Morgan Kate, Kathy, Loitton, Trenholm
On Sunday, our Caroline turned four weeks old! It's hard to believe that we've had her now for four weeks. It seemed like it would be forever until we got to hold her when I was pregnant and now four weeks have passed since she's been born. The last four weeks have been indescribable- filled with different emotions, exhaustion, and pure joy and delight! One thing is for sure- Caroline is a blessing, on loan from God for us to raise, and we are very blessed to have her! As a new mommy I've learned so much in the last four weeks then I have probably my whole life.
Some things I have learned in the last four weeks-
-Unconditional Love- this is hard to understand until you experience parenthood
-Patience- I would like to say that I'll have as much patience as my mother- this could be my lifelong goal- thanks mom for always having so much patience especially with four girls and two being a set of twins
-Perspective-my total outlook on life has changed, life is so very precious and every second counts (even though I sometimes dread middle of the night feedings I am thankful that I get the opportunity to have to feed something so very precious even if its in the middle of the night and I'm so exhausted that I can hardly put one foot in front of the other)- and at the same time I'm reminded of Darius Rucker's song "It Won't Be Like This For Long" and I know that I'll never get these little moments back with Caroline when she's older.
Caroline also has a few likes and dislikes:
-to be held
-she likes to swing even if its for only 10 minutes (she doesn't want to do more than this)
-to sit in her bouncey seat
-Pacis- she's just learned how to really suck on these tricky things and now she doesn't want
to be without it
-eating- she loves to eat- her nursing times vary from every two hours to every four- hopefully
she's starting to figure things out and will be on a Caroline schedule in the next few weeks
-Daddy talks- Caroline loves when her daddy talks to her- she just looks at him and takes it all
-Story Time- she likes being read to!
- Being Rocked- This really seems to calm her down and helps her get to sleep
-Sleeping- This girl loves to sleep
-Visitors- she likes to be the center of attention
-Lying on her tummy or her side- these are two of her favorite sleeping positions
-Laughing- She laughs even in her sleep
-Music- since her daddy sang to her in the womb she's loved music ever since- he's hoping
she'll have a singing voice just like him
-Car seat- believe it or not she likes sitting in this thing
-Humming- if music is playing she makes this noise as if she's humming right along
-Noise- she loves noise of any kind no matter if its loud or soft
-Bath Time- she's just now starting to enjoy these times
What Caroline Dislikes:
-Lying on her Back- she'd rather be on her belly but during the nighttime when we're all
sleeping she has to sleep in this undesirable position (I don't much blame her- I'm a belly
sleeper too, and when I was pregnant I terribly missed sleeping on my belly)
-Hands being Swaddled- no matter how tight we make her swaddle she always finds a way
to get her hands free
-Temperature checked- she hates this
Latest pics of our baby girl!
I'm going to be a finger sucker before long-
Caroline- 4 weeks old!
A visit from the Broadwells-
Jeffrey, Cortney, and Sarah Ann
Caroline- 27 days old!
Uncle Randy Kisses! 4 weeks old!
I'm a happy girl! 29 days old!
I love bath time! 29 days old