So far, Faith has been a real angel baby! What a lovely blessing and a sweet new spirit in our family. She had her days and nights figured out from birth, I think, which has been a sort of best case scenario for me and nighttime sleep. I’m still tired much of the time, but not desperately so.
Faith also has the most easygoing disposition I’ve ever seen in a newborn. The only thing that upsets her is delay in getting her food, and perhaps a couple of times she fussed for a few seconds in her bouncer to let us know she was ready for a quieter nap in the crib.
I’ve only very rarely had to drag out my “5 S’s” over the last 11 days. (“Happiest Baby on the Block” reference)
I’ve had the best time dressing Faith. Little dresses and bows and booties are so fun! I feel so blessed that we have not had to buy a single item of clothing for Faith so far. We have had several thoughtful friends and coworkers pass on bags of beautiful clothes from their own little girls.
Gabriel had definitely been acting more needy since we brought Faith home. There have been a handful of times when I’ve been nursing that Gabriel has had major, ugly temper tantrums. ;( it’s toughest when both babies are crying!!!
Overall, however, we are all adjusting beautifully. My energy and cheerfulness are on the rise as I have lost some baby weight already and feel so much better physically.
I’ve even been out to the park and to visit Michael at work in our awesome new double stroller, a phil&ted’s Classic.