So here is the 8 week update on our sweet little Paisley. She is getting so big! She is smiling a lot. She really lights up when Lexi talks to her, that sister bond is already showing. Last night Paisley slept until 5 am!! Yay Paisley!! Now lets just hope she continues that! :) Here are a few pictures of our little Paisley girl.
So I am a little behind sharing about our fun Mother's Day, but better late than never right? So on Mother's Day we got up and ready for church. Right before we were about to leave Rabu and Lexi sneak down the hallway and then Lexi comes out with a bag and a silly grin. They gave me my mother's day gift, a couple charms for my bracelet. I love them! After church we stopped at Wendy's to grab some lunch before we got on the road to my mom's house for a Mother's day dinner. Lexi was so sweet, she wanted to sit by me and cuddle with me. I don't know if she even understood the day, but she was sweeter than normal giving me lots of hugs and saying those sweet little words, "mommy, mommy".
On the way to mom and dad's Lexi took off her pony tail holders and put them around her legs, she is so creative. She finally fell asleep, and it was so funny that she had the pony tail holders still on her legs.
When we got to mom and dad's we relaxed and played with the nieces and nephews. It was a great time! Paisley also gave me some great smiles for Mother's Day. What a sweet gift.
What an honor to be a mother, God is so faithful. I love my kiddos!
Our sweet little Paisley is already 6 weeks old! It is amazing how quickly the time flies by. She is getting so much bigger. She is starting to fill out. Her little legs are starting to get that adorable baby chunk! I love chunky baby legs. She is so much more aware of what is going on around her. She is having longer awake times during the day. Thankfully her extended awake times are not during the night. She is actually getting pretty good at sleeping for at least 5 to 6 hours strait most nights. Thank God!
Notice the dimple on her cheek! Lexi has one on the opposite side! They each just have one dimple. Cute, cute, cute!
I am still on maternity leave for another six weeks. I am so thankful for being able to take 12 weeks off from work. I am having such a wonderful time getting to know my little Paisley.
Lexi is warming up to Paisley more and more every day. She will come by me when I am burping her and pat her on the back and shush her. She will also play with Paisley's hair. Today Lexi was playing with her baby doll and was rocking her, shushing her and asking her if she wanted milk. She is a good little momma!
Recently we had a very fun evening. It is just the simple things in life that make us laugh the most. Since Paisley was born, I have cooked some but as to be expected I do not have the energy to cook every night. One night Rabu picked up Pei Wei on the way home. I like to eat my Teriyaki Chicken Bowl with chop sticks. So of course Lexi wants to use chop sticks too. Amazingly she got the hang of them. Granted she had unconventional methods of getting the rice on the chopsticks but she used them just the same. I am so proud of my smarty pants Lexi Bear.
Oh then after she was done using them to eat, they quickly transformed into drumsticks. She and daddy had a great time "playing the drums".
After the drums we moved into the living room to play, and it soon turned into Tickle time! :) I love tickle time, we get the best giggles and laughs from tickle time.
Paisley was dedicated on April 26th. Rabu and I believe in taking our children before the church and dedicating them to the Lord. What that means to us is that we are giving ourselves and our daughter to the Lord and dedicating us to His service. As parents we publicly proclaim that we will do whatever it takes to provide for our child and to raise her to the best of our ability to follow God. Here is the scripture that we picked for her life scripture.
Ephesians 3:16-19 (New Living Translation) 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
It was a very sweet moment for our family. We were blessed to have both of our mothers there with us. Lexi and Paisley's Godparents, Ward and Patty Seibert and two of their sons, Jackson and Dylan were also there. We are so blessed to have such wonderful people to be in our children's lives. They have some amazing grandparents and godparents. One funny moment was when Pastor Brent asked to hold Paisley and I began to hand her over, big sister Lexi was very protective of baby sister and was not completely thrilled with him holding her. It was very cute. Here are a few pictures from the service.