It's been 2 months since Lexi joined our family. As I type that sentence, I'm thinking "Is that all?" In some ways, it seems like so much longer - as in forever! She is doing great and I am blessed beyond belief to be her mother.
She is a joyful child. It's not hard to get a great photo of her because she is always smiling. Oh she has her whiny moments too, but it's usually because she is overly tired from trying to keep up with her brothers. I never knew it was possible to wake up so happy in the morning and after naps. She has a big preference for me over anyone else and if I'm not in her sight for a few minutes, she starts calling "mama, mama, mama, maaaamaaaa!" But also when she sees Martin coming home from working, she yells "dada!" and reaches out for him. I'm sure that makes his day.
She plays so well with her brothers. The other day Nolan said "It's so much fun to have a baby in the house again!" Liam is aways saying "Isn't Lexi just the cutest, Mom?" Garrett gets sad when she goes down for a nap or when its her bedtime. And Preston has become a real helper with just about anything she needs. They are all great at running and fetching diapers and wipes quickly although not one of them has yet to change a diaper. I am so proud of my boys and the way they have welcomed their new sister and loved her from day one.
Today she was extra snugly and kept coming to me for hugs and kisses. She would stay in my lap and lay her head on shoulder. Of course we all hug and kiss on her all the time which she totally enjoys, but it was like this was the first time she initiated it.
I'll do another detailed milestone update soon. In the meantime, here are my favorites photos of Lexi taken on our 2 month anniversary.