Family of 4

posted Apr 20, 2014, 10:30 AM by Heather Campbell   [ updated Apr 20, 2014, 10:33 AM ]
I haven't updated in almost a year but I need to get back to it because we are now a very happy family of 4!!!  If it wasn't for this website I wouldn't know any of Ryan's milestones and I want the same for our sweet new addition, Hannah.

Since my last update so many things have changed for us.  Ryan is now 3 and has been potty trained since last June.  That has been such a huge success and made our lives so much easier.  He has also been talking non-stop which is AWESOME!!  I love having our silly conversations together that typically end in laughter.  He is such a sweet, funny boy full of personality!  I can't believe how amazing he has been with his new little sister.  I thought he might be jealous of Hannah since she would get so much of Mommy's attention but he has been so incredibly sweet.  He wants to help with her any chance he gets and always has to know right where she is.  He hugs, kisses, and touches her constantly just to be near her.  Every time I see them interact it melts my heart.  I surely hope he stays this excited about having a little sister.
 He definitely has his grumpy moments, like any toddler, but he makes my world such a brighter place each day! 

Hannah is already a month old today.  I can't believe how fast time has gone by this last month.  She's already changed a lot in such a short amount of time.  She's growing so fast and is getting stronger each day.  She amazes me with how much head control she already has so I don't think it will be too much longer before she can hold it up on her own. 
When Hannah was born she was spitting up a lot so we didn't want her flat in the crib.  Instead, we used a raised bassinet for a little while.  I was nervous because I didn't want her to get so used to it that she wouldn't like the crib.  However, when it was time to move her to the crib she did excellent.  That was a huge relief. 
The first 2 weeks with her I was getting up about every 3 hours and now she's already sleeping about 5 hours  at a time so I typically get up once a night.  I can't complain about that.  She also naps really good throughout the day and eats like a CHAMP!  Haha. One of my favorite things right now is the way she looks at me the entire time she eats.  It's so sweet to stare into her beautiful eyes.  I also love all the cute sounds she makes.  Anyone who's been around her long enough calls her squeaky.  She's always making some sort of sound whether she's awake or asleep.  I'm so excited to watch her grow and change quickly over the next several months.

Now that our family is complete we are excited to share many special memories together and enjoy this beautiful life together!