-Emily is an amazing little one! She is very laid back and very adaptable to her surroundings. She eats, sleeps, and stays awake for short increments of time every day. She sleeps anywhere from 3.5-4.5 hours at night and enjoys her naps so far during the day. She seems like she may be a little girly-girl...she HATES to have a dirty diaper, has the sweetest little scream when she needs a diaper change or is tired, makes super sweet faces and is very lovey. I realize we are still in the "honeymoon" newborn stage, but so far so good!
-Both girls have been to the doctor because they are sharing the same kind of cold...sneezes, lots of yucky noses, and congestion. Hopefully we are at the end of this sicky cycle.
-Brad is enjoying a fantastic rotation where he gets to study a majority of his day for his Step 3 test next month. This has been a great transition for our family. No weekend work and early evenings makes for a happy mommy!
-I am feeling fabulous! Recovery from Emily's birth has been better by leaps and bounds than from Caroline's birth. The C-section was hard, but not nearly as awful recovery. I still feel a little bit sore in my belly but was up and at 'em a few days after we got home. I go back to the doctor the first week of April for my 6 week check up and then my plan is to GET MOVING for real and shed these baby pounds!
-We are going on several Easter Egg hunts in the next few weeks. I can't wait to see how Caroline does. We are going to practice here a few times before so she'll get the concept.:)
-I have Caroline on a waiting list (2nd on the list) for a 2 day a week Mother's Morning Out/Preschool for the fall. It starts in August and goes through out the school year. It's from 8:30-12:30 and will give me a chance to spend some time with just Emily and will also give her some time with other kids every week. We hope this works out and get a phone call saying she's in.
-We are getting our plans ready to come to Georgia on April 19th for a week of fun with family and to celebrate with some of our best friends as they tie the knot. Justin and Maggie are getting married in Milledgeville on the 24th and Brad is in the wedding. We can't wait to see everyone.
-This has been our first week without the grandparents around to help out . We had a tremendous time with them here in Arkansas the past 3 weeks and cherished every second that we got to spend with them. Caroline and I were spoiled by them the whole time they were here. Caroline had so many fun trips- shopping, eating out, her first trip to Chuck E. Cheese...to just name a few. She was able to play outside every single day and enjoy the beautiful weather. Thank you grandparents...I don't think we would be thriving today if it weren't for you and your help.
-I have taken a picture of Emily each week that goes by and thought I would email one out to family each week but that hasn't happened yet...so here is the recap from the past 3 weeks.
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Dear Nana, thank you for taking me shopping and playing with me outside. I'm glad we had a picnic outside and that you helped me find my shadow.
Dear Papa Ron, thank you for playing with me and taking me on my first trip to the zoo. I loved seeing the animals. I also loved eating Japanese food with you.
Dear Nik Nik, thank you for taking our pictures. You always do such a good job. We loved playing with you every day. Emily had so much fun shopping at Kohl's with you too.
Caroline and Emily
Dear Grandpa, thank you for staying at my house with me. I loved talking with you and learning new words. I liked beating on the drum and have been practicing saying " ba ba ba". I love wrestling with you the most.
Dear Grammie, thank you for spending your spring break with me. I loved spending time with you at the park and especially had fun at the cupcake shop. Thank you for sharing your yummy cupcake with me.