Little Audrey is 7 weeks old! She is smiling and talking more than ever before. I can't believe our little baby isn't a newborn anymore. She is a growing girl and weighs a bit over 9 lbs now. My arms are getting a workout.
Last Friday we went to the doctors for her 6 weeks checkup and for her immunizations. We debated long and hard about whether or not we should immunize her or not. We were really torn but we ultimately decided to get them. It's a tough decision and it's a sticky subject but I think that it's every parent's right to be able to decide either for or against. I scheduled them during Phil's lunch break and we went together. I needed Phil to be there and to be strong for the both of us. He held Audrey while I stepped outside the room and lost it when I heard Audrey cry. I've never heard her cry like that and it broke my heart. She eventually forgot about it but I cried for awhile anyway. Later that night she ran a light fever and was really fussy and out of sorts but she came right. I was on edge until I saw her smile again then all was right with the world.
So I'm kind of a mess. I know. I just really love her.
We have officially made the switch to cloth diapers now and I have to say that I love it! At first I was super freaked out by it. Just the notion of being up close and personal with baby poop was not great... but... I got over it. It's not as awful as I thought actually. I just throw the nappies in a bucket and soak them all when I'm ready to wash. Every time we use a cloth diaper I think that I'm effectually saving about 30 cents and saving a diaper from a landfill. In just a couple days we've saved 5 bucks! Awesome.
We have fallen into the swing of things and I love being a mom. I love taking care of her and making sure she is loved, fed, and well. It's hard for me to put it into words. I can't imagine anything else I'd rather be doing with my life. I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be doing exactly what God has called me to do. I hope we have a whole herd of children one day. And I hope that even when I have my hands full that I am thankful I have my hands full of "good things".
P.S. - I wish that the photos above had smell-o-vision because Audrey had a bath and smells SO GOOD!
P.P.S. - Yes, we had a costume change half way through the photos. I can't help myself! She is my real live doll!!