Sunday, November 1, 2009

Introducing the Munchkin's Cousin and other Misc Babble

My sister's baby arrived on October 26th! She is just as cute as a button. She arrived 5 days late, just like our little one. She came in weighing 7 lbs, 6 oz (2 oz more then the munchkin) and 20 inches long (munchkin was 20.5). They were so close in size. I am so excited she has finally arrived. My sister and her hubby are so sweet to watch with their little one, I am so happy for them. Here is a pic of the little angel getting her first bath at the hospital.

Here she is with her daddy...

And here she is with her favorite aunt (me)!

They are all at home and doing well. On friday we went over to visit with them. They had her dressed up like a Frog for halloween. She's only 4 days old.

Then we had to get some pics of the little cousins together. It's amazing how much size difference there can be when they are just 6 weeks and 5 days apart! The little munchkin's head is twice as big as her little cousin's. It's hard to believe she was that small too when we brought her home.

It is so awesome that my sister's baby is so close in age to my own. They are going to have so much fun together growing up. It's also great that we live so close to each other. It takes less then 10 minutes to get to their house from ours.

For Halloween we decided to just stay home. We were planning on going to my sister's house, but decided against it. We watched a movie and played with the munchkin. Next year will be much more fun when she is a year old. I figured that at 7 weeks, she didn't really care too much about halloween yet.

I thought I would throw in some cute pics I have taken lately of the little munchkin and her daddy. They love to cuddle.

In the above pic, you can see she is hanging out in her Boppy Lounger. I never would have thought this product would be worth the investment, but she really loves to lay in it. She fell inlove with her cousin's, so we had to get her one of her own. She doesn't like to be laid down anywhere for very long (other then her swing ofcourse), but she will lay in the boppy lounger for up to an hour sometimes. She'll just lay there and look around and sometimes even drift off to sleep for a little bit.

Today we tried out the Bumbo. I didn't think she would be big enough to fit in it yet, but she was. She did pretty good too. Her head is still a little wobbly, but she is getting pretty good at holding it up. Her face here cracks me up... she looks so serious.

Things have been really great the last few days. She still will mostly only sleep in her swing, but today she took a 3 hour nap in my lap and I loved every minute of it! I haven't been able to get her to sleep for very long anywhere other then the swing and it has actually been kinda sad for me. I was so happy to be able to snuggle up on the couch with her for so long today.

She has been in a really good mood the past few days too. She had been going through a phase where she would get extremely crabby in the evening for an hour or two, not every day, but maybe every other day. I was pretty sure it was because she wasn't getting enough naps in during the day. She was fighting sleep alot and we would have to coax her into taking her naps. But sometimes she would still be really fussy even if she had plenty of sleep. It was always about the same time. I had read alot about some people calling this the witching hour, so I just chalked it up to that. So it's been great the past few days, without the "witching hour" episodes.

Breastfeeding is going great and I am so glad to have made it through the worst of it. I still have problems with leaking milk all over the place sometimes when she nurses, but I am hoping that will subside over time. I still get extremely full and feel uncomfortable, but definitely not as bad as it was at first. I am just thankful that all of our latching issues are resolved and that there is plenty of milk to keep her full and happy. Although, like today when I spray milk all over her face because it is coming out so fast and she has pulled away, I wonder when it will get better. There is no way I would nurse out in public any time soon... not until this problem works itself out.

So there's a little update on how things have been going around here. Nothing going on with the sale of our house yet.. we've only had 2 showings! I am not too surprised though, this could definitely take a while. I hope everyone had a great halloween! I love seeing everyone's costumes.


Molly Lou Gifts said...

She is just so adorable. I love those faces...the one in the Bumbo and the one with the cousin make me laugh. Congratulations on the newest addition...I'm sure you will love being an aunt.

Anrazel said...

Yay for an update! I really just need to come and see you guys. The pictures are so good! She is getting so big so fast. You can really tell up against her cousin too.
I'm glad things are going so well! Hope to see you soon!

Little T said...

She looks so big in the Bumbo!

CAKE. by Sarah Jane said...

Oooooooooh Bumbo! That was our favorite! I'm so glad you tried it! She looks so cute in it!

Gina said...

I can't believe how much she's changed! She still looks so much like Joe...I love it! I can't wait for the next few months to go by so that we can spend a little more time with her (and you guys) once she can be around Logan! :)

Badass Geek said...

That last picture cracked me up, too. So awesome.

Susannah said...

Congrats on the niece! Munchkin is looking precious! I love the bumbo pic! I'm sorry the breastfeeding has been a problem, but you sound like you have a great attitude and you know what to do! :D