Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2 weeks old (yesterday)

I can't believe our little Sophie is 2 weeks old!  So many things have happened in the past few weeks.  I just can't believe how crazy fast time has gone by.  When we first brought her home she was a little bit jaundice and had lost about a pound, but she overcame all that all by herself.  When we took her to her newborn appointment at 10 days she had gained all her weight back and was just as chubby and pink as we could have wanted.  The doctor was very impressed!  Way to go Sophie!




Of course we also had Easter mixed in those two weeks somewhere.  Our Easter this year was very low-key.  Shane did a good job helping the Easter Bunny get some baskets ready for the kids.  I think their favorite part was decorating our beautiful Easter Eggs!





Brandon took his decorating very seriously






Lindsay just loved decorating the eggs and was disappointed there weren't more than the 2 dozen we had





Logan loved dunking his eggs.  He took one egg and dunked it in one color, a swift in and out motion, "pretty" he would say then he took the same egg and dunked it in another color repeating, "pretty" again.  He did this over and over.   It was so cute!  I was sorry we didn't get it on video.





Sophie's first bath was a HUGE event in the house.  The kids loved watching and "helping".  The term "too many cooks in the kitchen" was very applicable that night!  They were pretty good all in all though.  And Sophie loved it!  She just relaxed and enjoyed the warm water! She still loves her baths.





Sisters!  All the kids have loved having Sophie around, but I think it's been extra great for Lindsay.  She just loves having a little sister and will hold her all day long if I let her.




I think Logan is still trying to figure out where he fits in our family now since he isn't the baby anymore.  He has never been a hard boy to take care of, but since Sophie has come he has become somewhat of a challenge.  His hardest times seem to be when I am nursing.  I don't like to do it in front of him because it upsets him (he's getting much better now), so he is left to entertain himself most of the time and it usually ends up with things that he shouldn't be playing in... like mommy's make-up.





We have had a lot of fun with our newest addition.  There have been some hard times most definatley (4 really is a lot of kids), but we are grateful for Sophie; none of us could imagine our family with out her.  





9 comments:

Lyndsey said...

The newest addition is beautiful. The kids seems very happy about her. Almost makes me want another one (sometime)...

Anna said...

Wow, what a fun little/big group you have :) I can't believe how much hair Sophie has! Beautiful!

egebs said...

I'm so happy to hear that things are going well. Sophie is so cute.

Melissa said...

Oh, Marie, these are darling pictures! It does not help me in the least to hear you say 4 is a lot. Another "X" in the against column. :)

I so need to snuggle little Sophie! What a doll, I can't get over all her hair!

The Rich Family said...

Oh my goodness! She is so adorable!! But so are all of your kids. I love the pictures of Sophie with her big sister! So precious!

Steph and Zach said...

Such cute kids! Sophie looks different already. Miss you guys!

Corinne said...

She is so cute! I think we've all been there with other children getting into things while we're busy with the baby. (kaedon dumped a whole bottle of this lavender/bath stuff into his tub after Isa was born - it was meant for adults and only a drop or two in the bath at once!) Some day Logan's make-up will make for a good laugh. Hang in there, those first weeks really are a whirlwind. We're thinking of you!

Crazy Beth said...

those pics are so fun! I love the one of Logan and the makeup! He totally looks like he got in a bad fight. I see a lot of your mom in Sophie. She's such a dolly!

The Cox Family said...

Sophie is just so yummy! I LOVE the pic of all the kids watching you give the babe a bath- so sweet. They just don't want to miss a moment with her! :) Good luck girl!!!