Friday, December 9, 2011

What a Special Time.

These last few days have felt like two weeks have gone by. Although there are three adults in the house right now, only two are functional at any one time because the baby is monopolizing the third. Throw in a three and a half year old, and mild chaos ensues! 
Brand new bum!
We are developing a routine, it changes slightly every day, but things are improving every day. The first two nights of the baby’s life were difficult- she hardly slept, meaning mommy hardly slept. We think that she was “backed up” and hadn’t needed many diaper changes. But, with the combination of some tummy medicine and mommy’s milk coming in, baby is now a gold medal pooper! 

Getting weighed: 7.5 oz.
Sleep has become more regular, so mommy is feeling much better herself. My hubby and I have been doing a lot of the day-to-day stuff- laundry, picking up, dishes, cooking, and caring for the older niece. There have been a few tantrums, and not just by the 3 year old. Time has slowed down to a crawl. We are exhausted due to lack of sleep and jet lag. However, we are getting things done.

Getting the footprint. Not a real birth certificate- just a nice one for the family.

It has been interesting for us, as a couple. We keep looking at each other, saying “do we really want this?” Hah. We do, but living in the world of babies and toddlers can be overwhelming at times. We have been missing our “couple time” and our “me time.” We really only have each other in Cape Town, and are together so much. The transition to family life might be harder that I thought- in ways I hadn’t expected.

Big sister meeting her new baby sister.

Tomorrow, I get to see my mother and some family members on her side of the family. I can’t wait! I more than likely won’t have the ability to post again until next week. 

See you then!

One last look. Little Darling!

Song of the Post: Baby Baby by Amy Grant. This song takes me back to the 90's!


Salma @ Chasing Rainbow said...


A Daft Scots Lass said...

Gorgeous memories.

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

She is so precious! Enjoy your time there!

Sami said...

You certainly get to experience what´s like to have a new baby in the house! Enjoy meeting your family and friends.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Insecure Writer's Support Group posts next on January 4 - hope you can join us.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

I'm loving these baby posts! I have to remember to share your last one with my sister. I'm guessing baby's dad now knows the wonderful news?

I feel the same you do, it's just Patrick and I all the time, no family, a few friends and it just being us, but we're going to start trying for a baby sometime next year...will be interesting.

Hope you're having fun catching up with your family. Happy holidays!

Becky said...

Oh there's NOTHING sweeter than a new baby bum or siblings meeting for the first time. Made me smile :) Thanks for sharing all this goodness with us at Rub Some Dirt On It!

Becky said...

And of course, this was my favorite post from the blog hop last week! I'm going to share it far and wide!

anymommy said...

What a fun thing for you to be able to be there. Congratulations. And may you get your own life back without little ones (until you're ready, of course).