Welcome to Ada Jane!

by AndyMac

Goalposts ... if her arms aren't in front of her face, they're still nearby.

Goalposts … if her arms aren’t in front of her face, they’re still nearby.

In early July, we had a little girl: Ada Jane McLauthlin. She weighed in at 7 lbs 7 oz and measured 19 1/2 inches, and everyone is healthy. As of a few days ago (just over 4 weeks old), she was up to 8 lbs 10 oz and starting to outgrow the newborn clothes!

I wanted to have somewhere to share some pictures with folks that wasn’t Facebook, so here we are:

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Brand new Ada

Sleeping under fuzzy blankets (on Dad) her first day home from the hospital.

Sleeping under fuzzy blankets (on Dad) her first day home from the hospital.

The new family at their new house!

The new family at their new house!

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Another family shot

Obligatory naked baby

Obligatory naked baby

The oft-used look of "I'm not sure I'm ok with what you're doing here, and where's my food?"

The oft-used look of “I’m not sure I’m ok with what you’re doing here, and where’s my food?”

Goalposts ... if her arms aren't in front of her face, they're still nearby.

Goalposts … if her arms aren’t in front of her face, they’re still nearby.

I love her expressions

I love her expressions

One of Liz's favorites. We were not being prompt enough in feeding her (awake to eating in under 60 seconds appears to be the expectation)

One of Liz’s favorites. We were not being prompt enough in feeding her (awake to eating in under 60 seconds appears to be the expectation)

Much credit to Chris Loring of http://www.chrisloringphotography.com/. The great photos you see there are hers. The mediocre to bad ones are mine :).

I did tell Liz within minutes of Ada showing up that I think Ada looks like Liz. And it’s not specific features, it’s some of her expressions. When I first was handed our little girl, she gave me a “what, exactly, do you think you’re doing” kind of look that I’ve seen many times on Liz’s face. I think it’s really just the set of the eyebrows and the little dimples she has above them, but I couldn’t help but laugh at recognizing Liz in my child’s frustration :).

So far, we aren’t getting any sleep because Ada demands that she be held by someone 24/7. Ada sleeps just fine as long as this demand is met. Otherwise, she is up and angry within 30 minutes. It’s a challenge, but one we’ll get through eventually.

One Response

  1. Sandy

    Can hardly wait to meet her.

    August 9, 2016 at 1:01 am

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