Sunday, February 1, 2015

Month 1

This post is less about Tiegan turning 1 month and more about life during her first month of life, because a whole month is more exciting than a 1 day "milestone."  I'm sitting here writing this as I look at my almost 7 week old baby and reflecting on that first month... allllmost tearing up because it's just incredible how fast time as gone.  I know she's still so little but I'm already sad to be past the teeny tiny sleepy newborn, wrinkly hands and feet, mixed up days and nights stage.

For example, the above pic makes me sad because she doesn't fit into that sleeper anymore!

She really is the most popular person in our household.  These two adore her and are always concerned about where she is, what she's doing, why she's crying, etc.

I snuck away with just Tiegan on New Years Eve for her 2 week check up.  She well surpassed birth weight, was much less jaundiced and looked just perfect

Both of my big kids love her so well but Wyatt is sweet on her in a totally precious, he still seems like my baby loving another baby sort of way.  When he talks to her, his voice totally changes and gets softer and high pitched as he says hello to his baby Tiegan, which sounds like baby chicken.
I loved this picture because I laid her there wide awake and she passed out hard a few minutes later.  Wyatt used to do that ALL of the time.

She's still calm as a cucumber during bath time!

This may have been the case with or without the addition of Tiegan, but one thing I've observed this past month is how much closer these two have gotten.  Wyatt's vocabulary is exploding and he and Lainey are communicating so much better, which lends to more conversations during play time.  To watch them share, pretend and play together is so fun.  There's such great opportunity to learn so many of life's lessons about getting along with others with siblings close in age.  I've even been asked if they're twins multiple times when out and about -- usually at Sam's Club, maybe because they sit in the cart right next to each other... or maybe Sam's patrons are just extra conversational, I'm not sure.  

This picture was from our first day on our own here at home.  3 on 1!  That day in particular went really well.  The next night and day didn't so much... and it's been kind of an on/off pattern ever since. I'm learning/remembering that we are going to have good days and hard but good in their own way days.  My attitude makes the biggest difference in which kind of day we are going to have, regardless of who is crying, how many gross diapers I have to change, how many spills or messes I clean up, etc.  We've been working with Lainey on Philippians 2:14 which says "Do everything without complaining or arguing," but really, it's been more of a help and reminder for my own heart.

Lainey and I do a lot of sitting together and feeding our babes.
Wyatt takes care of babies too!

I really love a big pile of kids and I really love babies in footie pjs so basically, this picture is my dream come true.

I wouldn't go so far as to say Tiegan hates the car seat buuut she doesn't love it.  On this particular day someone at Kohl's called her a "he" ... while wearing pink.  She doesn't look to pleased.

This was one of the first days I put Tiegan in real clothes other than jams.  Hooray for getting dressed!

This is some wild post bath hair.  It's the best.
Ahhh... everyone's favorite time of the day!

These are from Tiegan's actual 1 month birthday.

She has the most intense eyes.  We think they remind us of Lainey's as a baby.

She's all belly and cheeks/chins.  Yes, chinS.

We're so in love with our sweet baby T.

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