Sunday, June 10, 2012

Carsyn Pictures! (finally...)

Its hard to believe that our second princess is already 6 weeks old. Time truly does fly!
Overall, Carsyn has been a really good baby...nursing great; only waking up twice a night most of the time; sleeps great in her car seat...The past week she's been a little bit of a pistol though - every evening she insists on being held for hours and wakes up instantly when you lay her down!  Thankfully, by bedtime, she's so tired that she finally cashes out!

I got my first real smile out of her last Monday, at 5 weeks old. It takes her a minute to focus in on your face, but once she does, she gets a big grin on her face!

Most of you know, but Carysn has a heart issue called pulmonary stenosis. Basically, the valve between her right ventricle and the artery that goes to the lungs is hardened. Cardiology is following her - she had her second ECHO (ultrasound of the heart) done last week - it showed that the stenosis was a little worse. She gets her next ECHO in August. The MD feels pretty sure that she will need a heart cath to fix the valve - but he prefers for her to be 6 months old and over 5 kgs before the procedure. I'll keep you posted. She weighed 9 lbs, 10 oz at her appt this week.

All of the big kids have been great with Carsyn. They still love to hold her and kiss on her. They even fight over who she is "looking" at! Avery loves to help bath and change her. Griffin uses his highest, squeakiest voice and says, "Hi cutie pie!" to her at least once a day. And Graham says "Up Baby" when he wants to hold her, which lasts about 20 seconds each time.

With all 4 kids, I've tried to nap with them on the couch in the afternoons for the first few months of life. Somedays I read for a little bit; some days I doze off; and some days, I just sit and stare at her!  But I never want to have a "I wish I had..." moment in regards to cherishing the baby days in the midst of surviving the chaos!

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