Sunday, May 20, 2012

Our girl

It just occurred to me that I could blog!  I've been M.I.A and it hasn't totally been because of the new baby.  My dear old dell computer won't download the new internet explorer and that's the one blogger is using now.  Anyway, I have Zack's mac this afternoon, so here we go!

We have a little girl now!  Today she is one month old.  We did not find out what we were having and with all the boys in our family, to say we were shocked is an understatement.  Julia Evelyn Rose was born at 3:26 pm on April 20th.  She weighed 7 lbs, 9 oz and at 21 in long,  is my longest baby yet.  I think I'm still processing that we had a girl.  I would have been completely happy with another boy.  I think I felt, "Well, now what do I do??"  Buy bows, right??:)

How are we adjusting?  Well, going from 2-3 has been hard for me, but partly because of everything else going on in our life right now.  Julia is somewhat sensitive (the boys overwhelm her, which is understandable:) and fussy, like Conner and looks exactly like him.  She hates her carseat and won't take a passie, BUT she sleeps very well at night.  At 3 wks, she was already going 3-4 hrs at night between feedings, which I'm sure is normal, but compared to my boys is absolutely amazing.  I'll take some daytime fussiness for all that sleep I'm getting at night!  I'm feeling great.  My recovery has been quick and easy.  So grateful.

At this point, the boys don't pay that much attention to her.  I guess I was expecting Conner to be more into her, but I think her birth was anti-climatic for him.  We waited and waited for this baby for 9 months and then when she came out she didn't do anything by cry, sleep and eat.  They both desperately want her to notice them.  I'm hoping when she gets a little they'll enjoy her more, but then again, they are boys, so maybe not:)  Conner told me shortly after she was born, "Babies are boring.  I don't get to ride my bike much anymore."

She's growing well and starting to be more alert.  I'd say Zack and I both feel like we are really enjoying this little girl.  Maybe we feel more competent as parents...more relaxed.  It has been an adjustment, but it's been fun.  We have felt so much love and support by all our family and friends.  The generosity of those around us has been such a wonderful blessing.

I was going to post pictures, but they are all on my computer.  The boys rest time is over, so uninterrupted computer is over, too.

I'll post more about our up coming fun and crazy summer.