Thursday, May 3, 2012

Blessed Mommy

 My baby just turned one week old a few minutes ago.  It is unreal how quickly these first days and months go by.  I should be used to it, but I still can't believe it was a week ago already that we first laid eyes on our Anne.
She is such a sweet baby, so good. I'm always hesitant to deem my babies "good" because they change so much in the beginning and sometimes the baby that doesn't make a peep the first couple of days will become colicky and demanding.  Anne is very laid back and calm, she is beyond good.
I have to wake her to eat, she is a quiet sleeper.  She is a great nurser and loves her paci.
It's been an unexpected treat for me that she is small enough for newborn diapers, we had to go buy some.  My last three babies came home from the hospital wearing size ones.
She keeps a great schedule all by herself.  I'm tired from 3 feedings a night, but I know it could be so much worse.  Once I lay her down she goes right to sleep, I'm not up and down trying to soothe her back to sleep with seven different methods.
Sometimes it's so hard to pry my eyelids open and get my feet on the floor when it's time to feed her, then I see her beautiful face and it's like opening the best gift ever all over again.
We think she favors Jenna mostly, although we see little bits of all of our children.  It's hard to tell because Jenna weighed almost two pounds more than Anne.  She is her own little self.
I took pictures of her instead of a shower today, I figured 10 years from now I'll be glad I took the pictures instead of the shower, I'm already glad I skipped the shower!
The kids are all home for Joe's long weekend off.  It's nice having everyone here and being a family of seven.  I'm ready to bring our old life and our new life together, it's going to be bumpy at times, but we'll figure it out.
I turned 30 yesterday!  What a blessed mommy am I, so overwhelmingly blessed.  I am humbled to live this life. 
It was a great day, my Mom made it special, as always, with a birthday meal and a cake she made with the kids.  They all worked doing chores for her to earn money and she took them shopping to buy me gifts.
Psalm 116:12
How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?


Nate and Erin said...

Ok, you have to stop posting all the cute pictures because you're giving me baby fever....and I already have a baby! So glad she's being good for you! Love you all and Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Precious pictures!!! Thanks for sharing and happy birthday. I pray i get to some day experience the joys of motherhood. The Lord has truly BLESSED you!!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Yesterday was my birthday as well! What a great day! The pictures are adorable!

Eleana said...

I love how happy you look surrounded by your family. Happy Birthday Miranda!

Miranda said...

I pray you do as well. I have a little prayer list of women I pray for, that they will become mothers, I'll add you to it!

Miranda said...

Thank you! Happy birthday hope it was a great one!!!

Miranda said...

Thank you Eleana!!

Sweats, Nikes, and No Make-up said...

I love the picture of all 7 of you! Your birthday was especially blessed this year!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I would appriciate that! I have gotten pregnant a few times, but sadly I have lost my children. I know I will see them one day, but I would love an angel to hold here on earth.

Miranda said...

I am so sorry, I can't imagine your pain. I will definitely be praying that God will answer your mother's heart. {{HUGS}} and thanks for sharing!

Miranda L. said...

First off...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Beautiful pictures of Anne also, and the one of you surrounded by your family is so awesome! You look so happy! Wishing many more blessings in the coming year!!

BARBIE said...

Anne is beautiful. Who would want to shower when they can capture such beauty? Happy belated birthday. You are a blessed woman.