Tuesday, March 17, 2009
life with Kherington
Just some random thoughts as we're adjusting to this new and wonderful life with baby Kherington...
-I'd forgotten how much time you spend on the couch and in bed when you have a newborn. Catching up on TV shows while the baby eats, then cuddle time after that. I love it.
-The big girls are adjusting amazingly well (knock on wood). I didn't really know what to expect, but they are in love. Payton always wants to hold the baby (she's good at it, too!) and Gabby calls her "my baby" and always wants to "help" when I'm nursing.
-Kherington is the champion sleeper. I'm trying to enjoy it while it lasts.
-I can't believe how much I love this little one already. She is just so absolutely perfect. I love these early days...I want her to stay like this forever.
-My big girls seem very BIG. Makes me sad, but I'm proud of them at the same time for how much love they've shown their new sister. Everyone is trying to find their place.
-Diaper changes are always an adventure. Again, I'd forgotten just how much babies poop..and just when you clean them up, they poop again!!
-I'm feeling surprisingly mellow. Just trying to go with the flow and enjoy this new baby and this time in our lives.
-Probably wouldn't be feeling so mellow if it weren't for all the help my mom and sister have been giving me. Thank you.
-I could sit and stare at Kherington all day long. Every little sound, facial expression and movement is so exciting. I'm sure all of you mama's feel the same way!
-Remembering life with my other two babies as we adjust to this baby...diapers, blankets, nursing, teeny little outfits, soothers, lack of sleep...it's amazing how quickly we're back in baby mode, and how it's exactly the same as with the other two. So cool.
-Not quite sure how I'll ever get anywhere on time again with 3 kids. We'll see how that goes when the time comes.
-Still not used to being a family 5. That seems like a really big number right now!
-Kherington just reminds me soooo much of my other two when they were babies. Gabby's coloring, but Payton's nose. And so very cute.
To sum it all up, I'm just so happy. I'm feeling really good so far, and just doing my best to spread myself 3 ways and enjoy my kids. And thank goodness for daddy...he's the quiet one that's holding us all together, and doing the dishes, too! I'm so grateful that Kherington is here, and healthy and happy...we all survived the 9 months, and now it's a new beginning. We love her so much.
Off to get some sleep.
P.S. And thank you so much to all of you for your sweet comments and congrats on our new baby girl! I love my blogging friends, I was very overwhelmed at all the comments. Thank you!