Wednesday, August 14, 2013

So Fast

It's true what they say. It really does go by so fast. I blinked and my newest little love turned one month (that post is coming soon). One month! I can honestly say this is when I start to actually like having a newborn. Don't misunderstand, I fell in love the moment I saw her but teeny tiny newborns are not my favorite. I'm a planner, I like a schedule, I need predictability, consistency, and sleep. None of those things come with a newborn. Around a month I feel like some of these things start to return. She still likes to surprise me but at least by this point I know her better. As most of you know I'm a scheduler and by now we have somewhat of a routine. It helps me function and makes me happy. A happy momma is a good thing. Sleep is coming in longer stretches and that is a great thing.

I feel like I'm finally getting into my rhythm. I've had several really good days lately and for that I'm thankful. Being a momma is hard work but I'm blessed to be one.
And I happen to have the cutest girls in the world.

I wasn't fully prepared for what a newborn and toddler would do to my sanity but I love it and wouldn't change a thing. God is good and my little ladies are my favorite.

Can't leave out my big girl. Pretty girl.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Shared Germs

Yes, I'm still posting from my phone but at least I'm posting, right?!

We have some yucky cold germs in our home right now. Sadie and I were the first victims and unfortunately our newest member didn't escape the wrath either. It's not a bad cold, per se, but with Sophie being so little it hasn't been fun. Luckily she has been a champ. In between coughing, sneezing, and suctioning she is her sweet, smiley self. The cold has wreaked havoc on her reflux which has been a bummer but hopefully it will be over soon. I took her to the doctor on Friday just so they could listen to her lungs and all is clear right now. Praying it stays that way!

Sadie is better and I am trying to get better. It just takes longer to get well when you aren't getting lots of good rest. Sophie really is a great sleeper but I'm having issues adjusting to our new sleep schedule. I'm getting there though!

Here are a few pictures just for fun...

Sweet girl did not like the bulb at first but has since warmed up to it. I think she knows it makes her feel better!

See? Still smiling.

Since she has been sick my "middle of the night box" has been filled with more essentials.

While Sophie and I were at the doctor Josh was hanging out with Sadie. He took her to Target for popcorn and an icee at 9:15 in the morning. Then he took her to Lifeway and carried a chair from across the store to the television so she could watch Vegetales. She loves her daddy and now you know why! :)

And here's a sweet picture of Sadie helping me wake Sophie yesterday. She has been sleeping in her bed some, even with her cold, but the drainage has made it harder the last day or so. Really praying this nasty stuff leaves us soon!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sassy Sister

When Sophie was about a week old Ashley came over to take pictures of the girls. I will share more later but I had to share my favorite one right away. Let's just say Sadie was less than thrilled to be having her picture taken with her new baby sister. She may or may not have tried to push her off the chair. To get her to even get near her I had to bribe her. Notice the package of "yummies" in the picture.
There are so many captions I could use for this photo. It pretty much sums up how our last few weeks have been. Ha. I am happy to report that Sadie does seem to be getting better. She has been sleeping better and is adjusting to her new normal. We are definitely dealing with a 2 year old going on 13 year old but I am confident that would be the case with or without Sophie. I think I use the word "obey" at least 986 times a day. I hear 3 is harder than 2 and that terrifies me. Lord, equip me with the grace, mercy, and patience I need.