1. Lucy snoozing on my chest post nursing. That's one of my absolute favorite times - newborn sleep chuckles and milky lips and perfect full-belly contentment.
2. Watching Violet bond with her little sister. It fills my heart with so much joy to see how much more she falls in love with "her baby Lucy" each and every day. She loves to give her kisses and hugs and snuggles constantly - literally so much that I have to ask her to back off a little bit from time to time!
3. Stealing precious moments with my first born. As much as she is in love with her sister, she has been a little bit more clingy and stressed out than usual. It's been an adjustment for sure - especially with me nursing. I'm not as available to her as she's used to and we've been slowly finding ways to get some more one on one time together. The other day Lucy was snoozing away in her crib and I seized the moment to have a backyard picnic with Violet in her teepee. Thank goodness for our video monitor! It gives me such peace of mind. We also managed to escape the house a couple of times and to go out to breakfast together and visit the library for story time.
4. Morning snuggles. Violet came over to our room in the morning, asked if she could snuggle in our bed, and promptly fell asleep. I tried to sleep as well (goodness knows I need it!), but I just kept opening my eyes to look at my beautiful girls and thought about how incredibly lucky I am. I can't remember when I've spent a happier morning.
Of course we've had our rough moments and days as well - nursing was crazy painful at first, Lucy can get pretty fussy in the evenings, and I've lost my patience on more than one occasion with Violet (mostly due to my lack of sleep), but we're loving being a family of four and I wouldn't change it for the world! Happy Friday everyone!
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