Friday, January 16, 2009

Catching Up With Baby Pictures

Well life quickly gets back to normal when you have three children already, school and work to attend, etc. I've healed wonderfully, and although I am needing a little cat nap in the afternoons, I'm finding this has been the easiest post partum time so far. The kids are adjusting fantastically, but for the first time in my mothering journey, I'm finding I have to fight for time to hold my little baby!

So because life is somewhat back to "normal" (or at least we're quickly discovering our new normal), I finally have time to update my blog with pictures from when K and I were at the hospital, up to today. Enjoy!

FROM THE DAY SHE WAS BORN

Daddy holding his little girl for the first time - this picture says it all as to what time of day she was born! Except for our oldest, all of our children have been born around midnight or 1 a.m. YAWN!

Big brothers seeing Mommy and their new little sister for the first time!

Big sister seeing her new little sister for the first time -

a little more apprehensive than her brothers!
Mommy, Daddy and our new little girl

Big Brother C going in for a kiss!

Big Sister wanting nothing to do with her new little sister - she only wanted Grampie (my Dad)!


Big Sister starting to warm up a little.


Big Sister warming up a little more.


Big Sister LOVING her new little sister! This is how she's been ever since -
she wants to hold her CONSTANTLY! Unfortunately, her lovin' is a little tough!


First attempt at a family shot. Big Sister wanted NOTHING to do with it!

We finally figured out Big Sister hated the hospital bed. Once I got down on the chair - we were able to get our first family photo :)
The best part of having siblings in our family is the gifts the new baby brings! We've done this with every baby, and its one of the highlights for the big brothers and sister.
Big Brother O got a Tech Deck, and Big Brother C got a truck with a trailer.

Big Sister got a Dora House. If she's not holding her little sister,
she's carrying her Dora that said little sister gave her :)


FROM YESTERDAY - 1 WEEK OLD

They change too quickly, don't they? Her coloring is beautiful.
This happens to be the outfit her big sister wore home from the hospital.

We're all thinking she looks like her Big Brother C. Her Big Sister thought she needed a toy to play with :)

Don't you just want to eat her up? I love her lips!

FROM TODAY - 1 WEEK, 1 DAY
These are just because she's so beautiful!

You know you're a peanut when Mommy can use a cloth diaper as a blanket!

Precious baby hands.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Jen

4 comments:

The Crazy Bus said...

great shots, Jen! I love them!

Liz said...

I just love it! I wish I had a blog, or even a digital camera when my babies came!!! She is so beautiful! Congrats!!!! Now I want another baby......

Loni said...

The pictures and story are awesome!! She has the cutest little nose and beautiful little lips! Congrats again to you and your family!

Jewels said...

Oh Jen! She's just *beautiful*. You're all so blessed. Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos of your precious family and newest little treasure. I loved reading your birth story, too. How wonderful. What a magical time. There is *nothing* like welcoming a new baby into your arms and taking it to your breast. It's so incredible isn't it. God is so good! Rest well. Even if you're feeling well, do be sure and rest as much as you're able. You've done a great work! Let everyone love and watch over and out for you, as much as possible.
Sending love and a big gentle hug ((Jen)). Hug and kiss each of those little loves for me, too. Okay. Tenderly, Jewels

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow