The Jensen Family

The Jensen Family

Thursday, June 18, 2009

First Two Weeks

Rachel is now two weeks old and we are adjusting to life with 4 kids. Dave is really taken with Rachel (I guess it took 4 kids for him to get more comfortable with babies-- or maybe it's because Rachel is just so good, but he has been a big help to Ashley this time around).
Rachel sleeps really well during the day. We are trying to get her to sleep that well at night! But, she is making progress, sometimes now sleeping in 3 hour stretches.
Lizzy is making great strides in her crawling. She is very curious about the baby (like she is out cat) and gets a little jealous when she sees Ashley holding her. It's been motivating her to crawl or scoot towards Ashley
Daniel just loves his baby sisters.
Lizzy is now 13 months
We had a very low key 37th birthday celebration for Dave. Daniel really wanted to get Dave a bike for his birthday so that they could go bike riding together, now that Daniel rides a 2 wheeler. They've been having fun riding around the neighborhood.
The boys had to help blow out (spit on) the candles!
Ashley with the babies
Baby Rachel at 2 weeks old. We think she looks a bit like Nathan when he was a baby.
Rachel weighed 8 lbs 10 oz at her 2 week appt. She's gaining weight nicely and loves to eat.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Baby Rachel

On May 31st we welcomed Rachel Ashley Jensen into our family. She was by far our smallest baby, weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long.
Ashley's labor progressed really quickly. It was only 2 hours from start to finish.

Dave holding baby Rachel before he went home and crashed after losing a night's sleep.
Ashley's nurse was a friend of hers from church, so she was kind enough to take this picture of Rachel getting a bath (since Dave and Ashley were sleeping)
Ashley's parents brought the kids to visit
Our latest photo of the Jensen family-- now 6 of us!