Wednesday, August 5, 2009

2 Months!

Today, MaKenna is 2 months old already. I was thinking back to when we first had Blake and how those early months seemed to go by so slow. Fast forward 7 1/2 years and I look at my baby girl and think "where has the time gone"? It seems that these past two months have gone by all too fast and I desperately wish I could slow them down at least just a bit. Life is definitely hectic with 4 kids and I try to soak in all the quiet moments (far and few between!) as much as I can. She has changed so much in these past months and I cannot even imagine how much more change is to come.
We have had a couple of big milestones over the last weeks. I think I can confidently say we are through the evening fussies. She has mastered nursing for comfort or at least her and my breasts have finally got it down ;-) So most nights we spend a good portion on the couch with her nursing for several hours before she is down for the night. Yes, that's right, she is sleeping the night! And I mean the whole night...8-9 hours! How did I get so lucky, I don't know, but she has always slept great during the night. I remember thinking she would be my worst sleeper because she was so active in the womb, but it turns out she is the best! She is also "talking" a lot more now. It turns out she likes to voice her opinion as well. Her brothers are still enjoying her as much as they did when she was first born. I love to see how gentle and sweet they are with her...they can be pretty rough with each other and I was a little worried they would carry that over with her. They are always asking to hold her when they can which comes in handy when she likes to be in arms but momma can't hold her. I feel very blessed to have such a beautiful family!

Blueberry Pickin'

kuplink! kuplank! kuplunk! The boys and I went blueberry picking with our friends last month and had such a wonderful time! We went in the evening when it wasn't too hot and stayed until the sun set. Jacob and Parker seemed to enjoy picking the blueberries the most although not many of them made it into the bucket :-) After they were done picking, they spent the rest of the time running through the fields. We were able to pick a gallon (and we went back a few weeks later with Daddy and picked another gallon) and I froze most of them. This was our first time going to this farm and I think it will become a yearly tradition so long as they have blueberries!