|I love her little hand on mine...|
These last 5 1/2 weeks with little Noelle have been amazing, and also very difficult at the same time. First off, she is an angel. She is so sweet! She really is an easy baby, and I'm so thankful for that. We all are smitten with her. The difficult part was the whole breastfeeding thing and dealing with new challenges that came with it. On top of a dose of baby blues...blah. I am so very thankful for my husband, children, family and friends for their prayers, love, support and encouragement. Not to mention our sweet homeschool community that made us awesome dinners! It was just what I needed to get me through the hardest parts.
|A cuddle with Grandma- how sweet!|
This last weekend, in response to outbursts of emotion on the telephone (and the lure of the smell of new baby!), my mom and sister drove down to come help us out. It turns out that their visit was also just what I needed. On top of Mexican chocolate in my oatmeal...has anyone else heard of this for increasing milk supply?! :) All factors combined, I am happy to report we are doing much, much better. Prayer, Perseverance, and People...it's a powerful combination!
|A midnight game of Yahtzee :)|
|The White Tree Of Gondor|
I was up at 1:30am making Elvish Lembas Bread (shortbread cookies) like it was no big deal. My hours are so mixed up! Thankfully the whole up-at-night thing hasn't been too painful this time around.
|Elvish Lembas Bread for your Journey!|
|One small bite is enough....|
|To fill the stomach of a grown man...|