Hey everyone. Wow, what a fast but fun weekend we had. My sister Beth and her family along with my parents came for a visit this weekend. This was the first time any of my sister’s family has gotten to see Sophie Kate so it was a very special time for all of us, it’s just never long enough. Of course I’m sure if you ask them, after sleeping downstairs in the playroom on an air mattresses with their children, they’ll probably tell you two nights was plenty long enough. Anyway we were so glad to have them here.
Grey’s birthday party was a lot of fun. All the kids had fun, it was earlier in the day before the rain came in so everybody got to play outside, which was great for the sanity of the adults. A two year old is not a very gracious host though (as so many of you with two year olds know) so lots of minor fights broke out that went something like this: Cousin playing happily and nicely with any toy, Grey-MINE, Cousin-but I had it first or for the ones that couldn’t talk a look of is any grown up going to come help me, Grey-MINE as he then proceeds to take toy away from said cousin. Needless to say both kids end up crying, but thankfully those things are always short lived and all parties seem to move on from it.
I feel like Sophie Kate handled the weekend pretty good. It was a lot of activity and stimulation for her and that kind of wore on her Saturday evening and night, but she came through the party pretty well. Mornings and early afternoon is her best time. My niece Emma Claire was so sweet with her and of course wanted to be involved in all things pertaining to baby care. You can imagine the confusion in the house when we had the “real” Sophie Kate, then Emma Claire’s baby doll who she named “Sophie Kate”, and then we had “Sophie Kate’s baby”, which was a baby doll SK had been given for Christmas that Emma Claire had asked to play with too. I never knew who was coming or going in the baby carrier all weekend long b/c every time I saw it there was a different baby in it, which I have to confess is a little unnerving when you are not used to seeing a baby and in this case thankfully a baby doll haphazardly thrown into the baby carrier. It definitely catches you off guard and makes you look twice as you scream “Where is the “real” Sophie Kate?” Anyway, she was just precious with SK and always made sure she had matching shoes on with each outfit. One time she came and asked me for some socks for SK as my mom was getting Sophie dressed one morning. So I gave Emma Claire the socks and she just stood there and looked at me and then said “And what shoes is she going to wear?” So whether Sophie Kate was going out or not by golly she had her shoes on, so cute. I haven’t even told Chad, but by the end of the weekend Emma Claire even had Grey taking care of the baby dolls with her. I have the pictures to prove it, she had Grey putting socks on the baby dolls, wouldn’t his daddy be so proud.
No new news on the progress of Sophie’s feedings we are still struggling with that from feeding to feeding. We are working hard on her therapy. She is holding her head up very well. Please continue to pray for her progress and also for our family time. With Sophie’s feedings being so difficult right now we are basically back to pump feeding almost everytime, so getting out with her is very hard. I feel like we are back to a split family where it is one of us with Sophie and then one of us with the boys. God has always taken care of our family and I know that He will continue to see us through this, I just pray that it will not always have to be such a struggle.
The cousins come together!
I told you I had proof…