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Friday, March 19, 2010

A Model Baby

Ivie is a model baby. Really, she is practically perfect and sooooo very easy and even tempered. My doctor and the nurses gave me this parting advice as we left the hospital, "Don't ever tell anyone how easy your first delivery was and how mild mannered your first baby is, they will hate you."

Go ahead and hate, I am telling anyway.Ivie made one little, itty, bitty cry when she came into the world, and we haven't hardly heard much from her since. She doesn't cry getting bathes, she doesn't cry when she needs changed or fed, she didn't even cry when the nurses pricked and bled her heel for some tests. When she is upset she scrunches up her face and makes this funny little squawk and then just patiently waits for us to figure out what she needs.

My mom, who has been staying with us this week, refers to Ivie as a "Let's pretend baby." She is that happy and that easy. Really a perfect model. Not to mention that she is beautiful. She arrived at the perfect time in the dessert: Spring. Spring comes hard and fast here, for just a few weeks everything has a blossom - it doesn't last long but it makes the glorious moment it is here really count.

Trev who has always been a saver for as long as I have known him has been saving his Christmas and birthday and budget money for the last two years. He does this. I remember dating him when he finally decided to buy a nice pair of expensive sunglasses and pulled a stack of 5's, 10's, and 20's out of an old copy of the Book of Mormon (Grandmas - if you ever wonder what he does with the birthday money you send, this is it.) and explained it was his birthday money from the lat three years. Trev is not an impulse buyer, and it takes him a long time to decide what he wants and then carefully research and shop for it. He had been saving the last few years for a road bike. He'd even picked out the one he wanted. Then two days before Ivie was born he simply changed his mind and informed me that even though we have a pretty nice camera, he wanted a better one to take pictures of his baby with. Whatever, it was his money. So he went out and bought one. He spent many hours reading and practicing with different lenses and focus modes on Ripsi...which all paid off because we ended up with a perfect, model baby - who has been a little model for her daddy.

Here is the Spring photo-shoot he and Grandma Cob arranged and snapped last night: I have to work hard on improving myself to keep up with my little model family that I love so much.

10 comments:

Heather said...

She is absolutely beautiful!! I had no idea Trev was such a photographer. I'm glad that your delivery was easy and that Ivie is such a doll. After the surprise and sickness of the pregnancy, I guess you deserve it ;-)

Tashie said...

Chelsi, she is BEAUTIFUL!! I am so happy for you guys and I can't wait to meet her! :)

Shalee said...

what a sweet baby. you guys deserve it :)

Bart and Sandra said...

I can't believe how beautiful these photos are. You are all quite the photographers. I guess it does help to have a perfect model. Love you all Nanna

Clarissa Meegan said...

Ooohhh..she is so sweet. Did you know that being a mom could be so great?

What a sweet dad too...you will love having those precious pictures as little Ivie gets older.

Ryan and Amy Robinson said...

oh she is so Cute. it sounds like you got a really good baby Hannah Cries when she is hungry. and the doctors had to prick Hannah heel for test too. and she cried for that so you are very lucky that Ivie doesn't cry a lot. i can't wait to meet her like i said she is way cute

Kim and Sean said...

Congrats Chelsi and Trevor. Enjoy this time when she is so peaceful! once they start talking back it isn't as fun! She is adorable. I'm glad to hear that everything went well. Trevor you did take some great pictures! Well done. take care. Kim

five penny said...

I love her and I haven't even met her. I am planning a trip to St George the second of third weekend of April. Let me know what your schedules are. I will probably leave here on Saturday Afternoon and stay till Monday Night of Tuesday morning. Let me know what you guys think. I can't wait to see you guys.

brace-girl said...

so pretty. thank you for letting me be invited to read your blog

brace-girl said...

ivie is one pretty baby.she is so so so so photogenic.