Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quick Catch-Up

So I'm finding it nearly impossible to find time to blog with two little girls. In fact, I've thought about hiring a sitter to play with my kids for two hours so I can get some things done. I really don't want to stop doing all these simple things I enjoy (posting here, knitting projects, creating facebook albums, printing photos, writing cards, mailing packages, reading books, doing my Bible study) just because I'm super busy.

But I'm super busy.

Super busy loving on two little girls now instead of one really cute one!

Audrey Louise joined us on December 8th at 12:26 pm. She weighed 8 lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long. I "caught" her! She was born in our home, on a delightfully cold MN day! I am madly in love with her. She is stunningly beautiful, smiles all the time, and loves to eat.

Speaking of eating. Can I just say that breastfeeding, for as natural as it's supposed to be, is not always natural. We faced every imaginable problem in the first month of her life outside the womb. Two visits to the lactation consultant, a trip to the ENT who clipped her frenulum, three visits to the chiropractor for Cranial Sacrem Therapy, many emails to friends and supporters of our breastfeeding mission, multiple phone calls to my midwives and LLL leaders, three antibiotics and one pro-biotic for thrush and two boughts of mastitis, bleeding and cracking you know where, and many tears. Around four weeks of age my darling Audrey and I figured it out. We made it! She is now 7 1/2 weeks old and there is zero pain when we nurse! Praise God!

A note about Greta as a sister! What a riot! She absolutely loves Audrey and has even said her name a few times (in her own language of course!). She holds her hands out all the time to "hold" her sister and loves to give her kisses. She's had a few moments of wanting my attention while I've been busy with Audrey but so far, so good. We've even gotten them to rest in their room together a few times!

Well, that's it for now. I'm sure hoping to be able to write more soon as I find I have so much more to share.