Cecilia is 1 month old today!
We are enjoying life with 2 girls. Grandma Brigid, Aunt Anne, and Grandpa Ed just left yesterday. We enjoyed the time that we spent with them including celebrating Aunt Anne's birthday with a delicious cookie cake and having a shrimp boil with all of the grandparents. Cecilia is slowly figuring out this whole sleeping at night routine. We've had a few good nights with 3 hour stretches so we'll call that a success. She is not a fussy baby and mostly needs to be woken up to eat during the day. As with all babies, she has a fussy time at night but is easy to soothe if you hold her and walk around with her.
We enjoyed time with Grandma Brigid since Cecilia arrived. We were able to cook great dinners and desserts, finish the announcements and send them out and work with Cecilia to take a bottle. Grandpa Ed did puzzles with Maeve and went shopping with all of us so we could get out of the house. We also loved having Aunt Anne here to take some pictures. We took Cecilia's 1-month picture with a new personalized blanket from Great Aunt Cathy and Uncle Michael Garvey and pictures of Maeve with her favorite lovey, her cat. She posed so well for Aunt Anne! Maeve is wearing a blue dress that her Great Grandma, Joyce Edmonds, made for me when I was a girl. Cecilia is wearing a new outfit from Great Aunt Debbie Edmonds. You'll probably see a lot more pictures in these cute outfits. We also spent time with the Kirchner family for several family birthdays including Grandpa Steve, Aunt Morgan, Great Aunt Anne and Great Uncle Andrew Wittenborg. The end of April/beginning of May is a busy time for family birthdays. Aunt Marcia also celebrates a birthday this week so Maeve is making a lot of 'Happy Birthday' videos and singing Happy Birthday to whomever will listen!
Today it was back to reality - it's just the 4 of us - so we've figured out multi-tasking with Cecilia in the wrap and 1-to-1 parenting with a toddler and an infant.