I’m always amazed at how quickly these little ones change. Hayva Joy is a month old and has the cheeks to prove it! She is full of smiles these days…those wide, amazing open mouth grins! Jancsi especially likes to get in her face to try to eek one out of her. It is precious to watch. “Baby Hayva you’re so cute! Do you know that I love you Hayva?” Yesterday morning in an attempt to keep his little sister warm, he placed his most coveted mug of hot coco beside her little chair “to warm her up Mommy!”. Love his heart he has for his girls.
We are falling into our new rhythm and flow as a family of five. Hayva has easily joined into the craziness of our daily life and just seems happy to be here and be a part of it all. =) The past two days she has happily bounced around as we’ve drove through the fields in the old ranch truck as we’ve helped Sebron feed cows.
This week has been busy as I’ve had errands and outings everyday by myself with all three. I have to say it’s been very smooth other then when the littlest gets hungry and all screaming breaks lose. The most exhausting part of it all is getting everyone in and out of car seats at every stop. I did have a moment at Walmart when I had the older two looking at me as I tried to figure out where I was going to put all the children AND all the groceries…. Then there was trying to go to the bathroom. In a Walmart stall. With one strapped to my chest and two trying to touch everything and look at people through the opening under the dividing walls. My stall was the only one in the full restroom with endless conversation.
“Guys please don’t touch that.”
“Mommy are you peeing?”
“Mommy does that potty flush by itself?”
“PLEASE don’t touch anything!”
“Wow that was loud flush!”…..
Night times are still long with so many up times. Hayva will normally do a good 3-4 hour stretch when she first goes down, then she’s up every 1.5-2 hours wanting to nurse. I change her diaper all night long. For a child who went 48 hours in the hospital without pooping when she was born (they wouldn’t let me go home till she went), she has certainly been making up for it. She easily goes through 5-6 poopy diapers a night. None of the other kids got even close to that. It’s wild.
I simply love watching Laughter and Jancsi interact with Hayva. I love listening to the little conversations they have. Jancsi telling her his stories and laying his pirate sword across her “to make her happy”. Laughter likes to quietly hunch down beside her. She’ll just stare with a cute little smile on her face. I can’t wait to see them grow up together. She loves to show everyone her “baby.”
We are all so thankful for a healthy little one. We are so in love and can’t imagine life without our sweet Hayva Joy!