Sunday, August 09, 2009

Parenting and Paci's

This is what a lot of my computer time looks like these days. I am actually typing with both hands right now, which is rare. I have become quite skilled at navigating with one hand. I'm not holding Chloe all the time, but sometimes when I am, it is a good time to catch up on blogs. Not much is new in my world, but life with a newborn is becoming 'easier'. I hesitate to even use that world because I still find it very challenging. Most recently, B and I have been having all sorts of conversations about how we approach meeting Chloe's needs in different ways. I LOVE that we desire to do a lot of parenting together, but sometimes communicating about things like when to give a pacifier and when not to, can be exhausting. I realize that I respond intuitively to many of her needs. B looks at the bigger picture. Both are actually very helpful, but when my pride comes into play I find that I just want to be right. I admitted to B last week that I have a control problem, that I want to respond to her first because I want to be in control of what transpires thereafter. Yuck! I am so glad we can talk about these things! It is a blessing. I am so glad that I have a husband who wants to get up at night to feed our baby, who wants me to get out and have time to myself, who really wants us to parent together.

In baby news, Chloe has craddle cap on her face and while at the doctor she weighed in at 10lbs 6oz. She really is growing and the craddle cap is getting better with a little head and shoulders every other day. She has started to smile a lot more, but it is hard to get a picture right at that moment, though I am trying. She is focusing on things more and more. Today when she looked in the mirror she smiled so big! She is sleeping pretty well, but just when we think she is in a pattern, something changes. *Sigh*. Here are some new pictures that bring a smile to my face!


She looks so bewildered here! I think it was the flash.

6 comments:

Laura said...

I have been waiting for new pictures!! Seeing her makes me so joyful and emotional! What a blessing Chloe is! You didn't tell me she started smiling?? Can't wait to get my hands on her:)

Heather said...

I love this sweet girl! It has been TOO long since I saw you all last. Missing you lots and lots and wanting to cuddle Chloe and give her lots of kisses! She is so beautiful!

Gail said...

Beautiful! She's grown a lot since I last saw her. Gotta get together soon...

Paprika said...

Love that little girl...

kellie j. said...

what a beautiful girl you have!!! i can't believe she can roll over already! wow! i have really enjoyed reading your blog. thank you for sharing from your life. blogs have really helped me feel more "connected" to various communities of people that i was a part of before. that has blessed me a great deal in a season of great loneliness and feeling so disconnected. thank you.

Melissa said...

she is such a doll! i love thinking about you and brent as parents...you balance each other so well in other ways i'm sure it translates over.