Thursday, October 07, 2010

It really hasn't sucked!

 Just in case you were wondering...
We do love her. A lot.
I always tell people, "no one tells you that when your baby is born, the first 12 weeks suck." They do. I love Dr. Harvey Karp's book, The Happiest Baby on the Block. It is how I survived Hope's first 12 weeks, and I have brushed up on it with both Noah and Emmy.He just sums up the newborn baby so perfectly, and provides new parents with great instructions for those first 12 weeks. He taught me how to perfect my swaddle! And surely you know, I am a professional swaddler! :) (No really, people should bring me their fussy newborn and pay me like, I don't know, $5 bucks to swaddle them up really tight, and then send them on their way.) But then, on the day they turn 12 weeks, something magical happens and life gets easier. Now as Emmy is approaching the magical 12 week mark, I can say, this time around, it really hasn't sucked. Even with the scares we have had with her, she has still been the easiest baby we have had. Now, is that because she is an easier baby, or because she is my third, who knows. But, I have loved these first (almost) 12 weeks!

( I do feel a smidge guilty that I have been posting more pics of Emmy than I have of the other two lately. I have justified it to myself by saying she is the only one who can't run from my camera yet! But also, I have way more pics of the older two as babies than I can ever possibly have time to take of Emmy!)


Jen said...

She is so adorable. I liked that book a lot as well. It helped a lot with Madeline, and I too am a pretty darn good swaddler. Madeline liked it so much I was starting to wonder whether we'd still be swaddling her the night before she went to Kindergarten. I think we did it at least 4 or 5 months.

tallgirl said...

I LOVE that you post lots of pictures of her. i love seeing her sweet little baby face.