Monday, June 22, 2009

Such A Snugglebear!


Today, Mr. Mustard took Paprika "out on adventures" to see Up at the movie theater and out for father/daughter ice cream! Ginger and I stayed at home and snuggled. She's only four days old, and I am not ready to take her out of the house yet!

Mr. Mustard was supposed to take pictures of Paprika on their outing, but I just looked in the camera bag, and he left the camera at home! Doh!


Things are going well here on the homefront. I am continuing to anyone who has had a baby can tell you, that first week after birth is not when you feel your best! But, I think I'm slowly starting to feel more like myself again...slowly but surely.


Mr. Mustard's mom was here while we were in the hospital and for the first few days we were home with Ginger. It was so nice having her here, and we are so grateful for all she did to help out! She went home yesterday evening, and now we are settling in as a family of four.


It feels a little surreal to be here, with Ginger, after everything we have been through in the past year and a half. We still miss our twin girls, Vivian and Annemarie, and we still think of them often. They are still part of our family, and they still hold a special place in our hearts. We know this is a time to rejoice and focus on our two girls here on Earth, so we may not talk about Vivian and Annemarie as much...but we still love them just as much, and we know that we will see them in Heaven. Although it may not look to the outside like they are our daughters, they very much are...and we still miss them tremendously.


Ginger continues to be such a wonderful baby...she is truly a dream come true. Paprika could not be a better big sister. She has been wonderful- she adores Ginger, and there is not one ounce of jealousy in Paprika's body towards her baby sister. The only time Paprika gets upset is when she can't be near Ginger.

Even so, we are very careful to make sure Paprika feels included and special. She helps with diaper changes, and I let her pick out Ginger's outfit every morning. Paprika loves picking out "pretty dresses" for baby sister. We have also made sure to do lots of stuff that Paprika wants to do...and I think that helps.

One of the only things Paprika can't do is breastfeed/nurse her baby sister. So, she has started improvising by nursing her dolls. She lifts up her dress and latches her dolls onto her bellybutton. The first time we saw her do that it took everything in our power not to burst into laughter. She is so serious about feeding her babies their "mama milkies"- as she calls it.

Anyhoo- that's what's going on here. Life is busy...busy but slow. We are enjoying this "babymoon" period...we know it doesn't last long and we are savoring every second of it.


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