Sunday, March 14, 2010

a comparison

Hollings in the first week
BellaRose in the first week

Hollings at 3 weeks

BellaRose at 3 weeks
BellaRose is of course bigger but I still think that they do look alike. Here I thought BellaRose had a good bit of hair when she was born, I had no idea. BellaRose is looking at the pictures as I type this blog and she just saw the picture of herself in the tub and said "hey that's Hollings", so there you go.
So I have a confession, it seems to be that I have made having a 2nd baby seem like a breeze, that is not the case, but it is SO much easier the 2nd time around. When we are sleep deprived though it seems just as hard. It is tough when we are up all night and can't figure out why she won't sleep, or why she won't stop crying. It is just the trials of having a newborn. It is tough to lose the freedom of just being able to go at will, but instead having to plan my life in 2 and 3 hour segments. There are still the lonely times, but having BellaRose to talk to helps out so much, and music helps too. When I am tired it is hard to feel grateful, but when I have sleep I feel guilty for not feeling grateful ALL the time. We are so grateful that she is beautifully healthy. We do love her so much, and we love our family so much. Sometimes it feels they will be a newborn forever, but here she is already a month old! How did that happen already!

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Love the comparision shots. It is so sweet to see those sisters.

It is a "different" kinda hard with two. I think I had a little post partum with Wyatt just because it was easier but different but harder. I also was so tired and worried about how Rylie was doing and feeling and was Wyatt getting that sweet attention Wyatt got and so on and so on. Maybe its differnt for you and a little bit the same all in one but your right to take it as a sweet time. your such a great mama!!!

Jessica said...

I mean the attention Rylie got....

Byerly said...

Great pictures! -- I remember thinking Chesson would be a newborn forever. It's hard to see past the fog of exhaustion! Sounds like y'all are making the best of it. Big Hugs!!

Kim said...

I love your post. The pics are beautiful and your words are so true. You have such a positive and peaceful way of looking at things that can be so trying. Thanks for inspiring us all!

Julie said...

They do look a lot alike. I love the pictures!

Hope you get some rest soon!

Becky Swann said...

It is hard to not have sleep! You used to tell me that 'someday you will get sleep again' when ellen was born and it is true. It hard to get lost in the everydayness of it but it will pass so enjoy what you enjoy and do not feel guilty when you can't because it is just hard, but His strength is PERFECT when our strength is gone! It is a good thing to have to lean on Jesus!
And they really do look alike! I am glad that you posted the comparisons! Such little beauties you have there!
You are doing a GREAT job!!!

JTP said...

one month? already? amazing! Such sweet pictures! I still remember how tough it was at the beginning- hang in there.... you are a supermom!!!!!

Courtney said...

The comparision shots are really neat too see.. though I don't think they look alike.. I mean they do some.. but to me Hollings has different coloring. She has your skin and hair color were BR has Worth's. I don't know, maybe it's just me.. and I haven't seen them in person, so maybe then I'll think differently.

Can't wait to see them and you in person in a few weeks!

Margo said...

Those pictures are wonderful and I love seeing them at the same age. You are an amazing momma and it is true that it gets harder without sleep, that is just a fact. I always remembered you saying that it will get better, and it was so true. Beckett was really an easy baby but we had those nights after nights of not knowing why he would not sleep or cry and it just takes a toll. I am so proud of you and Worth!! You are both so calm and loving and are an inspiration. Love you four soooo much!!!

Heidi King said...

Love the comparison...they do look alike (minus the hair!). You do have a ease and grace and make things look pretty easy no matter what you are doing...cooking, gardening, having babies, looking beautiful...! I know it isn't always easy, but you are doing a very good thing right now.

Annie Singletary said...

wow, they do look so much alike, it helps to see them side by side.
you always have such a positive outlook on difficult things.
your honest words are comforting because you have this perspective that it will get better, and that is awesome.