|Napping in the rocking swing|
Our little blossom girl is now one month old and unfurling like the petals of the flower she was named for.
|Daddy’s little surfer girl|
She has a mass of silver-blonde gently curling hair; big blue eyes; long fingers; slender feet; chubby little thighs and an almost-smiling mouth. Rather than resembling either of her parents to a recognisable degree, in our humble opinion she is the female version of her brother.
|E asks to ‘cuddle Suzy’ at least 10 times a day – this one was supervised by Daddy!|
Suzannah loves to have a bath, with none of the heart-wrenching screaming that characterised Ewan’s first forays into the water. Indeed, she loves the water so much that we’ve ditched the baby bath in favour of her sharing E’s night-time bath shenanigans. She is at her most serene then and loves to look up into Ewan’s face as he talks her through what is happening.
|E loves to talk to Suzy – when she cries he says to her “It’s ok, Suzy” which is something Mummy says a lot!|
At night she sleeps in her cot, inside the Phil & Ted’s cocoon that we’ve been lent by a friend. It is small, snug and one of her favourite sleeping spots.
|Asleep upstairs on Mummy & Daddy’s bed – quilt courtesy of Aunty Ann.|
During the day she mostly sleeps in the rocking swing downstairs, or on Mummy & Daddy’s bed upstairs or in her cot – wherever the commotion is at its height and she can be assured of a constant stream of noise. Yesterday afternoon she even managed an hour’s kip in a basket full of washing on the kitchen floor, while E rode his scuttlebug madly around the kitchen table, and H prepared dinner.
|Napping while wearing a lovely Bonds outfit from Gma and Gpa.|
She likes going to church – usually waking halfway through the sermon – and is fussed over by all the ladies, girls and some of the smaller boys. Last Sunday the girls had a watch out to time each other so that no one had too long a hold without sharing Suzy around – she slept through all the passing around and went right back to sleep for the car ride home.
|Asleep in the car seat, covered by a very stylish wrap from Aunty Bron and Uncle Steve.|
We are experiencing the first bout of sickness of two children at once – both having come down with a streaming cold at the same time. The delights of getting one child off to sleep and then having the other wake up with a temperature and the need for settling in the middle of the night are now being made clear to us!
|Cuddles at Monday morning Bible Study – wearing her first dress ever
(from the lovely Lucy)
H has had a bout of mastitis (which thankfully is being treated with antibiotics) – Praise God for Welsh male GPs who are willing to dispense antibiotics without a letter from the Pope/Queen/NHS governing body first!
|Fun in Sydney & Nannie’s garden now that spring is here|
|Mmmm, gingerbread for afternoon tea!|
|Not so much enjoying as enduring time on the play mat, wearing another cute Bonds outfit!|
We feel that although continuous hours of sleep in a row are lacking, we have survived the first four weeks more easily than we had thought possible – thanks to the prayers of family & friends, and the loads of people from church and the estate who have made meals for us; given advice; listened to our concerns; minded E; and generally been incredibly loving and supportive. Thank you all!
|Mummy and Daughter, whilst Son was at Preschool and Daddy was at work!|
|Family time on the couch – E patting Suzy’s back to ‘help her feel better’. (For the first two weeks E referred to Suzy as a ‘him’!)|
|Two’s company…but three is better!|