Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Big Brother Sims

Sims' transition to being a big brother has been pretty seamless.  There have been no signs of jealousy or disappointment in the fact that his baby sister can't play with him.  He has actually been excited about having Merritt here, and he loves her so much!

When he came to the hospital to meet her, he got to hold her in a chair.  We were all surprised at how long he wanted to hold her.  He watched her and touched her tiny nose and ears.  She was asleep the whole time.  Well Sims wanted to see her eyes, so he opened one of them himself and told everyone, "She has blue eyes."  He was so cute and gentle with her.

We often hear him say, "I love Baby Girl," or "I love Merritt Elizabeth."  (He likes to call her by her full name.)

Recently, he's started saying, "She's my favorite girl," and "She's my best friend."

He loves to give her hugs and kisses and try to comfort her when she cries.  He's also become quite protective of her.  When my mom was holding her, he told her to "be careful with her."

Sims is such a sweet, big brother, and we are so proud of him.  I am so happy that he loves her this much!

Monday, November 4, 2013

She's Here!

I can't believe she's already a month old!

Merritt Elizabeth was born on October 3 at 10:23 in the evening.  She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 inches long.  Since then she has been growing (and eating) like crazy.

So far Merritt has been a pretty easy baby.  She sleeps well at night, even though she goes to sleep really late (around 11:00 - midnight).  I remember that Sims did the same thing, but I can't remember when he began going to sleep at a more normal time (for old people like me who like to go to sleep early).

She's generally very happy, except during her witching hour, which is around 9:30-10:30 at night.  Jason luckily found her kryptonite though - the bathroom fan.  It will calm her really quickly, but it's not much fun for us to hang out in the bathroom for long periods of time.  I'm not going to complain.  Hanging out in the bathroom is better than a crying baby.

Sims has adjusted amazing well.  He is the best big brother imaginable!

I assure you that many more pictures are coming.