Meeting baby sister

April 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

It was a much-anticipated day. He talked about his baby sister often and was so very eager to meet her.

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The week before we went out shopping for a special gift he could bring to his baby sister. He picked out a set of nesting cups. It could not have been a better gift. I know Nina girl will be getting her hands in those in no time.

Mom and dad kept O that morning. And around 2 o’clock, when I was feeling more like myself, daddy went to pick them up. Mom made sure he wore his nice hat and scarf because she wanted him to look cute for pictures. It was a cold and dreary Tuesday, the day Nina was born.

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I was so happy to see that sweet face of his.  And even happier to see how well he reacted to meeting his baby sister.

He was shy at first, like he is with anybody. He didn’t really want to hold her. He was happy to just look at her.

One of his first questions was about me and my stitches. This sweet boy of mine, he is always looking out for me. And now, he is always looking out for his little sister.

Nina “had gotten” a little gift for big brother too. So he quickly got busy with his new games and seemingly forgot about sister for a while. We didn’t push him or anything. When he was ready, he looked away from iPad for a while and asked to hold her. It was a sweet moment indeed. And I think right then he fell in love with her.

He has exceeded my expectations of how well he’s adjusted to life as a big brother. Sure he had his moments. His growing pains, if you will. But so did I. Change, even when it happens because of a blessing like Nina, can be a little bumpy sometimes. In fact, I think he adjusted quicker than I did. 😉

I’m so glad my O now has somebody to share life with now. My sisters are my best friends and I am thrilled  that now O has a sister too.

Nina, 2 months old

April 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

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At 2 months, Nina was starting to show the beginnings of her precious smile and friendly personality.

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She was also just getting over a hospital stay for RSV. It was a scary time, but she was a trooper and a fighter.

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She kept nursing well throughout her sickness, so she kept her weight up and her plump little cheeks.

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This girl has so.many.folds. Her brother was way heavier at the point. But she’s definitely plumper. 😉

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Nina adapted well into a schedule. Feeding every three hours or so and being a good sleeper. At 2 months, she was only waking up once a night. She’s great at napping on the go when mommy needs to teach or pick up brother, but she also naps well at home. Around this age mommy found out how to swaddle her well and this helped baby girl fall asleep on her own without much trouble. If you knew the battles I fought with my firstborn so he could learn to self-soothe, you know how grateful I am this girl can fall asleep on her own!

Nina’s stats at 2 months:

Weight: 5.120 kg/ 11.2  lbs

Height: 54 cm/ 21.2 in

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