Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I'm sorry that I don't have any new photos of Natalie to'll just have to come visit her! Actually, I have been taking a lot of pictures. The problem is that I have been taking too many pictures in the last few years, and my computer is overloaded. I need to delete and do a full backup before I can download any more new photos onto my computer. I promise to post some soon.

For now, I wanted to post this photo of my two older girls skiing with their Daddy. (I have not been able to ski with them this year because we were expecting Natalie.) They really enjoy skiing and are doing well on the slopes. Hubby started a tradition of getting donuts whenever we take a trip skiing, we really wanted them to enjoy skiing so we have tried to make it fun for them. We never push them to stay on the slopes longer than they want to. It has been a fun family activity for us so far. I love how they completely wear themselves out on the slopes! See photos for evidence of what happens on the trip home!09feb035-1

Natalie is doing very well and growing fast. She is very sweet. I think I am enjoying her the most out of all my babies. I think it is because she is a content baby, I have older girls to help me, and I am more confident in my abilities as a mother. It is so fun to have three girls!

Monday, March 09, 2009

One Month Old

Sweet baby is now one month old.  She went eight hours between feedings last night, so I think she knows her momma needs her sleep!  I took her to the doctor today and found out that she weighs 8 pounds, 13 ounces.  I can't believe how fast she is growing!  She has gained back her birth weight plus more than an extra pound.  It is good to know that she is doing so well despite having RSV at 11 days old.  She also smiled and laughed at me today.  I know it's a bit early for this behavior...but I want to believe it happened anyway!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Back to the Routine...

Little Natalie is doing very well. She seems to be recovered from RSV. I have not heard her cough in the last two days, and she is breathing very well. We are still waiting for her oxygen levels to be tested to see if we can take her off the oxygen. I think there has been a miscommunication between the doctor's office and the oxygen company, so we wait.

We have tried to get back into a routine this week. We have resumed schooling and daily chores as best we can. It has been a bit difficult as it takes some adjustment to our schedule. I used to be able to finish school with Cayleigh before lunch, but that has not happened this week. I know that it will take some time to rework our schedule and create a new routine, but I am impatient! Thankfully, Natalie has been sleeping well. She usually has a long stretch of four to six hours between feedings at night which has allowed me to get some good sleep. She doesn't cry much and she seems to be a very content far. She might start crying more when we move her into her crib at night. I was not comfortable with her sleeping by herself in another room when she was sick, so she has been sleeping in our room.

We are all already completely in love with little Natalie. We are enjoying her so much, and are very thankful that God has sent her into our family. We are also grateful for our friends and church family. So many have gone out of their way to help us in the last few weeks. Thank you to all who have helped us with meals, cleaning, watching the girls, and most of all, thank you for your prayers.