Thursday, April 03, 2008

Motherhood

It's been a whirlwind these past few weeks. I can't begin to describe the crazy emotions that I have been feeling since having my little Baby V. She's precious!! You think you can anticipate how you'll feel about your baby while pregnant but you can't. Well, I couldn't. I see her and I feel these surge of overwhelming emotions-- pride, happiness, and protectiveness. It's amazing how strong my maternal instincts have gotten.

She's growing big and strong. We had our 2nd pediatrician appointment this past Tuesday and she's healthily gaining weight (9 lbs 10 ounces) and growing in length (22 1/4 in)!! She's even starting to get some chub to her (she's sporting a double chin with some *slight* thigh rolls).

As you can tell from the pictures, she's quite the expressive baby. She smiles, does the "Elvis lip" curl with her upper lip, and makes the cutest noises known to man. Even her little grunts and farts are adorable!

The puppies are doing good too. Skooter took to her immediately. He ran up to her and licked her face as soon as they were introduced. Benson, on the other hand, has made his introduction slow and steady. The most interaction I've gotten with Benson and Violet is some sniffing. However, Benson will lie down next to me when I'm feeding Violet which I think is cute.

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oh. My. Word. She is the cutest baby on the whole wide planet.

Athena said...

I reeeallly wish i could pinch her little cheeks.