Thursday, May 3, 2012

A New Rhythm and Baby Bunnies

Ah hello my long lost friends! It feels like forever since I've been back in this place. I've been blissfully enjoying my newborn baby and soaking in all her sweet goodness. Maybe since she is my third baby and most likely our last, I finally realize how fleeting babyhood is? The newborn stage is so short and really one of my favorite stages- so it is so wonderful to sit back and cut out the rest of life's busyness. 






However really with three children now under five I am finding it is a bit impossible to really get a lot of rest. But I don't mind since my recovery has been fantastic and co-sleeping helps a lot with getting better sleep. While this labor was much longer than my others and Brynna's pregnancy had a lot of ups and downs (primarily my hyperemesis), it is so surprising just how great I feel. I mainly attribute my feeling so well to my lovely OB who really made sure I had a great delivery as well as the placenta encapsulation that I had done. I highly recommend placenta encapsulation and if you're interested in more information this site will answer all your questions. Also if you're local to Hampton Roads I can connect you with my encapsulation specialist- her site is here! Again I could go on and on about how great I think encapsulation but I guess it can be summed up for me by the simple fact that at four days postpartum I did not physically feel like I had a baby at all!


But on to the fun stuff :) Before and after delivery I have still been crafting and sewing. I finished with the help of my mother-in-law Brynna's Beatrix Potter quilt. I also completed knitting the oat fields and baby chicks for the knitted farm swap I am participating in! I also have a bunch of fun sewing projects lined up as well as the beginnings of a fairy garden. 






Baby Brynna continues to just amaze me. She is such a calm sweet baby. Really she is the perfect baby for a Momma with a two year old boy! Jonas and Deirdre are smitten with her and life goes on just as it did before with no jealousy issues that I can see. 


I am just so excited to get back into the swing of things but at the same time I am also happy to embrace a totally new family rhythm for my new family of five. I am so very blessed. 


Always, Nicole 

PS: the day Brynna was born, we woke up to find a litter of baby bunnies in our bunny hutch! Hoppy Peter and Brownie welcomed two babies into our growing home. I think it so neat that they share a birth day with Brynna and that her nursery is bunny themed to boot. 


8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful little girl. Such precious times for you! Such beautiful little rabbits too! And gorgeous crafting as always!

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  2. Beautiful! Beautiful bubba, beautiful crafting and it sounds like you are in such a beautiful place at the moment :-)

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  3. Adorable!! Love the fabric on the quilt :)

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  4. Beautiful! how you get time to post is amazing?!

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  5. Oh my... so much sweetness. My little one's nickname is Bunny and she is allll about Peter Rabbit!!

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  6. so glad to hear that you have recovered so quickly! i wanted to have my placenta encapsulated, but the hospital wouldn't give it to me.
    the knitted chicks are adorable, as are your new bunnies, and of course your sweet baby!

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  7. Congratulations on your sweet new little one!! you did a great job with your crafting and those bunnies are too cute :) Thanks for linking up to Sharing Saturday.

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  8. Thank you ladies! We are feeling very blessed :)

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