Friday, September 28, 2012

Marae Meets Great Grandma

Last week my mom brought my Grandma over to our house.  Grandma doesn't go out much anymore so we had a nice lunch and spent some time together.  Of course she got some GREAT newborn snuggle time.  I'm thankful that my Grandma was able to meet Marae.  I think it was so special to have the 4 generations of us girls there.  Life is such a gift and so amazing.  Can you imagine holding your great grandbaby??  That's why I love and cherish this picture below:

The rest of these photos are just a few random ones: 

Hello little girl!!  I call her little bird sometimes because I think that's what she looks like with her mouth open looking for food.  :)

Must get baby prints!!
I took this one night because it looked like Blue Bear was giving Boonie a hug or looking over his shoulder in protection.  I love those two.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My World...

I love these two little spirits.

Life has certainly changed.  Of course I'm still adjusting to being a mother of two.  It's funny how you think it wouldn't be that much of a difference being Marae sleeps so much.  I think it's a combination of sleep deprivation and not having any time for myself anymore.  Having children certainly does force the selfishness out of you.  Don't get me wrong, I love being these two darling spirit's mother, but I find myself having to rely on Heavenly Father MUCH more these days.  I offer up a prayer for patience many times a day.  I know we are still only 3 weeks into it and things are getting better each day.

When we first brought Marae home Boonie was amazed by here.  He loved to hold her and was so sweet with her.  I love the way he cuddles her and holds her head.  When I am holding her he will come up and rub his cheek against her soft baby hair.  He also reports to me whenever she is crying but he reports it saying, "Baby sad, or Baby Crying."  But with his emerging language it comes out, "Baby dead or Baby dying," which sometimes seems more accurate.  Although he probably should be saying, "Mommy dead, or Mommy dying."

Big Brother and little sister.  Love it.

I love this one.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sweet Baby Marae

I love my sweet posable newborn.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Coming Home

We came home Monday and started to ease back in to life.  I felt so good after this delivery that I think I over did things the first two days and regretted that the following 3.  But it was nice to be home and start adjusting with Boonie.
Clearly we are all in need of a good shower.
This little darling has been such an easy baby!!  All she does it SLEEP!  Boonie was not a sleepy newborn and never fell asleep on me ever!!  He fell asleep on Mason 3 times only because of utter exhaustion and desperation.  So having a cuddly baby is just delightful.  But seriously... all she does it sleep!!  You forget what newborns are like!  The only problem with that is getting her to eat when she's just so tired.  But we manage, although feedings take quite an amount of time.  The only time that's frustrating is at 2 am.  It will be interesting to see what it's like this week now that Mason is going back to school.  My mom is coming up tomorrow for 3 days, but when I am left on my own with Boonie I think it's going to be a little hard getting use to at first.

Here are some pictures of sleeping beauty:

At her first doctor visit.
Sleeping like a diva.
Delighted that she is sleeping on me.
I have a hard time resisting taking pictures of each new outfit she's in because they are so cute.  This outfit I failed at resisting.
Being little is exhausting.
I wanted to remember her sleeping this way in her crib.  It's hard to imagine they fit in there from side to side like this when they get bigger.
She has already inherited the nickname "Lazy Daisy."  I love my Lazy Daisy.
First sponge bath
She didn't even make a peep the whole time.  I think she liked it!
Boonie loves holding his baby sister.  He will ask to hold her sometimes, especially when we were bottle feeding her until my milk came in (it took 6 days - that's a long time to starve a baby - I honestly think this is why those first 6 days with Boonie were so hard!!  I didn't supplement and he was starving).  He loved to help hold the bottle.  He will give her random kisses and rubs his cheek against her face just like we do.  It is so precious to watch.  He's a good big brother.

I will admit that it hasn't been a piece of cake adjusting with Boonie.  Luckily he loves his baby sister and is gentle (enough) with her, although I still never turn my back on him alone.  Those dinosaurs dancing on her head could very easily turn violent as dinosaurs are prone to do.  The hardest adjustment for Boone has been not having our undivided attention all day long anymore.  Plus I think we may be being harder on him now being he seems older.  I have to keep reminding myself that he is not even 2 yet!!  I think it will be a good thing for Mason to go back to school and for us all to get back into a routine as hard as that will be for me.  I keep telling Mason that this too shall pass - this Boonie, too, shall pass as much as I love him.  I just hate feeling like I am telling him no or to go play all day long.