Thursday, February 24, 2011

Look Alikes

So do you think Lydia has her own look or does she look like...


...or Ruthie?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Can I Hold Her?

That is definitely the question we hear the most from Noa. A typical firstborn, she has to be the caretaker of everyone and now Lydie is added to the list. She really does a good job holding her too!

Here's an attempt to get the three girls together, since I realized they were sort of matching that day (by accident). This was the best picture we got, so you can imagine how the other ones look - mostly Babers' fault. But aren't they sweet?

I love to snuggle with my girlfriend too. Bliss.

Seriously... who wouldn't want one of these? Or another one of these if you already have some? They are the most precious gifts the Father could have thought to give us and I am forever in love.

Can't Think of a Title

I'm trying to feed Lydia while typing this and just as I started to type (literally the same moment) I heard Noa start talking to herself (supposed to be napping), threatening my hour of free time. Ugh! Can you see why I can't think of a title? I feel totally scattered most days!! I swear it is not my fault!

I realized I haven't really blogged about how adding another one to the mix has been going. Actually, there are definitely some crazy moments, but all-in-all it has been pretty smooth. Lydia is still in the stage where she sleeps almost the entire day. She usually wakes up once in the morning and again around 7p.m., which is the worst part of the whole deal. By the time we get the other 2 to bed, we're just ready for a break, and that is exactly when Lydia ramps it up. So she's usually fussy from about 7 to 11, sometimes 12, but then she is really good at sleeping for sometimes up to 5 hours at night, then returns to sleeping a lot after eating. It hasn't been bad at night. But the evenings... hmmm.. well, that's sometimes hard to gear up for. Russ has been a great help - usually staying up with her to let me go to bed earlier. But, this too shall pass. This season is usually pretty short. And she is absolutely precious.

I have been feeling a bit better this week, but the whole recovery has been a slow-go, as I thought it would be. Annoying. Everything was fine at my 2 week check-up, and I go for my 6 week check up in a few weeks. So, all is well. Just hard to do everything I need to do and feel run-down at the same time.

O.k. Noa definitely needs a talking to. I would cherish a nap right now, but evidently she doesn't feel the same way... I'll leave it at that. I'll upload some pictures later. I have no idea why this thing started to use italics 1/2 way through. In my younger years it would've really bothered me, but I'm to scattered to care anymore. At least I'm posting something! :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What We've Been up to Lately

NOT MUCH!!!! And actually a whole lot all at the same time.
We've been going a little stir crazy at the house lately...

I'm actually surprised the floor isn't covered in toy and all kinds of other junk. How did we manage that?
Here's the face Noa gives us when we ask her to smile. Weirdo!
She does have a beautiful smile, but unfortunately we rarely catch it on camera.
"Hi. My name is Ruthie. I'm the messiest kid in the world."
Here's a little impromptu photo shoot Russ took of Lydia. Kind of a stupid outfit, but cute none-the-less.

And my favorite shot of all - Sweet sisters!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lots of Pics!!

Here's the girls 2 nights before their new sister came. They love their guitar jammies!

And here they are meeting Lydia for the first time.

More visitors...

And just because they're so darn cute, here's a few pictures of Chicks & Babers. Ruthie loves to wear any hats, purses, bracelets, etc...
I told Noa to smile and show her teeth and this is all I got. She still has remnants of candy all over her face too. Lovely!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bella Baby Photos

As always, they send a photographer in to take a bunch of baby pics. How could you not get sucked into buying every one of them? Here's the info for Lydia's gallery. It will only be up until 2/12/11, so take a peak! :)
password: lydiakate128