Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stella is Already a Week and 4 Days!!

We just can't believe that Stella Grace is already a bit over a week old! It goes so fast. We have been soaking up every sweet little moment though. She is an absolute sweetheart! Stella loves to cuddle and loves to be held, but so far will sleep in her bassinet well too. She obviously crys like any baby but even her crys are very mild. She mostly crys when she has gas bubbles which is pretty frequent, but she is getting better about getting them up...or out:) She also gets hiccups 3-4 times a day, which sounds cute, but they wake her up:( For the most part she is sleeping well and nursing well.

Her big sister and brother are really doing well with all of the adjustments with my attention and the amount of time that we have had to be at home. Of course with the heat as crazy as it has been, I don't know that we would be doing a whole lot away from home anyway. We have had friends already this week serve us in such huge ways from bringing us delicious meals to taking Emily and Timothy for playdates. What a blessing it has been to know that Emily and TK are getting to enjoy some time with their best buddies during this transition. I don't know how we would be getting through this time without the prayers and servant's hearts from our friends. Not to mention my mom who stayed with us for days doing meals, grocery shopping, laundry, and playing with the elder Kramer kiddos. I am just so so very grateful for all of the help we have received! My mom is coming again tomorrow so that Derek and I can get away for just a little bit. Like I said...grateful, grateful, grateful!!:)

I am already observing the beginning of such sweet relationships between our children. I just love knowing that forever they will have each other. Both Emily and Timothy have really been loving on Stella a lot and Emily has especially been so helpful. She loves laying next to Stella on the bed so she can sing or talk to her. Timothy is happy with sporadically coming up to her and kissing her gently, then running away!

As for me and Derek, we are holding up fairly well. We are experiencing the usual things that inevitably come with a new baby...lack of sleep, not as much time with each other, trying to juggle our time...BUT I have to say that we have experienced such mercy from the Lord! In so many ways, the transition has felt smooth and very mild. I just don't know how else to describe it. There have been difficult and trying moments without a doubt, but really for the most part, things have felt pretty calm in our home. I can tell I am WAY more emotional and sensitive than normal...poor Derek! Physically, I feel fantastic! My recovery this time feels so much faster than either time before and that is a huge blessing, especially considering Derek and I are outnumbered now!!

That's all I've got for now! I still need to post about the birth which was amazing, but it will take a bit longer and I am still reflecting:) I will say that I am finally past the pain enough to say that I could actually fathom doing it all again!

Here are some pics from the past couple of days....I know that is all that is being looked at anyway:)

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The Moore Family said...

I absolutely ADORE the pic of Em and Stella. Stella looks like she's just in awe of how cool and big Em is! SO CUTE! Glad you are healing well, can't wait to catch up again! Miss you friend! You have beautiful children!!!