Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Little Sweet Pea

Our little Sweet Pea is still a LITTLE sweet pea. It is so hard to believe that we have had the pleasure of holding her in our arms for two months already.

And yet, she is just now the size of a newborn.

Bethany now weighs in at 8 pounds 6 ounces, and is roughly 21-1/2 inches long.

She is beginning to awaken more from her usual slumberland days. The once content little girl that quietly graced the NICU is no longer.....

.....for she seems to be mainly unhappy at this world she has found herself living in, and is not shy in the least to tell us all how she feels. Car trips both short and long are rather unpleasant as she screams from the time she is put into her restraints until the time she is released. Thank goodness for the pacifier, as it will provide some solace from the incessant cries, PROVIDED someone is manually holding the thing in her teeny, tiny, but LOUD mouth. Though we try our best to appease her, no amount of holding, rocking, slinging, swinging, or singing seems to be enough to satisfy her days. The smiles that seemed to be so imminent from her lips last week have faded to a questionable memory. Grandmas and Grandpas seem to be the only ones who have the super powers necessary to keep her calm for extended periods of time. (OK, OK...she DID do very well and didn't complain at all last week when she suddenly had to take bottles of frozen milk for 3 days following a CT scan I had to undertake)

Though she may still be undecided about how she feels about us, we love her to pieces......from her soft brown hair, to her skinny little toes. Her sweet blue eyes shine with knowledge and wonderment as she learns more each day. We take in every happy moment, and relish the calm that occasionally is ours. We watch her grow, and speak lovingly to her, ever the while searching for that soon to come first smile. We hold her carefully and cherish her deeply.....she is our sweet little Sweet Pea.

1 comment:

Alison said...

Well, that's interesting. It would seem that our girls are in the exact same phase of development right now. Ava is also experimenting with foul temperment and screams at me all day long as well. I hope it's just a phase!