August 12, 2013

New Baby


Oh goodness, it's hard to know where to pick up here! Things are very good (and exhausting) at the moment. We're finally starting to remember what life is like with a newborn, it's amazing how much you can forget in two and a half years. 

Of course it's a very different experience the second time around too, so much of my energy and concern is still devoted to Little Smith and ensuring that he is adjusting well to his little sister. He seems to be doing great, initially he was pretty quiet and didn't really want to look at her (I was worried!), but within an hour he'd warmed up and was asking lots of questions. Each day he's growing more curious about baby and even helps getting diapers and blankets for her. 

At one week old, this baby is still a sleepy delight. She has just started to wake up to the world and let out a few cries, but overall she is very mellow and sweet. She is more interested in sleeping during the day than the night (just like her mama!), so we're working on that one with some pretty serious circles under our eyes. She is such a cute little munchkin and we feel so insanely lucky that she is finally here to enjoy life with us.

There is so much to share, including her birth story (happily less of a story than my last birth experience), and I will record it all here eventually... but just trying to leap back in to this journal little by little. It's such an important space for me and I truly value all of the relationships formed here- I've missed you all!

27 comments:

  1. We've all missed you!!!

    She is so sweet I can barely stand it! Congratulations again. It seems peaceful in your house so far! And I wouldn't worry about W. Milo was the same way at first with Oliver, and now they are thick as thieves!

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    1. Thank you! It's peaceful some of the time ;) W is already getting sweeter with her all the time. I'm sure there will be jealous moments, but I can tell they'll be great buddies.

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  2. oh my goodness so sweet! I forget how adorable newborns are. She reminds me a bit of my little girl. Hope she learns to sleep more at night soon :)

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    1. Thank you Julia- she's been sleeping a lot today so I'm preparing for a long night. Hopefully I get lucky!

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  3. She looks exactly like your son when he was a newborn! Read your birth story of your son, and oh gosh, you're such a brave mama. Congrats on your new little addition! :)

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    1. Thanks Marie, I know- she really does look like her big brother. It's crazy!

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  4. My goodness she is lovely! Congratulations times a million! Also, I just read Little Smith's birth story and I'm so glad to hear that her birth was "less of a story" than his :) what a strong and wonderful mama you are! Enjoy your sweet newborn snuggles!

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    1. Thanks so much, yes this birth was pretty 'easy' by comparison thankfully. We are snuggling up a storm :)

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  5. Oh she is just beautiful. Huge congratulations to you xxx

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  6. Aww, now I think I have to get 3 or 4 more children so I can live through this again - adorable! :-)

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    1. It is a sweet time... and I'm trying to savor it since I'm not sure we'll be going for a third! You should though :)

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  7. Oh my word...I've missed so much.

    Congratulations and welcome to the world little 'Ruby' - she is absolutely gorgeous.

    Much love and huge hugs,

    Nina x

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    1. Thank you Nina, we're so enjoying her!

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  8. Lilly, your daughter is beautiful! So beautiful! My first thought was how gorgeous her hair is and second how much she looks like Wyatt!
    I'm so pleased for you and so looking forward to hearing more about this little girl. Congratulations again. xxx

    Flora
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Flora, and yes she looks like her brother's twin! We're so curious to see if she ends up looking like him as she grows.

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  9. Oh my goodness. She is so very beautiful. The picture of her lying on her side is so cute that it makes me physically ache. Like Lauren said, I wouldn't worry too much about W. Julian was so upset at having a new sister (and he was 6 years old at the time) that he said he wanted to throw her in the garbage can. (!!!) And now they're super pals. W. seems like a sweet spirited little dude. He'll adjust quickly, I'm sure, and be a great big brother.

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  10. What a sweetie little thing she is!! Your stories of Little Smith remind me of when Thing 2 first met Thing 3. They are only 13 months apart & I was really worried. But then he started asking after "baby" all the time, and when he spoke to her he used the cutest squeaky voice. Sigh. You have so much to look forward to & I can't wait to hear all the stories!!

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  11. She is so beautiful! I love those tiny baby poses. And I remember the sleepy early days so well too. That's a lovely time. :)

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  12. Just adorable Lilly. I had almost forgotten just how tiny and beautiful newborn babies are! Enjoy this special time x

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  13. She's really beautiful ! And I live her name

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  14. Your girl is so-ooo incredibly cute and beautiful and adorable !!! Makes me long for another baby.

    Enjoy the baby-time !

    I hope you will get some rest.

    Take care
    Natalie

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  15. HOOOORAAAAYYY! I am just giddy for you. She is absolutely beautiful.

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  16. What a little love. She really is a beauty, and it's so good to know Little S is adjusting well with the new intruder :) Enjoy every newborn second!!

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  17. Oh, these photos are scrumptious. xo

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  18. So so precious!!! Love her hair!

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  19. She's so beautiful. Congratulations!! I love that picture of her little arched back by the way. :)

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