Tessa Mae Swenson joined our family last Thursday. She was such a quick delivery. I am thankful for that, since I have been dealing with contractions for a little over 3 months.
She has a very calm and laid back personality. She sleeps most of the day.
It is a rare occasion to have her eyes open. Isaac exclaims, "Tessa eyes open."
She is a wonderful sleeper, and already sleeps 5-7 hours at night. I also have to wake her up to eat during the day.
She is so calm that I have a hard time keeping my eyes open when I hold her.
She has her daddy wrapped around her finger.
The kids have adjusted so well.
Stella and Jex hold her most of the day. They constantly ask, "when is she going to wake up?"
Stella can hold her for an hour at a time. When I ask, "Do you want me to take her?" She always says, "no."
I was worried the most about the little guy. It has not affected him at all. He loves when she is awake, and loves to kiss her. My favorite phrase is when he says, "Tessa dove ooo." (Tessa love you)
There have been no behavioral problems yet so we are crossing our fingers.
We have been enjoying Grandma. She has been so helpful. I am not ready for her to go home. Can't she just move in? The kids have loved having her here. She has helped me emotionally in so many ways. I feel more prepared and at ease. I am ready to conquer this on my own because of her help. She is leaving us tomorrow. BOO HOO!! (More about her visit to come soon)
Lets hope she visits again soon.
I can honestly say that our family feels complete. I am counting my blessing for 4 beautiful healthy and wonderful blessings in our life.
I am feeling so wonderful. I don't hurt at all. I don't feel like I just had a baby. I am feeling so grateful and happy.
Thanks to all of you for your prayers.
Motherhood is the best gift I have ever been given.
I am so grateful for laughter, and I have learned to take it one day at a time. Today, I was cleaning up poop from Tessa when Tessa peed everywhere. Then I looked down and was leaking milk. I hear my mom laughing as she says, "you have baby poop all over your jacket." I couldn't help but laugh, and think about the glamorous life that I lead. I decided to count my blessings that I had already changed out of my nice clothes.
Last night, I had 3 kids crying at once. I thought my house was falling apart. I just smiled and laughed about it later.
Keep moving forward, and be thankful for the gift of being a mother.
I am blessed to hold their little life in my hands.