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Monday, October 25, 2010

First Month

So far I've found it pretty hard to find time to keep up with updates to the blog since Lily's arrival. Hopefully things will continue to settle down so I can get back to it. I miss blogging, and mostly I miss keeping in touch with you guys! I'm eager to get caught up with what's going on in your lives.

We are doing really well. I'm so glad to tell you that I've been feeling so much better. Thanks for your encouraging words and prayers for my recovery! Just feeling close to normal again has made such a huge difference. I'm thrilled that now I have much more time and energy to spend loving on this sweet baby girl.


Lily is five weeks old now and really growing and changing. She is sweet as can be! Over the past few days we've been enjoying watching her discover fun things during her awake time. Just this weekend she started spending about 20 minutes at a time on her play mat, punching and kicking the toys that hang from the bars.


She is much more active during the day lately and it's been fun to see. It has also brought about some slightly longer stretches of sleep at night, which is wonderful!

Lily's favorite spot in the entire house is definitely her changing table. We really aren't sure why she loves it so much, but she is always happy as a lark when she is there. She loves having her diaper changed, so I guess that's part of it!


She also really likes having a bath, so I'm thinking she must just like to be clean. :)

Today I was thinking about how I always felt that living with recurrent miscarriage was like living in a nightmare. I hoped that one day I would just wake up from it and it wouldn't have been real. Now I find myself fearing that maybe the past ten months have all been an amazing dream. I'm afraid I might wake up and it will be over. Sometimes I look at little Lily Rae and I can't believe that this entire year actually happened and that she is finally here with us.


She certainly is our wish and dream come true!

21 comments:

Amazing Life said...

I am so happy that she is your wish come true!

DeniFay said...

Sweet baby girl!!! Glad you're settling in, feeling better, and enjoying your miracle!!!

Surely said...

Thanks for posting! Your baby girl is darling! =)

Sharon said...

I'm so happy for your Stacey! Lily is lovely!
I promise you this... the feelings of living in a dream don't pass quickly... Ava is now 10 months old and I'm still struggling to believe that I have a daughter after years of living in the same nightmare as you!
(((hugs)))

Hope in Virginia said...

She's a prayer come too! Beautiful little girl!

Andrea said...

Lily Rae is absolutely beautiful and I know that she brings you so much JOY every minute of every day :)

Thank you for continuing to be such an inspiration to all of us Stacey. Bask in your miracle! You deserve the Moon :)

Glad you are feeling better.

HUGS
xxx

katdish said...

Awwww!!!!

She's so beautiful.

~ Katie ~ said...

awww. she is so beautiful! I couldn't help tearing up while reading this post and studying each and every picture. To know where you were and to where you are now...God is just an awesome God!

beth ewing said...

she is so precious!

Birdie said...

She's BEAUTIFUL, Stacey!!!!!! I'm SO happy for you!!!

Jenn said...

I'm so happy that you're feeling close to normal again. Lily is absolutely amazing. So very happy for your family :)

andreajennine said...

I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering how life with Lily is going. Thanks for the update! I love all the pictures, but especially the one of her on the changing table. Sweet swaddle, and sweet hat, and sweet little peanut!

gg said...

beautiful!!!!

Melody said...

She is precious. Love that adorable little knit hat she has on. I'm so glad you're feeling better. I've been wondering and so glad to hear you're almost back to yourself.

Cherish This Life! said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! And she is beautiful! I love the pictures, especially the changing table one, too funny!

Katie said...

Aw, she's precious! yay for baths and longer stretches of sleep.

And, two years plus later, I still wake up sometimes and have to go and check on Will and Emma to make sure they haven't been a dream. After everything else, it makes sense.

Alicia said...

Oh, soooo sweet!!! I love the baby burrito on the changing table with her little hat on. Thanks for the update. I'm so glad to hear that everyone is doing really well! Praise the Lord :)

Sunny said...

Oh, I love this post!!! I've been dying to see pics of her and hear more about how things are going. What a dream come true!

twondra said...

Awwww, she is so precious. I love how you put your thoughts into words. It's so touching.

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Dabbing at the happy tears. Just had to add my "awwwww" to the rest. She's such a cutie and it sounds like she has a personality to match!

I'm so glad that you're feeling better and getting some more sleep. That can make such a huge difference.

[wv: ickessa - a princess who spits up a lot :)]

heartincharge said...

She is real! She is yours! She is sooo preciosu!