Monday, March 15, 2010

My Angel

We blessed Maren today. She is three months old on the dot! And she's been the perfect baby. I feel SO incredibly blessed to be her mother. I thought my other kids were good babies....and they were...but Maren is positively angelic! She is now sleeping from about 9 PM to 7 AM every night. Yes....it's true and YES, I'm still nursing her. NO formula supplements or anything! We've been swaddling her in a Kiddopatamous and I think that helps a lot. I think it also helps that I'm on the no dairy diet as well. Her little tummy doesn't hurt all the time like Kelley's and Tyler's probably did! And I think the Lord probably knew that I needed a break on this one ;)

She is just sweet as anything you've ever met. She loves to sit and smile and talk to me, but she's also content to sit in her bouncer while I'm doing lunch or such. I do have a wrap carrier that I can hold her in if she gets too fussy and I've got stuff to do. The only thing I'm struggling a little with is daytime naps. She often won't nap well unless I'm holding her in the carrier. While that has been fine up to this point I eventually want to get her on a good daytime nap schedule. My dilemma is that I don't really want to swaddle her during the day in fear of messing up her nights. But I think she doesn't nap because she's so used to being wrapped up to sleep. So I've tried to swaddle her in a different blanket a little more loosely and that seems to be helping a little.

Our sweet little Mare-bears. This is the same dress we blessed Kelley in. I seriously contemplated cutting off the "doily". I was a little afraid it made her look a bit like Mary Queen of Scotts. But we decided just to leave it on after all. I think it looks a little better now than when we tried it on a month ago.

Cousins Remington and Boston and brother Tyler in their suits. What a handsome crew!

A picture from the other night.

Love this girl. I love it that she always has her hand up to her face. In her ultrasound it was up right next to her cheek too. You can see that pic HERE. Even though she's not doing it here, she will often point her finger up too, just like in the ultrasound.

Just in case you were wondering about the reason we didn't bless her in February as planned...

That morning I bent over to put on my snow boot and tweaked my back. I couldn't move off of the floor for the next three hours that morning. I finally was able to drag myself to the bathroom with my arms, mostly because I had strong motivation to do so. But I couldn't stand up at all until several hours and a blessing later that afternoon. Joey was able to carry me out to the car so we could get to New Harmony for the Superbowl party and by the end of the night I could walk with help. It was the craziest thing I've experienced in a long time. The doctor said it had something to do with pregnancy hormones still hanging around in my body, but those should be gone now. So hopefully no more invalid Kristy!

6 comments:

Jaclyn said...

She is so beautiful. I hope yesterday was perfect. I'm sorry about your back, I hope it better now.

Rae said...

What a beautiful baby she is! I'm glad your back is better.

Anna said...

What a beautiful baby she is! And such a blessing that she is sleeping through the nights. I wouldn't worry too much about days and nights getting mixed up at this point, it's lighter and noisier during the day, and you can always unswaddle her after an hour or 2. Thanks for sharing about your kids with us.

Sherrie said...

So adorable! Great pictures. Glad your feeling better now.

Burt Fam said...

Adorable AND a good sleeper...you really did luck out!

chrissy said...

dang, sorry to hear about your back! that's weird, and it must've been miserable! congrats on the blessing, she's a doll :)