Thursday, September 23, 2010

One month

Frankie is one month old today. We had her check up at the doctor's office and she is doing well. She is gaining weight and is now 9lbs 4oz. It is amazing to me how a little person can grow by nourishment from my body alone. I am so thankful that she is getting enough. It was a much different experience with Micah. Probably some of that had to do with me not fully understanding what was required of me or how much it hurts in the beginning. Yesterday she started smiling at us for the first time that we could tell was in response to us. She is also starting to coo a little bit. Love that!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Frankie's name

Francess means free and Jane means gift of God. We are so blessed to have this baby girl, she is a beautiful gift in our family and we all love her so much! We had a long list of names we were considering, but Frankie was always one of the top on the list. I looked up a list of names from my mom's side of the family and there are Frances' in her geneology. Jane comes from David's side - Janey was his mother's grandmother. Originally Dave mentioned the name Frankie and I said "Oooh! I love that name, I had forgotten about it!" That was quite a long time ago, and from then on I kept coming across girls named Frankie - in books I was reading, in songs, in movies or TV shows, it just kept coming up! I recently read The Postmistress and the main character in that book was Frankie Bard. A lot of other books I read around the same time had supporting characters with the name Frances, Francine, or Frankie Mae
. Flipping through channels on the TV one night I saw an Elvis movie that was called Frankie and Johnny. The song they sing at the end is also called Frankie and Johnny. A TV show called "The Middle" has parents called Frankie and Mike. Amanda Peet named her first daughter Frankie. It was kind of funny how many times I came across the name!

Anyway we are just so thankful for our precious free gift from God!


Micah has started preschool and he seems to be loving it. We have to drop him off and "be brave" they tell us so he doesn't get worried or sad that we're leaving. We're supposed to drop him off and just leave really quickly. He's never been sad or afraid that we're leaving him - he's had lots of opportunities in the nursery at church or in his Sunday school class. I'm just a little sad that I don't really get to know what he's doing during those 2 1/4 hours. But it's all part of growing up, right? I suppose it's inevitable, I'm not going to be with him 24 hours a day for the rest of his life!

Here's Micah and David choosing an apple on our preschool farm trip. Micah also got to harvest some vegetables, pick blackberries, and plant a mum.

Here's the big boy on his first day of preschool!!

Micah and Frankie having some fun together. :)

Sweet baby girl!