I love this little girl so much. For such a little person, she has a big personality It's been exciting watching her grow and change in her first three weeks!
I still feel like we are in survival mode over here, but while things aren't feeling 100% normal yet there are hopeful "glimmers" of a normal routine (I hope it's right around the corner!) Oona has been gifting us with an occasional 3 or 4 hour stretch of sleep at night, she's getting wonderfully fat and is a real snuggle bug.
Some highlights this week:
Monday was a horrid day. I mean, the worst. But Tuesday morning Matt insisted on taking the morning off from work to take us out to get a walk at the mall, despite blizzard conditions and negative-degree wind chills outside. I wasn't keen on the idea, but it's just another reason I am so very thankful to be married to Matt. He's a wise man, that husband of mine. It was the best thing for all of us, getting out of the house and walking laps around the warm mall. I can not tell you how much better we all felt. It's a whole-heck-of-a-lot of work getting a baby, a toddler and a 4 year old ready to go out of the house in freezing weather but I need to learn to just do it because the benefits of getting out of the confines of our house and getting a little exercise are great.
Wednesday we had a sunny day. The glory of a precious sunny day in west Michigan in January! We opened all the blinds and let the sun just pour in. It felt so good.
Wednesday night Oona had her first proper bath in the sink. She clenched her hands into tight little fists and took it like a big girl. She didn't cry a single second! We were so surprised. Olive and Silas hated their first at-home baths. Our littlest is a tough little cookie!