Sunday, August 3, 2008

One week old already!



Well we have been parents for a whole week now. WHEW! Im tired :) All I can say is I miss sleep, ab muscles, and ironically - my old boobs !!! Postpartum body is even worse than pregnant body! Thankfully, Brigitte is the perfect consolation prize. She has the best 'drunken smiles' after she is done eating. And she loves it when you talk to her, she just stares and stares. Gabe and I basically spent the past 7 days telling each other how cute and perfect she is - even though we have heard some pretty ridiculous comments about her name and the shape of her head.

For the record - we KNOW she has a cone head - trust me, I pushed it out of my body! It will eventually be normal shaped. And no, we will not be calling her BJ, or the french brijeet. Just Bridget. Only spelled this way : Brigitte.


I have some great video footage of her smiles, but we are still trying to figure out how to cut it into a shorter clip and upload it. These pictures will have to do for now!

18 comments:

kkrich said...

how cute. a little briggitte like gidget from the '60's.

Amber said...

sooo cute!!! :)

Amanda said...

Congrats on your baby girl. You said Gabe was kind of hoping for a boy, but it will melt your heart to watch him with your little girl! I love the name!!!! You look incredible too... just a random piece of advice you most likely wont hear from your dr... DONT go on the depo provera shot for your birth control. you will never get your pre baby body back.

Anna Beal said...

I am so sorry I missed you guys yesterday. Thanks for returning the pump, sorry if it shorted out on you, its kind of had alot of use. She is so stinking cute, I look forward to seeing her again. Also- dito on that coment about birth control...the shot is the devil...don't do it.

The Cannons said...

You survived one week hooray. That first week is really hard. Oh and the post baby body sucks. I had huge problems with it and I am barely starting to deal with it now. It's WAY worse than being pregnant for sure, although I'm sure you are already back in your size zero pants already okay maybe not until next week.
Mitzi

erin said...

CONGRATULATIONS BEALS!!! Im so happy she is here. I've been gone for a couple of days and have been excited to check your blog to get details. SO anyway she is so great! Im really happy for you both and hope you are enjoying her!

Darcie said...

WE LOVE YOU BEALS!! All 3 of you!
We can't wait to eventually meet the adorable new edition. Lots and lots of love to you guys!

Jana said...

Ugh, don't worry about people and their ridiculous comments - when I was five months pregnant, Sam felt the need to warn me that I'd be ruining my child's life if I named him Clyde. Now, of course, he's totally come around and is convinced that he's Clyde's favorite uncle :)

Diana & CJ said...

The last photo of her smiling is adorable! it only gets better from here on out.

Jessie and Taylor Miller said...

I love her! What a gorgeous girl!!
P.S. Good thing I have 6 months to try to forget some of the details of this post...feeling him put in the epideral?! Thanks for that image Christy!!

johnandcourtney said...

She is beautiful! I am so happy for you. I have presents for her. Will you be coming on Sunday to our little "meet chase" gathering?

jayna said...

Her dimpled drunk smiles are about the cutest thing EVER! Thanks for bringing her over yesterday so I could hold her little tiny carrot-ness that I adore.

Susie Stewart said...

Congratulations on your new beautiful litte girl, she is so precious. Grandma Cele is sure getting a crew of new great grandbabies. Hope you are doing well and come vist soon so I can hold and spoil her too! Love Ya! Susie & family

Matt and Kelly Woodland said...

I LOOOVE Brigitte Beal!!! Be Damned all you nay-sayers! It's like Bridget Bardot only spelled BETTER!!
She really is perfect, so spend lots more time talking about that, please!

Dallas and Brittney said...

I can't believe how adoreable she is. She looks just like Gabe. Maybe in a couple of weeks she will start to look more like you. people are always saying brylee looks like me, then they well say she looks just like dallas. It's crazy how much they are always changing.

Jamie said...

No kidding about the cute smiles!!!

The Fago Family said...

Christy & Gabe - Congrats!!!! Christy... when I was reading about her birth and how you waited so long for her... I actually teared up! You deserve to be a mother, in my opinion, more than anyone else and I am SO happy that Briggitte is now a part of your little family! What pure, sweet, JOY little girls bring to your life! There's nothing better than that sweet little smile! I am so happy for you guys! Stick with the nursing... I always thought the first week was the hardest! It gets better!!! Hope you guys can get to San Diego sometime so we can see that cute little bundle of girl in person! Love ya guys!!!

Nichole said...

Christy, I must hold your little girl! She is just too dang cute!