Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Heavenly Week

My mom came and stayed with us for an entire week and it was heavenly. 

 We went swimming in our pool (we should have done that much, much more because it was an exceedingly hot week, even by Miami's standards).

 Grandma is the best at playing with kids in the pool!

This is for Kami. Mom brought your old doll for Ruthie and she is in *love* with it!
 We went to the zoo. I wanted to show it to mom, but it was kind of a poor choice of activity due to the heat, a newborn baby, and my own recovering self.

Mom helped Will play dress-up the entire week. Sterling is slightly appalled at Will's fascination with these high heels. Haha.
 We also went to the beach. We should have just driven a bit further and taken mom to a really nice one, instead we had tons of waves that the kids hated and hardly any shallow water and lots of seaweed. Come back mom, so we can show you a better time! Again, it was hot, so I went back to the van to feed Molly and cool her down while everyone else cleaned up.

 We blessed Molly, which I already posted about, but here is a cute photo of Ruth from that day.

Haha, this cracks me up.

 We also went to the temple with her. But it was Sunday so it was all locked up. It was stifling hot but still incredibly beautiful to see.

 Molly turned 2 weeks old the day after mom left. Mom was happy she had visible eyelashes before she left. Also, she's getting some definite weight to her (I can't quite call it chubbiness, she's still so tiny.) and starting to look a little less newborn-ish. Sob. She is still gorgeous and happy and wonderful.

 These (above) were mom's favorite photos. Molly is so incredibly beautiful. I love having a newborn. Mom was amazing and let me lay on the couch and just hold a sleeping baby on quite a few afternoons. There is nothing quite like it in the entire world. Their warm little bodies so tiny and perfect. Their little breath. Their smell. It makes me want 100. Provided my mom always comes to help, of course.
Not only did she play with the kids, she made bread and cookies to freeze and eat (keeping the kids entertained with her in the kitchen the entire time), helped do all my laundry, cleaned all three bathrooms, bought us some treats, cleaned up a couple separate accidents of Ruthie's, made every meal, and entertained Ruth and Will for HOURS on end. I don't know where she gets her energy from, or her ability to play the same toddler game over and over and over. and over. again but I am so thankful! You are the greatest mom ever! (Not to mention I stopped being so engorged the day before she left and no longer have to pump, perfect timing.)
Ten tiny toes.
Oh Ruthie. How I love you! 
Thanks to Aunt Amy for the cute dress! (and for everything else!)

 We really didn't want grandma to leave. Now that I've eaten all the leftovers she made, I REALLY want her to come back. The night before she left was ridiculous. Molly stayed up til past midnight so mom said she'd rock her and sent us to bed (it was amazing!) and then Ruth woke up hysterical at 2:30, then Molly was up several times, and then mom and Sterling had to leave for the airport by 5am. Sterling woke up at 4:15 to get all his school stuff ready to go. I wanted to cry and crawl onto my bed and make my mom come back. But last night Molly was asleep by 9:30pm and didn't wake up til 1:30am and except for the random time Will woke up at 2 (which was ok since I was already awake with Molly) we got lots of sleep. It's amazing how much brighter the world looks after a decent night of sleep. Maybe I can manage without my mom?

 Nope, nope. I don't think so. Come back ASAP mom! We love you and miss you and Ruthie asks about you every morning and tells me you'll be coming back. I hope she's right! Thanks so much for such a wonderful week and for taking such great care of us! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blessing Day

We decided to bless her on Sunday so that mom could be here for it. Everyone thought she was SOOO beautiful (because she is, obviously, haha!). Aunt LaVerle made this dress and I'm so happy all my girls have it for their blessings. She looked absolutely perfect. Shout out to Megan for sending us a package with a bow in it the day before, just as I was thinking I needed to find a newborn one! Thanks! 
I tried to get some family pictures, but it was 97 degrees and the kids had just sat through Sacrament Meeting, so their attention spans were not what they could have been. 
Sterling gave Molly a beautiful blessing and we feel blessed to already have some great friends that were able to stand in the circle and support us on this special day!

We love you Molly! What a beautiful day and a beautiful baby girl!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Post o' Miss Molly

Okay guys, I loaded photos onto my computer and had 400-odd new ones since last week. Whew! So here is a handful to keep you occupied, haha!!!! Basically we are doing awesome (but not awesome enough that we aren't COMPLETELY over-the-moon excited to see my mom on Tuesday morning, keep getting better mom!) and Molly is the most beautiful baby in the entire world. The only thing I can really have as a complaint is my body's need to feed triplets when I only have one baby. It's ok, we're already stocking up the freezer in case of....who knows? Haha. I just can't throw away that much milk! On to Molly, which is all you are really checking my blog for anyway, haha.
In the hospital, angel baby.

Her bilirubin was a teensy bit low so we put her by the window to start her Miami tan.
This was her view!!!

I LOVE watching Ruth with Molly. She gets so excited and loves her SO much! 
He can say another word, if you look at his tongue you can tell he is saying "Cheee!" (cheese).
A Will hug.

Love her squished cheeks!

I'm so sad this has such a shadow. I die every time I look at this photo! Ruth's eyelashes, Molly's feet, her scrunched up body! It is all so adorable! 
Maybe a little too squished? Haha.

Those tiny legs!!!!

Some Sunday afternoon ring-around-the-roses:
They don't hold hands anymore, Ruth just whips Will around until they fall over. Ha!

 And back to Molly:

She eats a lot, sleeps a lot, puts up with Ruth and Will loving on her every minute they can, and is basically the best angel baby in the whole world! We love you Molly!