10 July 2012

Family of 4.

I'm enjoying having a family of 4. We have a 2 month old & a 20 month old. They are becoming little best friends. Every morning, Annabelle says "baby baby baby", I bring her to Elizabeth and she nuzzles her face into the baby's.

My days are filled with nursing E, making meals for A, changing A & E's diaper (seemingly constantly), reading to A, singing to E, putting A & E to sleep, ensuring A doesn't pick E up or hit her, picking up after A, cleaning up after E empties her tummy (on herself, me, sofas, the floor, etc), bathing each A & E, doing laundry for A & E, and the list goes on...

It's always a relief when Daddy gets home. Annabelle runs to the back door when she hears it being unlocked and is thrilled to see Chase. It happens every day and I still think it's the most darling thing.

Elizabeth is responding a bit and starting to coo and smile. She's a sleepy, happy content baby. She's slept through the night since the beginning almost. Although, she does get pretty fussy around 8pm most nights. Gripe water usually settles her hard tummy, along with a lot of patting and comfort.

We go outside in our backyard as a family often. Pick raspberries or peas, this last week carrots & beets too. Our other garden items & peaches are nicely growing.

We've been able to go swimming, to breakfasts, dinners, shopping, birthday parties, family reunions and such.

Having a new baby makes life more interesting and fun. I love her. I love A. And I love Chase more than anything.

Xoxo, Brittany.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

I love your family of 4 too!