Saturday, August 24, 2013

Babies, babies everywhere!

If you're anything like me then you can't get enough of birth stories, bellies and babies! So many of my fellow blogging mommas that I stalk, errrrr, follow... have just had their bundles of joy! Maybe you'll find a new blog to follow as well. Head on over and congratulate...

Susan on the birth of cutie-pie Logann!

Mandie on the birth of handsome Zane!

Natalie on the birth of precious Elise!

Aaryn on the birth of miraculous Hannah!

These mommas had their babies several months ago but still such wonderful bloggers so I can't NOT include them. Check out...

Andrea's birth story of sweet Aleesia!

Tiffany's birth story of amazing Miles!

Kelle's birth story of cutie Dash!

Holly's birth story of her fifth baby girl Miss Emily!

Nicole's encouraging words, her most recent baby born in April!

And another blogger I follow is going to be having her twin boys soon. Go say some encouraging words to:

Erin at Hoping For Our Own Peanut!

Did I miss anyone? Did you have a baby in the last couple of months too? Or are you close to the big day? Any new pregnancies out there (I haven't heard of any?!)? Let me know and I'll add your blog to the list above!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

7 Weeks

My little redheaded, blue-eyed boy is 7 weeks old!

(Photo actually of him at 6 weeks as this post has been sitting in my draft folder for a week, oops!)

He's lost the newborn look and is getting lots and lots of chubby rolls. A couple days ago he started "talking" to me and sometimes gets really smiley when I'm talking to him. He's had lots of belly laughs in his sleep that sound so toddler-like that they startled me.

He's starting to be awake a lot more and crying less. I'm honestly ready for the next "stage". I didn't want the newborn phase to ever end but God makes development so gradual that you start to get excited for the next part and then the next part. Yes, still bittersweet, but I'm excited to have a more interactive little guy and I know his siblings are, too. He cries every time they hold him.

My kids are fine about it but I know they want to hold him more. They are so unbelievably sweet with him. They're like little mommas (and a little daddy). They stroke his face and hair gently like I do and pat his back when he's upset. They fetch his binky for me and will sit there and help hold it in for him when he needs some pacifying (he won't pacify after nursing - I have so much milk that he starts to choke, sputter and gets too much so binkies it is!).

Though Judah is not a very gentle brother. I have to watch him like a hawk. One time I was nursing Silas and talking to someone. Judah was standing next to me, staring at his brother. I glance over and see Judah reach a finger out and poke Silas in the eye really, really hard! Momma Bear may have growled... just a little... errr a lot!