Friday, May 19, 2017

I Could Use A Strong Cup of Coffee

If we were meeting for coffee I'd ask you to ignore my messy bun and sweat pants. Coffee is a casual thing, right? I've pretty much been living in the same three pairs of sweat pants and even though I've gotten a nice shower every day I can't seem to find the time to do anything with my hair once it's clean. 

If we were meeting for coffee I'd tell you that I have to order tea, even though I could really, really use a good cup of coffee. I've had to add some iron supplements into my diet after Kensington's birth because of a few complications and caffeine is an iron blocker. It's been juice in the morning for me, and I'd tell you how that just isn't going to cut it for much longer.

If we were meeting for coffee I'd ask you to fill me in on all the things going on in the world lately. Somehow two weeks ago I went in for an induction and suddenly time lost all meaning and I've got absolutely no idea what's going on in the world. Have I missed anything too important?

If we were meeting for coffee I'd show you all the baby pictures. Because I made a perfect, tiny little human and I just want everyone to know. 

If we were meeting for coffee I'd ask you what you were reading lately. Now that we're getting into the swing of things around here, I'm finally looking for a couple of good books to start reading. I'd love any and all suggestions!

What would you want to talk about if we were having coffee? 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Baby Kensington (Weeks 1 & 2)

I can't even begin to wrap my head around the fact that tomorrow we'll already have a two week old. Until I can get a minute to sit down and actually write her birth story, I thought I'd just share baby K's life in pictures over the past couple of weeks.

1// My first morning with you in the hospital. We had plenty of visitors but I managed to soak up as much cuddle time as I could steal away from the rest of the group. You slept through everyone coming to see you, but we've got the pictures as proof for you later. 

2// This was taken right after your first bath, which you HATED. You cried the whole time, but once we got you some skin to skin contact right after you felt much better. 

3// Sweet baby in a dockatot. This thing has been a lifesaver for co-sleeping. You're not the biggest fan of being swaddled but when you're being fussy it does the trick to get you to sleep. 

4// I have so many sweet baby outfits I can't wait to put you in, but you're still just too tiny to fit into most of them. Yesterday we bought a couple of preemie outfits and those are only a little bit better fitting on you. You're just our teeniest tiniest little thing. 

5// I'm just so in love with those big baby eyes. The jury is still out on what color eyes you might have.

6// We had to take you back to the hospital because of your jaundice levels. You spent all night under the UV lights which was like little baby torture for you, and when you were allowed to sleep next to us you were so much more content. 

7// Your little milk drunk baby face makes us laugh every single time. 

8// You got to meet your great, great grandmother for the first time on our very first Mother's Day. You are surrounded by generations of family and I know it'll be quite awhile before you understand how important and wonderful that is. 

9// As soon as we put you in the car you pretty much fall asleep like a little angel baby. Those chubby cheeks just melt my heart. 

Daniel and I are just soaking up every single minute of baby cuddles while we can. Today I introduced baby wearing, and I feel like I just discovered life's greatest creation. We're so happy, so tired and just so in love with our little bird. I think we're going to be pretty great at this parenting thing.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Peralta, Party of 3: Welcoming Kensington Grace

We're happy, and sleepy and just the most content and cuddly family of three. 

Our sweet little girl has completely wrapped herself around our hearts and we couldn't imagine life without her. 

We love you, precious girl. 

Plenty of stories and pictures to come! 

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