Saturday, March 28, 2009

Six Weeks Today

Lily and her "freighbors" (neighbor friends)
My little dude


Sleeping beauties



Devin is 6 weeks old today, and I do declare that I am finally exiting the fog. (I think).




It's amazing how quickly my days fly by, but if someone were to ask me exactly what I DID that day? Hmmm....




It would go something like this:




Fed him, burped him, changed him, held him, rocked him, swung him, swayed him, soothed him, AH - he's asleep. (repeat)




Now, it would be lovely if I could catch a quick nap while he slept but there is a sweet 4 year old who needs me. Lily is doing great as a big sister, but she is quick to tell me when I'm not paying enough attention to her. So, while Dev sleeps we keep busy together. Her new favorite thing is Dora Scrabble, and luckily, I find it enjoyable as well. We also spend hours coloring beautiful masterpieces which are hung all over our house. (the fridge is full).




I am now showering AND changing out of my pj's daily. This is big news! I don't have much computer time, and when I do get here I feel like my brain is mush...putting meaningful sentences together takes a lot of energy.




-Devin is doing really, really well. It was a rough start. But the formula we have him on now seems to be working wonders and now he'll cry in 10 minute intervals rather than hours on end. He seems to be much more comfortable in his own skin, and that makes this momma very happy! We've seen him smile several times, and it is the cutest thing ever! SO much cuter than his perma-scowl. I'm guessing he's at least 12 pounds, as he is outgrowing his 0 to 3 month clothing and fits pretty nicely into 3 to 6 month...yeah, biiiiig boy. He loves his swing, and is starting to like his bouncy seat too. We've introduced him to "Baby Mozart" and "Praise Baby" videos, and he'll actually watch those for a bit now too.




-Lily is fabulous. She loves her brother and is a big help to Jay and I. She seems so much older now - it's freaky. When I read to her, she is now pointing out all of the punctuation marks. "Mom, that is a period. It means the sentence is ending. And that's a comma. You need to pause and take a breath. And when the sentence is a mystery, it ends with a question mark. Did you know that, momma?" She still has issues with her speech - certain letters that she has trouble pronouncing. But now she is AWARE of it. She said to me the other day "Mom, I can't say the "Tay" (K) sound unless it is followed by an "L" like in dance C-L-ass. I think that is just so intewesting!"




So, she is growing, learning, and maturing...but is still just a funny, happy-go-lucky little girl. We have enjoyed getting outside on the days when it's been warmer, but are ready for spring weather to get here and STAY so we can spend most of our time outside with friends havin' some real fun.




That's all for now.

24 comments:

Kathy and Joel said...

So wonderful to get an update from you and to see how your family is doing. Devin is absolutely adorable! His features are so beautiful, but I'm sure you have already noticed this. It's so nice to read that Lily is adjusting well to her new brother.
Again, it is SOOOOO good to see your family so full of love.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy 6 weeks..
Doesn't seem like that long ago...
Glad all is well.
Thanks for the update..
Big Hugs..

holly m. said...

Hey Nikki!

Good to hear from you and that things are going well!:) The pictures are beautiful, as usual. Devin is Gorgeous. I still think he has beautiful eyes and lashes!
Take care, Nikki and as always, have FUN!:) I'm just so very happy for you!

Jodee Leader said...

Sounds like things are going great! Cute pictures!

LaLa said...

Oh, so happy things are going well. He is sooo handsome and I am so glad Lily is adjusting to being a big sis. So sweet : )

Steffie B. said...

Love you girl...and I so remember the "fog" state with Daniel....and it took me a lot longer than 6 weeks.....lol....more like 2 years.....I'm so anxious....I can't sleep....praying that this week flies by.....

Love and hugs....
Steffie

redmaryjanes said...

He is a very handsome boy! I am so happy for you!

Kayce said...

Glad all is going well and you guys are enjoying life!

kerri said...

Look how much Devin has grown!!
I knew Lily was going to be an awesome big sister!
Glad to hear the fog is lifting and your able to get out of your P.J.'s, your doing awesome Mom!;)
I still have my days when I can hardly get a shower in before Jill has gotten into something, today being one of them, LOL.
Your family is beautiful and blessed. ;)

~Amy~ said...

So good to hear from you! You have two AMAZING children! :) Love and miss you!

ps- We MUST "meet" this summer! ;)

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh Nikki!

He is just adorable! I am SO happy for you!! And Lily is just growing so fast! I bet she is the best big sister!!

Love ya,
M

Gee Gee said...

Wow, time is aflyin' and I can't wait to meet your little son and play with Lily... I'm glad the latest formula is working for him and you're less stressed out. That's very, very good news!!!

Jonni said...

Happy 6 weeks Devin! Nikki, I am so glad to hear you are doing okay. You have so much going on and I can imagine how crazy things must seem right now. Glad to know there is a light at the end of the feeding tunnel. The images you took are gorgeous. Such sweethearts you have.

Hugs,
Jonni

PIPO said...

My hat is off to you, mama. It's quite a fog of days early on but, as you look at that sweetness, it is so worth it.

Thinking of you!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Happy 6 weeks!!! Yep..I remember showering and getting dressed each morning was a big turn in the road! God has blessed you my friend....truly blessed you.

3 Peanuts said...

he is as cute as can possible be!!!!! I am glad you are coming out of the 6 week fog:0

Kim

Kristi said...

Devin is so precious and adorable! Those early months are challenging so hang in there. I know Ms. Lily is the best big sis! Happy Easter to you all and happy Spring as well. Hopefully nice weather is just around the bend and you guys can get out a bit more. Hard to believe another Gotcha day is almost here for our girls! Time flies! Love and hugs sent your way!

Mommy Spice said...

Thanks for the update. Everything sounds wonderful. Has it really been six weeks? (Ending with a question mark... :) Love the pictures!!

PandaMom said...

MORE! MORE! WE WANT MORE!!!!! LOL!; ) We need more info and more pics and just....MORE! Are you busy now or something? JUST JOKING! But...we still want MORE PICS.

kerri said...

Happy Easter Nikki, blessings to you all..

simply t said...

Great update. Devin is such a beautiful little guy!

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