Our Family

Our Family

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


So, Karaline has blessed our home for the past two weeks. I think we have settled in nicely, and even though you hear everyone say this...I cannot imagine our life without her. She is a great baby. She is content most of the time and usually only fusses when she's hungry or being changed.

Our biggest challenge to date is that I DO NOT want to put her down. I like to sleep with her on my chest. I've tried the bassinet several times but I always end up picking her up. It's probably more of my problem than her's. I want her with me at allllll times.

On Monday we took Karaline to the pediatrician. She weighed eight lbs, three oz. She is a healthy girl. While I was waiting to be called back, another mother and her husband, toddler, mother-in-law and baby were waiting, too. The mom asked me how old Karaline was and I told her two weeks. I asked how old her little one was and she said, "He was born last night." Of course this caught me by surprise and I can only imagine the look on my face...I said, "So, how'd you come home so quickly?" DUH...she had a home birth, but I could not wrap my head around it. I feel that I had a fairly easy delivery and all, but I cannot imagine coming home the very next day. In fact, I kept telling Joey that I'd love to stay at the hospital. Our nurses were wonderful and we had room service...HA...you can't ask for more.

We also took our family pictures on Monday. I can't wait to see them. It's the first time Joey or I have had real, professional pictures taken. Karaline was quite the trooper, too.

This week, we've had lots of visitors each day, too. On Sunday, my mom, sister, and nephew came down for a few hours. Nikki came down on Monday and stayed the night. It was a quick but great visit...I miss her soooo much. Tuesday, Sam came over and then my friend Janine came with her three kids, too. It is so sweet to watch the little ones with my little one. Today, my friend Meg brought her two boys over, too; and now, my friend Jenny is coming. We are beyond blessed with friends and family who share in our excitement over Karaline. I tell her everyday how much she is loved by so many.

Well, I wish you all a wonderful, HAPPY THANKSGIVING. I know this year Thanksgiving has a much greater meaning for us. We have always had much to be thankful for, but this year is definitely the greatest Thanksgiving to date.

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