Monday, January 4, 2010

Getting Adjusted

You knew this post was bound to happen sooner or later with a new baby in our lives! We are still bleary-eyed and zombie-like from lack of sleep and if I sit down for too long, I am likely to pass out.

BUT we are enjoying life with our new little girl and all of the ups and downs that brings. She has already weathered her first bout of the sniffles (which we knew would happen with a December baby sooner than later). And she has successfully slept for 5-6 hour chunks for a couple of nights (not in a row, but we're getting there).

I love her little gassy smiles and chuckles that she bestows on me after her feedings, and when awake, I love her deep, smoky blue eyes that check out everything in the room. And I especially love how when someone else is holding her, if I start to talk to her, she perks up and tries to find me.

She loves to be held and hates to be cold and sleeps best in someone's arms (uh-oh!). This is such a change from JD who wanted to be left alone to sleep and really didn't care to be held at all when he was a baby (he loves cuddling now though). I'm thinking that I will need to invest in one of those baby slings for Miss Meg to keep her close to me.

My sweet little boy is also going through a period of adjustment and is testing his parents in just about everything. This could be the terrible twos or just a phase where he is needing a little bit more attention since he has a new little sister. I just wish I could dig up a little more patience for my first born!
I wouldn't trade these first few weeks for anything though as our little family adjusts to becoming a family of four!

**All of these beautiful photos are courtesy of Rachel Cooke Photography - she did a phenomenal job photographing Meg and our family when she was just a few days old!


Stormy said...

She is beautiful!!!

The Laird's said...

love your pictures! Keep smiling and praying, ya'll are great parents!

Dara said...

The pictures are still great! Love seeming them again! Precious baby girl and sweet family! Love you guys! Hang in there!

Ouida said...

I'm so glad to hear what you are enjoying about this dear little one. It will get better and better. It was fun to see the pictures. Keep praying.