Friday, May 06, 2011

Karsyn is One Month

Karsyn 1 month
This captures how Clayton feels about Karsyn and how Karsyn feels about Clayton.
Karsyn in the bumbo.
Almost a smile.

Karsyn was one month old yesterday. She is such a sweet baby. She has just started really smiling at us, she can hold her head up like a champ, cries when you put her down, loves to be held and loves to look around. She cries a little more than my other kiddos, her tummy bothers her a little bit, but not too much. She is a great sleeper, and only wakes up 1 or 2 times a night to eat.

We are all slowly getting used to having a baby and having 4 kids in this house. The kids love her so much it drives me crazy, I have to continually watch them because they love to give her bear hugs, touch her all over, see what is in her mouth, give her toys, blankets and they all love love love to stuff her pacifier in her mouth. :)

I have been adjusting to life with little sleep. Lots of caffiene has been giving me the extra get up and go I need. And for some reason, I have developed a sugar craving, which is not great. I think I have actually gained weight since I had her. And as the other kids know, my patience is very thin these days, and sometimes I am just a little grouchy. :)

Today I finished my last assignment for the semester. YES! I am so glad, because it has been weighing on my mind. When you work on a paper for an entire semester it kind of becomes a living thing in your mind and it is so hard for me to focus well these days. Poor Brian, I know he is ready for my mind to be a little more clear. He has been so helpful with Karsyn and the other kids. I told him the other day that I didn't remember him helping me so much with the others, he said it was my memory. :)

That is all I can type right now, I will fall asleep if I sit still much longer. I have to get this house cleaned up a little bit, it has suffered this week.

We are having Cooper's birthday party tomorrow. My little boy will be 5 years old! It is so good to see our children grow. I think often about the fact that God looks at me the way I look at my children. I really try to look at others like He would look at them. A beautiful creation, that no matter what, He loves and will always love. Our world would be so good if we could only treat each other in love. Loving our enemies, praying for the people that make our lives cruddy, giving to people we know will not ever pay us back, being friends with people who drive us nuts! :)