Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2 weeks...

it's been two weeks since this little stork bitten sweetie pie joined our family.

and we are in love.

it's been an adjustment for all of us, but i'd say we're handling it very well. surprisingly enough, brooklyn is adjusting just swimmingly. seriously. so much better than i thought she would. she always wants to help put kendall's binky in her mouth, kiss her, give her a blanket, or lie right next to her.

kendall started off being a patient happy baby, but has slowly turned into her big sister. definitely more fussy and ready to eat NOW when she decides she's hungry. luckily, i've found a few things that really calm her down. holding her up to my eye level and just talking to her, and putting her in the boba wrap. she loves that and it helps me get a lot done when she's not willing to be put down for very long.

at her two week appointment she was right back up to her birth weight. a whopping six pounds eight ounces. we're hoping to fatten her up as quickly as we can.

after a coughing/choking/not breathing fit from kendall, we made an ER run on thursday night, the girls and i enjoyed a nice weekend in coalville with my family. james joined us later on friday. brooklyn loved being able to play with livi and have the attention of her grandparents and aunts and uncles. the highlight may have been the new sandbox in the backyard. she and liv were in heaven. brooklyn mostly loved the sea shells she found in the sand.

there was even the bonus of a little dip in grandpa's pond. the water was freezing, but they loved it.

i got brave for a minute and had whitney chop my hair off. i was planning to do it in august when i was guessing my hair would start falling out, but i couldn't wait any longer. so as soon as i gave whit the go ahead, we just did it. and i. am. so. glad. it's a much needed change and my hair feels so much more healthy. and i'll enjoy the extra thickness for a little while before it starts falling out like crazy.

saturday evening we celebrated kayla's birthday. we bbq'd and had fruit pizza for birthday cake. a tradition kayla has been carrying on for several years now. i won't complain! it was so fun to have everyone together. kendall got passed around and loved every second.

i convinced the girls that we needed to do a 4th of july craft. it's kind of my way to make myself do a craft that i've been wanting to do for awhile. they were good sports. the deck was the perfect spot to craft and chat. we didn't finish until dark, so we got to craft by fire light.

i love this picture of my brother with kendall. he sure loves his nieces.

and this picture, well, james took it and when i was going through looking at all of them, this one made me laugh. so great of both of us. ha!

we kissed james goodbye sunday evening and spent one more night in coalville. my mom was coming to assist me at kendall's two week check-up so we just rode home with her. thank goodness she was there. i'm not quite ready to tackle appointments by myself yet.

today was our first official full day alone. just me and the girls. i didn't even realize it until i woke up and i kind of panicked for a second. but the day went well. we had our moments of chaos, but overall it was a really good day. i got to spend one on one time with both girls and we spent lots of time all together. hopefully most of our days can be like today.

kendall's umbilical cord finally fell off on monday, so today was her first official bath. she loved it. she almost fell asleep, but her mean mama made her get out. oh she was mad. broke my heart. but definitely a relief that she likes the tub.

we couldn't be more excited that july is here! especially this first week of july. the 4th has definitely become one of my favorite holidays. and having kids makes it ten times more fun. hopefully the rest of the week goes as smoothly as today so that by friday, i'm not ready to call it quits and just go to bed early (ya right). 

but as for today...

we totally survived it!

h a p p y  w e d n e s d a y 

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