Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Livin' the Life

 Lilly is two weeks old today, and I must say, life is pretty darn good.

We still aren't in the all clear zone for her jaundice yet, but we are doing our best to bake it out of her.
 Early morning tanning sessions in the car
  I was shocked one day to look back at her in her car seat, and she was so tiny!!
 I see her all day every day, but sometimes it still catches me off guard how very itty bitty she is. And she's a good 8 and half pounds! I can't imagine babies being any smaller.
She had her first bath, and didn't seem to mind it at all. This pic looks EXACTLY the same as Evan's first bath pic, except for the pink towel, and she has chub in her cheeks, unlike skinny little Evan.
 I am obsessed with all of her hair.
 Even if it has come in quite sparatically
 Last weekend, while baking Lilly outside, Nate decided he needed to plant a fruit tree in our backyard. Evan was ecstatic to work outside with Daddy, and was an awesome helper.
 They made sure to take lots of water breaks :)
Poor little desert child...

This is Lilly's seat when we are having dinner. She's a champ sleeper and just goes with the flow.
 She spends a whole lot of time in the boppy. It's a safe place :)
With Evan, I always feared he would get spoiled because we held him too much. With Lilly, I'm worried she is not being held enough! It seems that as soon as I'm done feeding and burping, I need to put her down somewhere and give Evan some attention. This was a rare moment of hanging out with mom. I think Evan was at a friend's house during this time :)
 She is definitely a side sleeper, if she's given the freedom to move during her sleep.
 What do you know? So is he. Everybody in this house tries to catch some extra zzz's whenever possible.
Evan still loves Lilly, which I am kind of surprised by! He has not asked to have her sent back yet. He always has to know where she is, and anytime he can catch her with her eyes open, he loves to be right next to her, snuggling and telling her all about what's going on around them.
 I was folding laundry on the bed, and Evan was keeping himself entertained by sharing his cars with Lilly. He is truly the sweetest. It brings me utter joy to watch him interact with her.
 Now that I am starting to feel a little more like myself these days, and not so hit-by-a-semi-truck, bring on the bows!
 Too bad we don't ever go anywhere to show off her cuteness. And she even spits up so much, and goes through several outfits a day, that means more bow matching! 
 Nate's best friend from high school, Kylie, sent this fabulousness in the mail today.
 An Aggie bow!!!!! Any guesses how crazy happy this made me?! Thank you, thank you, Kylie!! You rock!
My thoughts as of week 2:

It feels kind of surreal to think that I have 2 kids. That makes me feel way old when I say that out loud. At the same time, everything feels very complete right now. I love my little family. And it really feels like a family. I love so very much when Nate is home with us at night, because everything just feels right. Before Lilly, when Nate would get home, I thought of it as a break for me. Now, when he gets home, I just feel so good, because all of us are together. Life is good. I feel very fortunate to be where we are in life right now. The timing has all been right with our kids and our marriage and everything. Even physically, where we are right now, is a tremendous blessing. Our ward has gone above and beyond to take care of us and help us out; it's humbled me to have been so served. I've been touched. Have I mentioned life is good?


n8'swife said...

She is just the cutest little thing!! I hope last night was ok. Please continue to let us know if we can help in anyway!

Megan said...

Congrats! She is adorable! Love the name and I love the pictures of her with Evan. Oh my goodness. YOu can just see how happy he is to be with her. It is so cute! I hope the recovery gets better. I like how you ended your post. I still feel like that. I will be at the park and Ross and I will be pushing out kids in the swing and it just feels too perfect. I love my family. Congrats again!

Katie Fuller said...

Lilly is so cute and I can't wait to meet her! I'm so glad Aubree will have a cousin to play with :-)