Monday, March 31, 2014

Juniper Grace // 2 Months

Miss June has been a part of our family for a little over two months now. 
Things are just as crazy as we expected them to be and I LOVE it. Seriously. Even when I'm crying (or cursing) in my pajamas with dried spit up and two upset girls I can't imagine myself doing anything else. Penny has adjusted very well to having a baby around (much better than I anticipated) and it is so fun to see her interact with her sister. Because I'm either cleaning or napping during any free time I have, I haven't updated the blog in a while so I thought I'd share a few photos of June's development thus far.

As I continue to learn about June and watch her personality grow, I'm finding that she is very sweet and sensitive. She knows what she likes and doesn't like and will be sure to tell us immediately. She is very smiley and has the most adorable coos. She loves to be held/carried and wants to bounce constantly. She sleeps very well for her age and is easily put to sleep most of the time. As much as I love the first few weeks of life where they are sleepy and super cuddly, I really love when they begin to interact. It's so excited to know that we have many "firsts" ahead of us. I'm so excited for when she'll reach the age that she and Penny can play together. I don't want to rush too quickly through these first months, but I look forward to the future.

Every time I attempt to take nice pictures of the girls, chaos ensues (notice the footprints in June's 2 month pictures...). I'm certain that for every decent picture I get, I have to take 30 awful ones first. So either those trendy mom-bloggers spend all stinkin' day taking photos of their children, or I'm just the exception where life doesn't always look pretty, fashionable, and well lit :) Regardless, I've accepted it, embraced it, and even managed to find beauty and joy (and humor) in it. For instance, notice a toddler hand in the upper right corner stealing a toy that she is convinced is hers...

As I said earlier, one of my greatest joys is getting to watch Penny interact with her sister. It has been fun to see the caring, compassionate side of her come out. Whenever she walks by June she points and says "buh-bay" and if she's sleeping she'll put her finger to her nose and say "sssssss". If June is crying, she will pat her head (usually too forcefully) or try to shove the pacifier in her mouth. I've caught her trying to pick June up or feed her snacks, as well. Her innocence in trying to help if very sweet. I'm always amazed at how quickly she learns from me. It didn't take long before I saw her picking up her babies and burping them or rocking with them...followed by tossing them across the living room. I definitely don't do that.

I'm so thankful for my little June-bug and look forward to the many memories we'll make as a family of four this spring and summer.
 Snuggling with daddy.
 Those pouty lips are my favorite.


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