how is it possible that my baby girl is 5 weeks today?
five weeks of sweetness have just blown right past my face.
of course, there are moments when it’s not all sweetness and light.
she’s had a few nights of pure ‘wretchedness’ and a few days of wanting to be held and crying when she’s not.
she’s a newborn, you know?!
she’s still pretty tiny.
i had her at the doctor’s last week and she was up to 8lb. 9oz. which is 2 pounds more than she weighed when we brought her home from the hospital.
i’m happy with that bit of progress considering so much of my days are spent sitting down nursing her….
my motto has become ‘she must increase and i must DECREASE!!’. (i won’t give you any numbers to tell you how THAT progress is going!! let’s just say…slower than i wish.)
we’ve tried to resume a lot of our everyday experiences around here and just fit little Kate into our routines…
we’ve done the library, the grocery, Target, the park, watching the kids in the pool, and of course Sonic…
this weeks big event was the arrival of and introduction to Kate’s Oatney grandparents…
we try to make the memories stay alive with pictures and talking about the experiences we have when we are with them…but, it’s just flat out h.a.r.d.
i don’t think i ever penned it down here that little Kate is named after me….
my middle name is Katherine, and so i was happy for my mom and dad to meet my namesake.
the older i get, the more i adore namesakes.
hence little Brent and Grandpa Brent.
this business of a newborn in the middle of a hot summer has been…interesting.
i am sooo thankful i’m not pregnant in the midst of all this heat and humidity!
we just got this pool for the kids and while they are all mostly ok alone in it, i don’t quite just trust to send them out alone, so….i either have to be there in it with them or somewhere where i can see well…so…i’ve been able to capture some great moments whilst i sit poolside with little Kate-babe…
the two oldest kiddos have been going to VBS this week and tonite is the last night for that.
how can tomorrow be Friday already?
i’m looking forward to a weekend of my husband home from work, and little planned.
it’s a scorcher out there…
y’all stay cool!