Sunday, May 30, 2010

For This Child I Prayed

The verse above Caroline's crib isn't just a sweet verse for a child's room. To us it was a reality- first we dealt with infertility for months on end- 15 to be exact. Countless Dr's appointments, special medications, tests, lab work, and too many negative pregnancy tests to count. Kind of takes the romance out of baby making. And then, that magical day- August 19th, we finally got that positive! After all those months, all that heartache, a baby was growing!

Several months later, we learned (by God's grace), of a blood disorder on my end, one that could cause our baby to die. So I began daily injections, in hopes that it would sustain this precious life. So we really, really prayed for this sweet child. And we are so very thankful that He chose to grant us what we asked of Him. Soli Deo Gloria!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

First Bottle

Bubs took her first bottle this week. The first attempt, shown below, started out fine, but after one ounce she was done. Mama had plans on Thursday night, so I really needed her to get the hang of it. Sure enough, by Thursday night, she was taking it like a champ! :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1 Month Old!

I simply can't believe our sweet baby is already 1 month old! It has been a wonderful month of bonding with our newest little. She is so amazingly sweet, such an easy baby. She's not doing too much exciting yet since she's only a month.  Though she can go about a 5 hour stretch at night, which is really nice. She's feeding and sleeping really well. She's starting to hold her head up more by herself and lately she's started to push her head up to look at me. She flashes lots of sweet smiles too, which melts my heart. Her current weight is 8 lbs. 12 oz. as of yesterday.

We are having a little trouble with lots of spit up, the Dr. is thinking she may have a milk allergy, so as of today mama is off dairy. Do you have any idea how much dairy we eat?? It's going to be a challenge, but worth it for my sweet baby. Hopefully this will help her little tummy feel better. And a bonus to me-should help mama lose the rest of that baby weight!

Not a fan of the gigantic flower. :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Super Sweet

Starting to see those precious eyes a lot more these days.

Still working on that thumb. So cute!

Just the Girls

We love our  girl!

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Few From the iPhone

Mama hasn't had much energy for more than iPhone photos lately. But I have been taking lots of those. A quick look at the last couple of weeks...things are going great- Caroline is a dream baby, and Ella is adjusting quite well.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

This year Mother's Day is extra sweet- as I hold the best gift ever...the one who made me a mother for a second time, just 3 short weeks ago. It's extra special, because it's a gift we have have prayed and waited for for two long years. There were many days I wondered if I would ever become a mother again. And finally it happened. And now we cherish our second blessing. We are so thankful to God that He chose to bless us again. Caroline Grace is a real treasure. And her big sister it too. I love you my babies!