Here are some recent pics of Kylianne.
The kids LOVE LOVE LOVE her.
Brooke says about 50 times a day, “You’re such a cutie little BAAAAAAABY! HIIIIIIIIIII!” When she says “baby” the upward inflection of her voice goes up about 2 ½ octaves – about 2 C’s above middle C – very literally!
She also says, “Cutchie Cutchie COOO!” as she does a rather bizarre imitation of someone tickling the underchin of a baby to her sister.
So far she only wakes up usually about once a night – but when she wakes up it usually takes me about 45 min at least to make sure she gets a full feeding – it definitely takes discipline!
I have found with this baby, I am enjoying the newborn stage the most I ever have.
I think it helps that I have two kids willing to just jump at the chance to give me a diaper and wipes, or to find a burping cloth or a hat.
Or if I need help keeping Kyli awake, Brooke and Tyler are THRILLED!
Actualy having my mom around for a few days helped immensely.
Also it has helped that its not my FIRST baby with all that anxiety, AND it helps that we are not in the middle of moving – like last time,
AND it helps that I have recovered much quicker this time. I am not 100% yet, but I feel much better when I compare recovery times.
So I feel like I am savoring the cute newborn moments THAT much more. Moments I think I took for granted before waiting for a SMILE or recognition that the baby knows who I am. This time I am just LOVING the sweet innocence that only little newborns have!