Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This is a whole bunch of random baby thoughts so I hope it all makes sense.

As I sit and hold Rebecca I'm just amazed at this little being. The fact that she's here and perfect and all that was required for that too happen. It just amazes me. Then the fact that she's continuing to grow, still nurtured and getting everything she needs from me. Her little tiny, long, toes and her little tiny, long, fingers. Just how beautiful and special she is. I remember feeling this way with both of my other 2 girls as well. Just sitting and wondering at what a miracle they are.

And I just love newborns and babies. They are so small and sweet. Their soft coos, and warm baby cuddles. Absolute innocence and trust. They are just precious.

This time I find that even though she's only 3 weeks old I'm already feeling sad over the loss of her babyhood. I've never experienced this before. With Charity it was just wonder and amazement at each new milestone and accomplishment. I still get amazed at her.

Today we went through her ABC book and she named off all the letters for me. I knew she recognized most of them but we'd never sat and just went through them all before. A few weeks ago I taught her how to write her name, and now she can write it and spell it, and recognize the different letters and their sounds. Her little mind is just thirsting for more and more knowledge and it's amazing to watch.

With my little tiny Danielle (who doesn't seem so little and tiny anymore, lol) sometimes I wonder how on earth she's only 2. She seems to know things beyond her age and comprehend things that are beyond a 2-year olds understanding but at the same time she still seems like my little baby girl to me. Perhaps some of those feelings stem from her size (she is only 22/23 lbs at almost 2 1/2 years old) but I just haven't been prepared or ready for her to hit the same milestones and accomplishments like I was with Charity. I still celebrate them and encourage them but she's growing up way too fast.

And now I've got my newest little one. This time, I don't have to be told to enjoy it before it's over, because I know just how quickly her babyhood will be gone and I want to enjoy every single moment of it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rebecca's 2 week appointment

Rebecca had her two week appointment today and it turns out that she is just growing like a little weed! lol. (or pumpkin!) :)

So, at 2 weeks old she is 21" and 7lbs 3oz. Which means she has grown 2" and gotten back up to her birthweight PLUS an additional 10oz. And 6 of those ounces was in the last week!

At her one-week check-up last Tuesday she was 20" and 6lbs 13oz.

We're beginning to wonder if our smallest baby is gonna end up being our biggest kid, while our biggest baby is our tiny child! lol.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Pumpkins

Laura fell in love with the girls' pumpkin hats while she was here and asked Mom to make her some. So.... on Monday and Tuesday morning, Mom hurried to make some pumpkin hats so we could add a few more to our pumpkin patch!Sorry they're not the best, we hurried to try and take them right before Laura was leaving and Miriam had just woken up and it was cold outside so the kids weren't very cooperative. But still cute pictures!

Here are a couple of pictures of the girls and their cousins with their pumpkin hats on!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rebecca's Blessing

The blessing on Sunday was wonderful. We managed to get up in time and get ready and get there before Sacrament started! Yay! Mom had gotten her dress done and as you'll be able to see it was absolutely gorgeous!

Dennis said he was a lot more nervous this time than with Charity and Danielle because of the lack of time to prepare but he did a wonderful job and the blessing was beautiful. Though, her and I spent most of Sacrament in the Mother's Lounge. It was time to eat when we got to church, lol. They like to do that, don't they?

My Relief Society President had to come look at her after Sacrament to see if dress was really done because she'd come to visit while I was in the hospital and Mom only had a couple of inches of the dress done at that time. Then of course, I had to show off her and the dress to a few friends at church.

Oh, and did I mention she had the hiccups while she was being blessed? LOL! She tends to get the hiccups when she burps and I fed her at the beginning of Sacrament, and then when she burped the hiccups showed up and they decided to not go away until afterwards, you could even hear her little hiccups during the blessing, lol. So funny!

Well, here are some pictures:

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Little Pumpkins

Several months ago I saw these cute pumpkin hats online! And I asked Mom if she could crochet some for the girls. They turned out really cute. Here are some pictures of my little pumpkins:

All 3 girls together.

My favorite pose of Charity's.

Dennis' favorite pose of Charity.

My single picture of Danielle before she ran off! Good thing it turned out cute!

My little baby pumpkin.

Oh, and then I had to add this one, because who needed a pumpkin shirt with a jack-o-lantern face like that? lol. (and yes, I mean Danielle, how cute is that!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blessing Rebecca

This has been a last minute decision since it turns out that Laura is going to be able to come from Arizona so we are blessing Rebecca this Sunday! Crazy I know, she'll only be a little over a week and a half old, and it was her due date! lol. But she hasn't gotten to be here for the others so I thought it would be really nice to be able to have her here for Rebecca's blessing!

I'm very excited. Now we just have to hope that Mom can finish the dress in time! She's crocheting the dress this time and so far it looks gorgeous! But there's not a lot of time to finish it! And there's so much to do to get ready for Sunday, wish us luck! I'll probably have to make Dennis do most of everything since I did just have a baby a week ago, lol.

Did I mention she is just a little darling? Such a sweet baby! Oh, and I'll be posting pics of the girls that I took yesterday in their pumpkin hats soon!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rebecca Marie