A post from Kelli–
The past few weeks have been tough! If you’ve read the blog for any amount of time, you are probably aware of Dad’s ongoing fight with lung cancer and his side effects, Gannon’s troubles, Mom, and all of the other life “stuff” that we’ve been having in our family.
Someone once told me that unless you experience lows, you won’t know how wonderful the highs are. The past few weeks have had some of the highest highs for our family, but unfortunately some of the lowest lows.
Needless to say, this little lady has been one of the highest highs!
Honestly, she has been literally the best baby ever! She was born on March 4th and although she’s still in newborn clothes and size 1 diapers, she’s literally taken over my heart!
Here it’s bath time…see??
She love-love-loves taking baths! As you can see, she has tons of dark hair. It’s super cute…until it hasn’t been washed for more than 36 or so hours, so she’s been getting baths at least every other day….so her liking baths is great! She just lays there and enjoys her time…until I take her out. The minute that I get the lotion out to get her lotioned up and have to take her out of the towel, she screams! She recovers pretty quickly, so that’s good, but she can definitely go from really happy to really mad quickly!
She’s also been good with sleeping. I took the above picture the morning after she decided that she wanted to be awake every 45 to 60 minutes one night…but that’s the thing–It happened once in 6 weeks! Starting around 7, I try really hard to keep her up until about 10 or 11 ish and then feed her a little bit more before I put her to bed. Once I put her to bed, she’ll sleep at least 4 hours, but the past week or so, she’s been sleeping closer to 5 and 6 hours at a time and once we did 7. I am not upset about this at all…obviously…
We’ve also been working hard at using her Moby wrap and are finally getting the hang of it. It is awesome to be able to hold her, but get things done too!
She has also loved getting bundled up to go outside with the daycare kids. I swear the fresh air can make all of the difference in a day with them! As always, Punky as I call her, loves joining in the fun and taking advantage of a hand-me-down snowsuit and joining them outside!
She’s also been my little helper to get a bunch of my DMC floss sorted and get some projects kitted up for Stitch Maynia. Stitch Maynia is a cross stitch thing. It is when you start a specific number of new projects in May to work on. Some people do 31, one for each day, but I think I’m going to do 9. I go back to work on the 10th at the nursing home to do the schedule and then jump back into work at the hospital the following week. I get to work 60 hours, both days and overnights over 6 days. It’ll be a big adjustment, but as much as I love staying at home with Georgia, I really do like my job also.
Mostly though, we’ve been doing lots of this–Talking, smiling, and getting to know each other. She’s getting so that she has a pretty predictable schedule. She honestly rarely cries unless she’s cold. Even when she’s hungry, she just gets a bit more grunty or whiny, but not in a bad way at all.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that she’s definitely one of the high points in my life. As hard as things have been over the past few months, she’s been the highlight for lots of people. It is amazing how much better a person’s day can get with a little baby around!