Abby at Almost 2 Months Old

March 2, 2010

I have a few good photos of Abby as she approaches her 8th week, okay – two month – birthday. Here is one to start and I’ll post a few more later…..

Check out other blogs for ideas and activities to do with kids on by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!

Dr Karp’s 5 S’s of Calming a Colicky Baby

February 18, 2010

Today’s Long Beach Press-Telegram had an article by Dr. Harvey Karp about calming a baby. Since Abby has been colicky, I read with great interest what suggestions he had. The suggestion I wanted to pass on to my daughter was to try his 5 S’s he called the “calming reflex.” It is this: “It’s a virtual off switch for crying babies and on switchfor sleep that can calm even colicky babies in minutes or less,” Karp said. “The key is to imitate the womb environment with the five S’s: swaddling, side or stomach position, the “shhhhh” sound, swinging and sucking.” Let’s try that on Abby!

Here is Dr. Karp’s website and two of his popular books:

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old: Revised Edition

Hope this helps!

Check out my other blogs for ideas and activities on 🙂

Abby Video I – She’s 2 Days Old

February 4, 2010

Here is a little clip of Abby. She is almost exactly 2 days old here. It is January 7 at around 8 pm in the evening. She was born at 8:10 pm on Jan 5th.

More photos here.

Check out for other interesting notes and ideas! 🙂

Video of 5 Day Old Abby, Austin and Grandpa Ron

February 1, 2010

Austin and Papa share a moment with 5 day old baby Abby.

Unfortunately the moment is short-lived as Abby cries and Mama is ready to feed her! One of the last things on the clip Austi says is that he wants to hold Abby. She ends up going to Mama for a feeding, but after she’s done, Austi does get to hold her. He is doing so well with his little baby sister!

Check out for more interesting things and ideas! 🙂

Grandma and Abby Photos

January 21, 2010

Now it is Grandma Sue’s turn to hold Abby!

Grandma and Austi…

For more Abby pics, check out my blogsite at from the last week or so….

Grandpa and Abby Photos

January 20, 2010

Grandpa Ron was delighted to have a chance to hold Abby. Austi and Grandpa did some double bonding with Abby as well…

For more Abby pics, check out my blogsite at from the last next week or so….

More Austin and Abby Photos

January 19, 2010

Austi is so excited that Abby is finally born! I think he thought she’d be able to play with him right away. The fact she’s so small and ‘just a baby’ has him intrigued.

Wide-eyed about it all….

and giving Abby a kiss…….

For more Abby pics, check out my blogsite at over the next week or so….

Daddy, Mommy, Austin, Bella and Madison with New Abby!

January 18, 2010

Here are some shots of Daddy, Mommy, Madison, Bella and Austin with Abby!


Mommy and Austin…




Madison, Bella and Austin with Abby…

For more Abby pics, check out my blogsite at over the next week or so….

Abby Pictures

January 17, 2010

Here are some more photos of Abby.

For more Abby pics, check out my blogsite at over the next week or so….

Abby’s Details!

January 6, 2010

Abby (Abigail Collette)

Jan 5, 2010 at 2010 (8:10 pm)

7 lbs 3 ozs
18.5″ long
dark blonde hair
blue eyes
long slender fingers

Mommy and Baby are both home and doing fine!

%d bloggers like this: