Random notes and pics…

July 1st, 2010

Today Joe and I took Verity to her first visit with Dr. Holmes Morton at the Clinic for Special Children, ten minutes from our home, while a good friend came to stay with our children.  I’ll write more about that appointment when I can think better.  It was a good one, and very long.

The children have been stepping up to help in a remarkable way.  And several friends have been solicitous, asking what we need, and going out of their way to help us.

The same friends who took our children when we were in the hospital offered to have our children again tomorrow to give me a chance to sleep in between every feeding all day.  I haven’t had more than 4 hours sleep out of every 24 since the birth (sometimes less), and it’s affecting me now.  It’s not a sustainable plan for a healthy breastfeeding mom.

Verity is showing more appetite, but her nursing abilities are about where they were last time I posted.  I am so proud of her for all the effort she puts into it.  She is gaining well, and is smiling a lot.  :-)  More later when I can think better.

Tonight I want to post pics from a few days ago before they get even older.  Rather random, but here they are, anyway.  I hope to take more when I can, uh, think better.

Peter with Verity~

Stephen came to visit, too~

He’s a big brother now~

John Michael holding her, and James coming to inspect her~

Soft sweet baby head~

This is when James discovered that her eyes are dark blue–his favorite color~

One of my online friends gave Verity these cute little booties.  Another friend crocheted that super-soft blanket for her~

Grandma S. gave her this tiny skirt outfit that says, “Mommy loves me.”  Verity’s crooked little yawn looks just like her Daddy’s~

While I’ve been upstairs feeding my baby bird, the children have been keeping these two fallen fledglings alive, among other activities~

Amazingly, this one got to the point where it could fly and is now set free.  The other didn’t make it, nearly a week after surviving a 12-14′ fall from its nest~

Just the right flower for our pretty pink rosebud girl~

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5 Responses to “Random notes and pics…”

  1. Enjoyed the pictures!  Praying you get some much needed rest tomorrow.  So glad you have such kind friends, such a blessing for you during this time of need.  ((hugs))

  2. Joy Horton says:

    God bless you, Susanna, with some sweet rest!! I’m sure everything must seem like a blur, though your writing surely doesn’t reflect it!

    It’s so precious to see those “big brothers” loving their new little sister. Those are such sweet pics!

    Praying for rest for you!

  3. Yvonda says:

    Susanna!  Those pictures are so awesome!  I can just hear James saying how Verity’s eyes are his favorite color!  I sure have some good stories to tell you, lol! 
    It gets harder and harder to see pics and hold your pink rosebud without wanting one of my own! 
    Thanks for keeping up the blog!

  4. Tami Swaim says:

    What precious photos!!!  I took a picture of my oldest ten years old with my youngest (so far) 10 months old…such sweet precious times!  Had myself a BBs run.  Can’t wait to do one together soon but for now REST up.  I remember that stage with the three or four hour stints of sleep at a time in a 24 hour time frame starts to really take it’s toll.  If our kids hadn’t come down with colds I’d love to have your kids come here.  Odd time of year for colds but that’s what we’re dealing with as of yesterday.  Well, Verity is just super precious!  Can’t wait for her and Moriah to meet.  I think that Daniel and Stephen should get along well.

  5. Susanna says:

    Oh no, Yvonda, what kind of stories?!  LOL!

     

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