Sunday, September 8, 2013

Marilyn's First Week

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Wow...has it already been a week?  It has been the best experience imaginable for our little family.

As you know, Marilyn had a rough start (see more about that here and here) but has quickly mended and is thriving.  She's putting on quite a bit of weight and cute baby fat (especially in the face!).  She's met so many people and been showered in love constantly.

I took quite a bit of video this week.  The video below is probably what I enjoyed making the most, though.  It was Marilyn's first adventure with daddy.

As promised, here are a LOT of pictures.

This was taken shortly after Marilyn's eye swelling began to decrease.  It was amazing to see her beautiful little peepers.  I think it is my favorite picture ever.
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Grandma and Granddad Raffey enjoying some Marilyn time.
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So happy to see the eyes!
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Getting ready to document her first year!
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Daddy got her dressed in her very first outfit.  Thanks Auntie Erin!
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Finally relaxed in the car seat.
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Ready for her first car ride.  Going home from the hospital!
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On her first night home Marilyn had a bunch of people over for a party.
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Julie P gets to hold Marilyn for the first time.
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"Put the boob RIGHT HERE, mom!"
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Courtney getting to hold Marilyn for the first time.
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Weighing in at our 2-day, home visit.  Already over her birth weight!
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"What's up?"
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"Nanny nanny boo boo!"
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Big, beautiful eyes.
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"What's that over there?"
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Taking a nice nap in her rocker.
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Our neighbor, Gracie, getting to hold Marilyn for the first time.
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Taking a nap on Daddy's chest.  This is a regular occurrence now, and I absolutely LOVE it.
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"Dad, you're being a dork!"
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Swaddled and sleeping.
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Out for our first walk and adventure.
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At the lake.
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Meeting some girls at the park.
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"Daddy, look how long I am!"
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"Gramma" Brown getting to hold Marilyn for the first time.
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More sleep on Daddy's chest.
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"Uncle" Jake holding Marilyn for the first time.
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She's got Daddy's feet.
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First Penn State game.
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Mommy and Marilyn celebrate a PSU touchdown!
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Grandma Bettner holding Marilyn.
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Wake-up time.
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Big smiles at Mommy!
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Milk drunk.
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"Mommy I'm so hungry!"
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Burp time.
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Marilyn in her Sunday best for her first church service.
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Stacee holding Marilyn for the first time.
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The family heading back home.
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"Look how much I'm growing!"
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"What's going on over there?"
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Taking a nap to prep for her first Green Bay game.
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"It's been a good week.  Time for a nap with Mom."
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"My first bath."
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"I'm drying off and warming up.  I'll see you all again soon!"
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