Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Things to Remember about the Baby Days

Things I want to remember: 3:00 am breastfeeding snuggles.  How she puts her arms down and tucks them in at her sides when sleeping.  Rubbing her face in my shoulder or the bed sheet when she's ready to go to sleep.  Half-asleep breastfeeding with her arm draped across her eyes.  The cute noise she makes when the sneeze almost comes but then doesn't.  Her laughs when I laugh.  The way it tickles her when I'm getting her arms out of her sleeves.  The wide toothless grin I see every day.  Quiet coos and excited squeals.  How music soothes her.  Plump little legs chubbified without the assistance of bottles.  Her left leg pumping when she's excited or upset.  Bright sparkling blue eyes.

The first three months have flown by!  Just like before I couldn't imagine life with one more, but now I just love her to pieces!  Brielle is still sweet, content, easy-going and she's patient if ever there could be a patient baby.  She quietly waits her turn in her car seat sitting in the entry while I make lunch for the other two.  She greets me each morning with a smile. She usually falls asleep with no cries.  She is sunshine in my day.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Brielle is Two Months Old

Today I finally got around to snapping some two month photos of Brielle.  She and Kaylynn have matching dresses so I also took some sister pictures.  So cute!

Brielle is sleeping through the night on a regular basis now. She rarely cries and if she does she'll stop after a few minutes if I can't get to her right away. She's often content to wait her turn. Sweet baby!

Desmond and Kaylynn adore her and love taking turns holding her.  Desmond often writes love notes to her and Kaylynn shares her snugglies.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Settling in with Brielle

It has been far too long since we've updated everyone!  Life started a new chapter on March 1st when Brielle Moya Grace was born.  You can read all about her arrival on our baby blog.  We are all so in love with her!  She's a mild mannered baby and in the past couple weeks she has slept through the night three times.  It really is all about sleep at this stage.  I turn into a mommy zombie with all the sleep interruptions, so it's nice to see a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel.

So far adjusting hasn't been too hard.  We have our days but overall it's doable.  I think two was harder than three.  Desmond didn't have anyone to play with back then but now he has Kaylynn.  Also feeding has been so easy this time around.  How nice to not be attached to the pump!  I haven't had any post partum emotional or physical issues, and I'm ready to hit the weight loss which will make me feel better once some progress is visible.

Things are settling in.  The family is doing well.  We also have new renters in our condo which balances our finances.  Brielle got approve for Washington health insurance which covers 100% of her hospital bill.  God's blessings are abundant!