Monday, January 16, 2017

Four weeks!

How has it already and only been 4 weeks?? We are loving our new life with Gabby!

Still a layer of snow/ice covering the farm...melt, please!! Another photo of us all bundled up...going to be the only outdoor baby photos for awhile!

Zoey looking depressed that baby play time is happening before dog play time today.

Haven't seen any 'real' smiles yet, but lots of sleep smiles!

I was brave last week and I took Gabby to meet a bunch of our mainland friends. I managed to time all of the feeding so that there was never a hangry baby in the car seat - high five for me! (And for a baby who falls asleep in the car!).

Loic and Maelle were so sweet and cute with her! It was kind of surreal that 'my' baby Lolo (the first baby I was around all the time!) was holding my real baby!

First story time with Bailey! 9 months apart is a lot at this age.

Abby says enough baby photos now, time for farm running please!

So frozen out there on the pond that we could cut a bunch of branches on the far side that we've never been able to get to before.

Friday, January 6, 2017


Ms. Gabrielle!

Born December 19th at 2:05 am, weighing 8 lbs 10.5 oz.

So many photos already - it's impossible to choose just a few!

Other than the actual pushing out a giant baby thing, Gabby has been making this a smooth few first weeks (oh so scared to even type that and jinx it!). 

But really, I had mentally tried to prepare for possible difficulties feeding her at first and for no sleep. Instead, she latched on within half an hour of her birth and has been feeding like a little piggy ever since. She is pretty much hungry every 3 hours on the dot and is oh-so-happy every time she gets near the 'feeding stations'. At night, she and I both half wake up (she is in her bedside crib co-sleeper that we made her) and I slide her over, nurse her while still lying down and then slide her back over to her bed. We've been going to bed at 8 sleeping from 9ish-midnight, then until 3ish and then 6ish. Usually we get up around 8. 12 hours in bed means at least a good number of sleeping hours! The last few nights she has been up for awhile in the middle of the night doing the loudest grunting and pushing noises. Poor girl is a bit gassy (don't even get me started on the diaper-less projectile poo incident).

Loosened swaddle so she could bicycle her legs!

We've been doing daily hikes now (Gabby in the ergo carrier) which is really nice even though it's so snowy and icy here. We've also gone out to dinner and breakfast, to the farmer's market, and on a bunch of errands. We went to Victoria for the day last weekend and had a lot of fun even though it was freezing cold! 

Everything is good on the farm. We had a surprise ram lamb born New Year's Day! So glad we live where it isn't normally this cold...definitely a lot more work to haul water around and make sure our house water doesn't freeze!