Tuesday, February 17, 2009

an update on us.

Well, Annie turns 1 month old this Saturday. I can't even believe that. It still feels as though she only just arrived. Having said that, I feel so much different as a mother. More confident, lucky, energetic, in love. Every day gets easier, better, more challenging. I feel like this roller coaster will never end. That we will always be moulding our day to our little Annie. And perhaps that is how it will be. For the rest of our lives in fact. And that's alright with me :)

In her short time on this earth Annie has proven to be the best thing that Ben and I have ever done together. She is just the sweetest baby I think I have ever met. Stubborn as all hell and cute when she wants to be, but the most adorable baby none-the-less. I fall more and more in love with her everyday. I wonder does she know that?

As far as eating and sleeping goes, I think we're doing pretty good. I mean, I've never had a baby so I don't have anything to judge her against, but I do know that I don't feel 'really' tired and she doesn't cry that much and she likes eating. We are breast feeding, which is working out well and last night she dropped off about 10pm, woke for a quick feed at 1:30am and again at 6am sleeping through til 10am. Whenever she wakes during the night, she doesn't cry too much and generally has food and drops back off. I figure that's got to be good right??

here are some more pics...because I just can't help sharing her :)

She also absolutely loves her bath time with Ben. It's very cute. The two of them toddle off to the bathroom together and I can hear Ben saying things like 'are you ready to dive in?' and 'your just a little froggy with those legs!'. Sometimes I can't resist and have to head on in there two, just to watch. At the moment, Annie is going through a stage of wanting to dip her own head in the water. She throws her hair back and soaks it good and proper. Of course, we think no baby has ever done anything so clever. We are immensely proud.

As for little old me, I feel 100% better than I did just after the birth. Everyone was right, it does get easier. Today we took a long walk down to the shops and I picked up some milk and bread, got some photos developed and even had time for coffee and french toast. And all with Maggie in tow! I was proud :) For my good times, I now have a little girl who is having trouble dropping off to sleep today. Must be the warm weather. Better go...the sweetness of her tired cry beckons me.


Laura Jane said...

Sounds idyllic....the three of you having an absolute love-in, just the way it should be. She does look like the cutest baby you've ever had (of course)

I'm sending a big hug to you all.

leslie said...

you sound wonderful! i am so, so happy it is all going to well (i just read out the post to shane and he said, "we got a dud baby." good thing she's turning out okay!)

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful Em. So glad you all sound so happy.