I was so, so naive to how much time a sweet newborn takes up. Not complaining one bit--and every minute continues to be as rewarding as the last--but when people say that you will wonder what you did with all your time once you have a baby...SO true.
Our days are filled with blessing after blessing and joyful moment after joyful moment. How did we live without this sweet little one?!
|baby girl at 2 weeks|
Snuggles with Daddy are already a huge hit. They were from the beginning. (And let me brag on my husband for a minute...Justin is such a natural. He has been the most amazing, grace-filled man with such a servant's heart for Adeline and me during the first few weeks. I knew he'd make an amazing daddy...but had no idea just how amazing he would be.)
We see this irresistible smile often and can't get enough of it.
The bouncy/vibrator seat is a favorite hang-out!
These little toes get kissed often. She's just like her momma and hates having her feet covered up. Definitely forget swaddling--wasn't a hit after the first week--this girl loves to kick her legs and have them free.
The first sponge baths were tons of fun. Just look at all the hair on this girl...it holds a bow already!
"Sally the Seahorse" gets us through diaper changes and other fussy times. Her nose even works well on the changing table for those few minutes of sucking needed before Momma feeds the starving girl. Hilarious to watch.
The first two doctor visits were a huge success. Our baby girl is healthy and nursing has gone great for Mom and Adeline (granted, it has taken lots of hard work, dedication, and prayers!). We are extremely grateful!
Tummy time often leads to sleepy time, but we have a strong girl on our hands. She already lifts her head so well, is so alert, and is a mover and groover--hardly ever holding still! (Oh, and we love our paci already.)
This popular girl brings oohs and ahhs everywhere she goes (yes, I'm bragging) and is getting pretty spoiled already be three weeks. (Being the first grandchild on one side will do that to yah!)
|my parents with their first grandchild--head over heels!|
|meeting cousins on Justin's side--what a blessed little lady with all these around her to love on her|
Boone is already a great big brother and is already looking out for her.
First Thanksgiving as our little family of three!
|no gravy for this girl, but she still had to sport her bib that her grandma bought|
This girl even went Black Friday shopping! The stroller was a hit and sleeping won over shopping for her most of the day.
The first visit to church was successful. Everyone was so anxious to meet Adeline and Pastor Owen even prayed a special prayer of gratitude for our blessing. Our church family is such a special blessing to us.
There's so much more to share and so much more to say, but I'll leave that for another nap time! ;)