Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vivienne Grace is 1 Month Old!!!!



Our baby girl is one month old today! She still rocks the bottles, and enjoys sleeping, but unfortunately (and expectedly) we have hit some colic. It flares up late evening, and continues until about 1-2 AM. Not every night thank goodness, but 3-4 nights a week is enough for me!
Lucy continues to do well. She loves holding Vivi, getting her diapers ready, and replacing her binky when needed. It doesn't hurt that I have also pulled out all the baby toys again that have been packed away. I think Lucy is playing with them more now than she did back then!
My mom came in last week when Mark went back to work full time, and gave me some much needed help. The house was still in a bit of chaos, and it was nice to finish organizing things and catch up on some sleep. It was also nice to spend some time with my mom, and to allow her some time to bond with my newest daughter. We also did some shopping, and all of us girls got some new clothes.
The social worker comes tomorrow for our one month post placement. I need to have a birthmom letter and pictures ready. I bought the birthmom a card a few weeks ago, but have yet to write it. So many things have been running through my head. There are SO MANY things I want to say to her..to convey to her...but I just don't know how to put it in words so that she can "feel" the emotion I am trying to share. I wish I could just meet her for 2 minutes.......
I pray in time this may happen.
I am just taking my time and enjoying my family. God is good!



34 comments:

Jan said...

Jill,
I am so very happy for you!! Sorry you have colic issues :0(. I'm sure that will get better :0). And, there's nothing like having your Mom to help. I think I miss that more than anything right now, especially since her aniversary is on Tuesday :0(.
On a happy note, Miss Vivi is absolutely ADORABLE!! Wow, I can't believe a month has already gone by!! Happy ne month old Baby Girl!! And, yes, God is good!!
((HUGS))
Me

Kelly said...

That first birthmom letter was the hardest for me to write. It gets easier!! I hope you get some munch needed sleep soon! Vivi is just adorable!

Kim K. said...

What a little sweet heart. I can't believe it's been a month already. I hope the colic doesn't last much longer. Sleep deprivation is the worst. Enjoy both your girls. What a special gift. Hugs!!

Jboo said...

Little Vivi is such a beautiful baby! Hope the sleeping improves! Take care.

janet

a Tonggu Momma said...

She looks so healthy in spite of the colic. I pray things get better with that soon, especially since your mom is there!

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Happy one month!!

Sharie said...

What a cutie! I can only imagine what I would say if I could write a letter to Amelia's first mom...I'm afraid it would be closer to a book. I pray you can start to find the words...

Joy Howse said...

Happy one month birthday Vivienne! My Alexis had colic REALLY bad from midnight till 3 a.m. It was so hard to function on no sleep. Finally the thing that worked was wrapping her super tight in her blankets like a burrito wrap. She may just need to feel that security of the womb in order to realy relax and get quality sleep. Hope that helps.

Kim said...

I can't wait to hold her and kiss her!
Hugs!
k

RamblingMother said...

Great update. Love the pics. She is adorable. Love Lucy's tattoo in the next post.

Melba said...

She is so beautiful and getting bigger every minute! Sorry to hear about the colic, but hopefully it will pass soon. My niece is the same with Charlie's toys that she used to play with when she was a baby. Suddenly they are all new and very exciting!

So glad to hear things are going well for your fabulous little family...

Good luck with the post placement and letter writing, definitely major ordeals!

Hugs,

Melba

Gail said...

She is adorable and what a cutie in that outfit...
Sorry about the colic, I know how that goes as my oldest had it as a baby, it WILL get better I promise. You all are doing so great!

Ava Baby said...

Happy 1st month baby Vivi!

Carrie said...

Ok is it me or did you name your kids after the "I love Lucy's show" hit Ladys- Lucy and Vivian? Ok Maybe I watch to much I love Lucy! I would be kissing those cute checks all the time!!! Ok how is the hair thing going???

Jill said...

Oh my goodness, has it already been a month? Vivi is such a doll. I know you must be on cloud 9. :)

Missy said...

Vivi is the cutest little angel!!! I hope her colic goes away quickly and she (and you) can get some good sleep.
Hearing what you say about wanting to convey your feelings to the birthmom is so understandable. Speak from the heart...you can never lose that way!
Hugs!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

aww wow, congrats on your sweet family! they are both adorable!! i hope everything settles down for you soon =)!

Wanda said...

What a little beauty. You are indeed blessed!

All the best with the lack of sleep and colic. May it end quickly.

Ohilda said...

What a precious sweetheart you have been blessed with! God is so good.

Glad things are going so smoothly and that your adorable Lucy is being such a great big sister!

Hugs!

AZMom said...

She is gorgeous!!! Love the pillow she is on :-0)

I am so happy for you!

The colic can not be fun. I do hope that subsides!

Big hugs! You are doing great!

Marla said...

Congrats on your new baby girl! I hope the colic leaves soon.

Debbie B said...

She is such a doll. Can't believe she's already over a month.

day by day said...

Oh, she is just adorable!! Sorry about the colic...I remember those days and they can be pretty tough!

So glad your mom is out helping!!

God is good, indeed!!!

Leslie said...

You have such a beautiful family. Thank you for stopping by my blog last week. I love finding new blogs to read. Yours is one I can't wait to get caught up on.
Leslie

tiffany said...

Oh dear photos of that baby cause me such troubles!! I must repeat a million times...we are done...we are done...

So happy for you!

Kim said...

First of all, I LOVE the name...I also have a Vivi...Vivi Jo...Viv...Vivian, whatever suits her at the moment :-). Our Vivi was going to be a Lucy for a long time before we decided to change to Vivi.

I totally understand the difficulty in writing the letter...your heart is so full of love that there are no words to express how you feel.

I hope the colic gets better fast!

Have a great day!
Kim

waitingarms said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I am taking deep breaths this morning and trying to clear my head! Vivienne Grace is beautiful and I love her names. My 13 year old niece also had colic and my sister swears by a CD she bought – it was about 20 minutes of vacuum cleaner noises and she says it worked. Hope the colic goes away soon.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

What a doll baby!!!!!! It looks like she has Mickey Mouse ears on from the eyes on the bean bag. lol
I hope the colic passes soon. My son gave me some sleepness nights with colic.

Enjoy your beautiful children!
Blessings,
Robin

Donna said...

Wow, what an exciting month you've had! Funny how life changes direction on a dime!

Your family is increasingly beautiful!


Donna
Our blog: Double Happiness!

Tammie T. said...

Hi!
I know you are getting lots of advice about the colic. I do know the vacuum noise helped two of our friends with their babies. I read in one of your comments that there is now a CD of vacuum noises. I bet anything is worth a try!
Your girls are beautiful!!
Wishing you a peaceful sleep!

Michelle said...

Happy one month together!!! Sorry to hear about the colic issues. Glad to hear you had some bonding time with your mom and a moment or two to catch some R & R. Vivi and Lucy are just precious!!

Aaron and Erica said...

Hi Jill,

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your newest addition is stunning!! And I love the pictures of your two girls together.

Congratulations!

Erica

mom 2 many said...

She is just precious!!! Looks like a little doll. What a blessing you have!! So sorry about the colic...I have no experience with it. Praying she gets some relief.

Blessings,
Carla

Snowflowers Mum said...

She is just stunning! How hard it must be to fit what you want to say in a letter...sometimes words are just not enough are they.