Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Loving Little Lottie!

I know that many of you would like to see more pictures and hear about what has been going on with us since Charlotte has become an official part of our family, here I am to tell you a bit about it all! As I write this Charlotte is sitting on my lap with one hand next to her eye the other resting on her lap and curiously staring at the bright screen of the computer- so pensive!!! She is a very attentive little one and LOVES her "homework" (basic black and white designs that she could stare at for hours)!!!
My parents have been here for a few weeks and we have enjoyed the company! Not only the little day trips we have taken, or the great food we have eaten, but the pure quality of the time we had together! It could not last forever- they headed back to Utah Sunday afternoon, we look forward to the time we will spend together in the spring!
Charlotte is a great baby! She cries for the normal things- food, sometimes to be changed or when her tummy hurts- she sleeps 4, 5, and sometimes even 6 hours at a time through the night. She is still pretty little to have her "routine" down yet, but she is doing well!!! I kiss her way too much and I am sure she thinks I am just nuts!!! Giovanni is doing his best to balance work and his want to be home- he loves to hold her and is getting braver about changing the diapers too! He is a big help when tiredness takes me over (especially now that gma & gpa Royce are back in the states)!!!
She is growing too!!! She was born at 5lbs and when we left the hospital she was 4.6- last Friday she weighed in at 5.6, the Dr.s have all been impressed at her growth only with breastfeeding! Yea for us!!!
I have added some pictures of some of the places we have seen and things we have been doing- enjoy!

8 comments:

The Royce Family! said...

We heard about some of the fun things you guys did while you were all together at your mom's last night. We miss you guys, and cant wait for this spring to see little Charlotte in person! She is so beautiful!

JR and Kristi Royce said...

I can't believe how beautiful her blessing dress turned out! She looks like a royal princess in those pictures. So sweet! Give her kisses from us!

Villarreal's said...

looks like u guys are doing great! Happy to hear ur enjoying motherhood... its the best gift!
-Trisha

Teresa said...

WE MISS HER! Please give her kisses for me too. And we miss you and being there with you!! We DONT miss the cold weather. Its almost like spring here -- balmy and sunny. I didnt wear my winter gloves at all today

melange muse said...

She is so so precious! I am so happy for you guys. I can't wait to see her someday...hopefully sooner than later...

Anonymous said...

What great pictures and what a cute little girl you have! Can't wait to see her in person some day!
Love you all! Papa Gregorio!

Royce Reflections said...

Rachael, she looks beautiful in her blessing dress! You and your mom are so talented. Congratulations! Enjoy those sweet cuddly quiet moments! They are wonderful. We send our love. Jessica

Ada Bowler said...

She is so cute, I can't stand it! I wish I could hold her! You look fabulous, and I'm impressed at all the outings you've already been on. Give Lottie lots of hugs and kisses from me. We love you (and now Lottie, too) to the sky and back.