This is going to be another post with lots of Pearl news. She’s a month old and I am already noticing changes in her. She’s awake more. Her eyes are searching farther and farther; she is trying to take in the world around her. The big kids rush by her and she cranes her little head, trying to follow their fast, loud movements.
Her adoration has not waned in the least bit. She’s a great little helper but sometimes I want to issue a restraining order, make it so she can’t come within 20 yards of the baby for at least 3 days… maybe 3 weeks.
She insists that she is big enough to carry baby Pearl around and I insist that she is not. That hasn’t kept her from trying. Fortunately no real damage has been done. The other morning when I got in the shower Pearl was in her bouncy seat. When I got out of the shower Pearl was on the couch. That was a little unsettling.
These summer evenings have been so nice! The other night we all ended up in the backyard after dinner. Daddy was working on building a fence, I was weeding, Pearl was watching us from her bouncy seat, while the kids ran around the yard.
Evenings are not Pearl’s favorite. She’s a peach all day but when 6:00 in the evening rolls around she becomes a sad, sad baby. Feeding, rocking, cuddling, burping… nothing will console this tiny girl. She will grow out of it, just like her brothers did but in the mean time we must grin and bear it.
Amazingly I got some sewing done last week. The kids were playing nicely, the baby was taking a very long nap, and dinner was being brought to us so… I sewed!
This is a small dot fabric that Miss E picked out herself. I used some Denise Schmidt fabric to line the tunic and added some little pockets to the skirt. I also added some lace to the bodice for a little feminine touch.
Little yellow buttons down the back. Miss E loved it and wanted to wear it right away.
There’s so much more I could say about these first few weeks but I am pressed for time so I will keep this brief. I will just say that I forgot. I forgot how time consuming newborns can be. How long it takes for them to nurse at first. I forgot how completely irresistible they are. Even when I’ve worked hard to get her asleep and I have a ton of work to do; I see her with those chubby cheeks and that perfect, peaceful face and I just want to snatch her up and squeeze her!! We all feel that way about her and I find myself constantly saying “Leave the baby alone!”.
We gave the Bumbo a test run the other night. She’s still a little too small.
But she flashed me a grin and I pretty much melted right on the spot. She’s got a great little smile if I do say so myself.
Goodnight friends see you soon.