out of town trips. This Saturday we made the trip to Fairview to celebrate Laynie's 1st Birthday. Laynie is my cousin Brian's daughter. It was a great party! Michelle pulled out all the stops, including themed t-shirts for all of the little guests. Then on Sunday, Reece and I traveled to Edmond to attend a baby shower for my friend Tyler. Reece spent some quality time with Ryan, Tyler's daughter, who keeps us all laughing with her BIG personality. Ryan got to practice being a big sister by holding Reece.
Reece had her newborn photo session last week. The full gallery isn't up yet, but the photographer posted a preview on her blog. We can't wait to see all of them! http://www.madiganephotography.com/blog/
Reece has had alot of visitors her first few days at home. Matt and I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family in our lives. It has been so great having all of the help and support our first few days home. People always said a baby will change your life, but I guess you have to experience it to really understand what everyone was talking about. We can't get enough of her (even at 2 AM). Reece is surrounded by love!
Matt and I brought Reece home on Friday afternoon. We were so excited to get settled at home and for Reece to meet her four-legged family members. The dogs love Reece so far. They were very curious about her at first, but have become her buddies. Deets has been especially attentive to her, which should come as a surprise to anyone who knows Deets. He has always been Matt's dog and Matt's dog only. Looks like he has a new friend!
Reece Marion Foster made her grand entrance on September 30, 2009 at 9:30 PM. She weighed 7 lbs, 12 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Baby, mother and father are all doing well. Reece has been a very alert baby so far and has been taking in all of her new family and friends.