Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lydia May

This little girl has the cutest face. So sweet to look at.
However. When Lydia is awake, she is usually crying. Her crying face is still cute, but I would rather see it content. I sometimes wonder if we will ever see her smile for real, because it doesn't seem like she's ever actually happy.
Lydia is much different than Morgan was as a baby. I think Morgan was probably the easiest baby ever, so now Lydia has to make up for the ease of Morgan's newborn days. Where Morgan was happy to be held, in a swing, lying down, whatever, Lydia won't let you put her down, and sometimes isn't happy unless you hold her just the right way.
Morgan, however, spit up 24/7. It's a wonder he grew because it seemed like he spit up everything he ate. Lydia doesn't spit up nearly as often, and hardly very much at a time. So, point for Lydia.
Nights. I think they are getting worse. I'm pretty sure colic has something to do with it. The last three nights she screamed till the wee hours of the morning before going to sleep. And then her sleep was very restless. She also has been waking up more frequently at night, and having a hard time going back to sleep.
Sometimes I think we have a drama queen on our hands. Everything is a huge deal, the end of the world! But the moments when Lydia is awake and not crying, and it isn't the middle of the night, she is so delightful. We really do love her.
Morgan loves being big brother. He is a great helper too. He is always so happy to fetch a diaper, or blanket, or the gas relief drops, etc. I can hardly keep him from touching her every moment. He is soft and gentle, but he doesn't let her sleep or eat, etc.
I hope I don't sound too negative with this post. The last couple of days have been especially rough, so it may have colored my perceptions a bit. I love my little Lydia and am so happy to have her.


Lora Dawn said...

I think you have extraordinary children!
It warms my heart that Morgan is so sweet with Lydia.
And that Lydia is a living doll.

SouthfieldFam said...

She sounds a lot like Ryker as a baby. Target sells this stuff called gripe water and it's all natural and it was a life saver for me! it has fennel greek and it's supposed to just soothe their little tummies! Good luck! She is GORGEOUS! Morgan is such a studly big brother too! :)

Jana Lee Bumblebee said...

I think she looks so sweet in pink satin booties. Try that gripe water. Don't know anything about it except what previous poster said, but with mega-crying baby
(AARON!!!) I was ready to mega-try anything.

Deborah Austin said...

She is so sweet!!!

Stephanie said...

she is the cutest newborn alive. And I love the last pic with her mouth all curled.