Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Few New Pictures

Mama and her Girls
So it seems that blogging will not be happening as often as it did before. Ha! Having two children certainly has changed things. Right now both girls are napping. I am so tired and really need a nap, but getting new pics up for you won out. :) I need a blogging fix. I don't have alot of new pictures to share with you because:
1.) My dear friend visited the other night and we happen to have the exact same camera...guess what happened! Yep, she has mine and I have hers now. Ha!
2.) All of the pictures that we did download are on Daddy's computer and he is at work with his laptop.
BUTTTT...I do have some pics that I took with Friend's camera and Dobbie let me download her pics from her camera. So no worries, there are some new pictures.
The Fairy
We are doing really well. Daddy had his first week back to school and first weekend back to work. Things went pretty smooth. His professors have all been so gracious and are helping him get all caught up. Some friends of ours lost their 19 year old son this past weekend. Daddy helped another friend put together a video of pictures and music. He pulled some very late nights working on was certainly worth it though. The video was wonderful and such a great tribute to this young man.
Bath Baby Bath Baby
Peanut ended up getting sick this week too. We seem to be coming down the other side of it but she still has a runny, yucky nose. So far Mommy and Pumpkin haven't gotten it...unfortunately Daddy did.
Thumb Suckers
Pumpkin is doing wonderful. She was 7 lb. 9 oz. at birth and 7 lb. 2 oz. when we left the hospital. The past Monday she was back up to 7 lb. 8 oz.! On Friday we visited the hospital's Breastfeeding Center so they could check on us and make sure things are going well. They obviously are because our little pumpkin was up to 7 lb. 15 oz.! The nurse that I made with was such a great encouragement and had only positive things to tell us about Pumpkin's growth. We go again next Friday and she was certain we would have at least an 8 1/2 lb. baby! Pumpkin has caught on much quicker and easier to the whole nursing thing this time around. Alot of that has to do with a more relaxed Mommy who has already done this before.

We are also doing much better at night. She has been having a 4-6 hour stretch of sleep each night which is really nice. We also see her being much more alert and awake for longer periods of time each day. And...she is really holding her head up well for only 2 weeks old.

Peanut is handling the transition well. We always make a point of reassuring her and letting her shine a bit. :) I have taken the girls out on my own twice now. Last Wednesday morning we hit Wal-Mart to pick up a prescription for Peanut. It went really well. Today I took the girls to church for Easter Sunday. It was a bit chaotic trying to get us all ready this morning, but we did it and made it to church on time. After church we headed out to see Daddy for a special Easter surprise while he was at work. He was thrilled to see all of his girls even if just for a bit. Afterwards just us girls ate lunch at Wendy's before heading home for naptime. Things went amazingly well. I know with each time out, my confidence will build and we'll get the hang of it all. Dobbie also took us shopping yesterday, which was great fun. We were all thrilled about getting out of the house! We got to spend the whole day with her, which is something we love alot.
Happy Easter! Happy Easter!
I have so many things that I want to write about, but I just need to find the time. I will come! Just be patient and keep checking in on us...if nothing else, we'll try to put new pics up throughout the week.

Thank you again for all of your prayers and encouragement.

Now for some more pictures....
We Did It!


Meet Your Granddaughter

3 Generations 3 Generations

Meet Your Sister Hospital Visit

Welcome Home

Dobbie came over and took care of Peanut while we went to the funeral for our friend's son this week. Thank you SO much Dobbie. She helped Peanut make Glittery Easter Eggs!
Easter Egg Making Easter Egg Making

My very dear friend came over to spend the evening with us one night this past week. We had so much fun together. It's amazing how many days and weeks pass in between our visits, so the times we do have together mean so much to both of us!
Friends Mama and her Girls

Happy Easter! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!!!!
Family of Four

And to close....we can't get over how much our girls look alike. Daddy did a comparison photo to show the resemblance. Each picture was taken of the girls when they were both around 6 days old. Can you tell who is who? :)


1 comment:

Joy ☺ said...

Aww, look how beautiful they both are! I had so much fun catching up with you guys. Sounds like you are adjusting well to the chaos. haha. :)
I'm looking forward to a night of "The Office" with you guys sometime! :)
Lotsa Love