Family of 4!

Family of 4!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

2 Months of Brecken

yep, just when I think I have it figured out chaos breaks still playing catch up...Despite being adorable, 2 months brought along its challenges.  Our sweet baby, if awake, was pretty much screaming...constantly.  It was hard and exhausting.  I cut dairy from my diet in an attempt to see if that was the problem.  It seemed to help a little (or looking back I think it was wishful thinking) At any rate we made it through, and today is much brighter.  At the end of the month, I would be going back to work and was pretty much dreading it.  The transition went well and we got into our grove, but those early morning wake ups for the drive to Topeka were TOUGH when you had been up during the night already.  But, life is full of choices, and we made out choice to live here vs closer to Topeka so I will stop my complaining :)

So her is 2 months in photos....
Our 1st bottle, I though she may give us a run for our money on the bottle, however, to took to it like a pro

Big sis getting in on the babywearing too! 

morning stroll

oh those lashes

June 22, 2013 Brecken was baptized at St Patricks
an under the weather sister :(

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Month 1 | Brecken

Pregnancy was great.  Labor and delivery, amazing.  Learning the ropes with two...tough!  That would explain why she is now 4 months old and I just realized I never did monthly posts for her.  So, in recap.

The transition to two has had its moments. I forgot just how nice it is to have a toddler that always sleeps all night long.  Getting up every few hours took some getting use to again.  Fortunately, Brecken was more than happy to eat and go right back to sleep.  Momma had just forgotten how long it takes to nurse a newborn and keep them awake for a full feeding.  But I wouldn't change it for the world.  I am so very thankful that I am able to nurse our girls.  I feel like it is one of the greatest gifts I can give them and maybe a little selfishly myself too.  I adore those moments that we get to spend just us.  Here is a not-so-brief photo recap of Month 1! And a couple of big sis because she is so darn cute too!

 "Momma, I want to wear my baby too!"

 My heart may just burst!

 Snuggles with Great Grandma Hanke
 We had a TOUGH go towards the end of the month, this was a pretty common face...
 and about the only way she wasn't screaming...
 and she sleeps...after a chiropractic appointment and mommy deciding to swear off dairy, she is a happy baby!
 is this my glimpse of life with 3? "Stripes Baby" is in the bassinet 

 Where is this tiny baby now?

 She was NOT going to have it and I was NOT going to push it...