I can not believe that tomorrow will be 3 weeks from the day we welcomed our sweet Mia. As the days go on we're settling into more of a routine and I'm feeling more and more comfortable in my new role as a mom to THREE. The kids are doing really well with her also. I've made it a point to include them as much as possible and let them be my little helpers. And I also try to spend a little one on one time with each of them which seems to help a lot.
They both absolutely adore Mia. I have to give them each their special time with her. They love to hold her. It's become routine for them to come into our room in the mornings and hold her for a little bit. One of my favorite memories will always be the first morning we had her home. Watching them hold her, kiss her, and just be so excited about her was almost more than my heart could stand! I caught a couple of pictures of it and I just love them because they are completely *real* and natural and in no way "coached"...it was just them, holding and loving on their new baby sister. It's so genuine and pure. This picture melts my heart.
Our sweet Mia, she is so precious. I don't know how else to describe her except to say she is SWEET. She has such a sweet spirit about her already. Don't get me wrong the girl is not shy in letting you know when she wants something- like to be fed. And let me tell you, for being such a petite thing, the girl can EAT- She's a great eater! Wears mama out sometimes, but that's ok! While I'm not sure it's really possible to spoil a baby, I am sure Mia is SPOILED. She loves to be held and basically doesn't want to be put down unless she's totally asleep. This is probably my fault because I hold her so much. I can't help it. I am still so amazed by her. My favorite is when she is full, content, and snuggled up close. She'll look up at me with her big eyes and then lifts her little face up and burries it into my neck. BEST. FEELING. ON. EARTH.
From the second I first laid eyes on her she reminded me of someone. I get this familiar feeling when I look at her, but I couldn't figure it out at first. Then one night not long after coming home, Brandon was holding her on the sofa and I looked down at her and it hit me. She reminded me of Faith. Brandon told me he thought the same thing when he saw her in the hospital but didn't want to say anything yet. Not sure why, maybe he thought it would be hard for me. It wasn't at all. In fact, I feel like it's just another little gift from our sweet Jesus. Everyone who got to meet Faith has each now told me separately that Mia reminds them of her. It makes me happy. Makes me smile when I look at her. I can't fully describe what it is about her that reminds me of Faith, she just does. It's a familiar feeling yet I can't describe it. She has this look in her eyes that gives me butterflies.
How amazing is our God. I am truly blessed by our Mia Glory. I hold her and look at her and just thank the Lord over and over again for her. He truly turned my mourning into dancing and I am SO, so thankful. Our Mia Glory- the manifestation of God's goodness.
My recovery has been great. I was out and about the day after we got home from the hospital. My energy is back but unfortunately so is my appetite. Terrible timing! I'm basically starving all of the time. Where was this appetite when I could eat whatever I wanted?! I blame Mia- eating machine.
And on that note (I feel like this has been the pattern over my last couple posts?) She is calling for me again and I can't keep my sweet girl waiting.
I promise I'll try and get back in the swing of writing more. I feel like there is so much to write about, I just need to sit down and do it!