The pineapple of my eye.
Isn’t this hat a hoot? Tutorial found here.
Natalie’s getting a lot of nicknames around here. Reid insists on calling her Baby Hannah. We had a good friend whose baby was named Hannah; and to Reid, all baby girls must be named so.
It’s been a week and things are well.
It’s hard to believe these were taken in the hospital just a few days ago.
I have been loving taking things slow and plan on continuing to do so for a while.
With each child I savor this quiet time more and more.
Their little newborn grunts.
Their bowed legs.
The funny faces they make.
How blissful it is to have them snuggle right up on your chest to take a nap.
Natalie is our smallest baby but our heartiest.
She came quickly…just shy of two hours after we checked into the hospital after midnight.
All 5 lbs. 13 ounces, and 19 inches long of her.
I gained (a lot) more weight with this pregnancy than the others so I was expecting her to be much chubbier. But no…tall and skinny. Just like her dad, who she is taking after quite a lot.
She came home in this Easy Baby Skirt which still kind of drowns her.
They fit her perfectly…now if she would just keep them on. As cute as they are, we have to stick with the socks they gave her in the hospital because they are the only things that stay on this wiggly girl.
Her skin is fair, her hair is light on top and dark in the back…her eyes are looking blue for now.
Even being so small, she nurses like a champ. She maintains her body temperature and blood sugar just great and we have no Bilirubin issues at all…she’s a fighter.
This was my attempt at a newborn photo-shoot. She is not one of those pose-able, sleepy infants.
She is as active as she was in the womb, especially when she is un-swaddled and undressed. Did I tell you that she rolled right over to her side when they went to weigh her after she was born?
She has crazy neck control too.
I guess she’s got to be strong with two rough and tumble brothers to keep up with.
And have a good sense of humor. I know babies can’t intentionally smile this early, but I swear this girl does. It brings me back to her ultrasound picture. Maybe this smile wasn’t a fluke?
Whenever she has a full belly and is drifting off to sleep or hears my and or my husband’s voice, she smiles. .
She’s our little ray of sunshine.
One thing’s for certain. We’re sure happy she joined our family.
Thanks for making it to the end of the post! Whew. 🙂
I’ll be back, but it might be a while.
Have a wonderful week.