The Face We’ve Been Admiring

Friday, December 03, 2010 8 Comments A+ a-

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Just some quick peeks at the face we’ve been admiring the past few days!  And a few random thoughts to jot down for prosperity’s sake…

  • Overall, she is a really good baby.  She does have her fussy moments, usually between 3:00 and 5:00am, but that’s ok as nights will probably be our few times to be alone.
  • She has a full head of black hair, black eyebrows, and eye color that i have no doubt will be brown in a matter of months.  I am overjoyed as I’d completely given up hope on any of the kids having my coloring… and have bowed to Jon’s superior genes with blond, curly hair and blue eyes.
  • She instantly recognized Hudson’s voice and turned her head the first time she heard it.  It was amazing!
  • She is a great nurser and latched on immediately after birth.  I have no doubt that she played a major part in my milk coming in on the 2nd day. 
  • Ashlynn lost 8ozs in the hospital, bringing her discharge weight to an even 6lbs.  Nothing to be concerned about, and I have no doubt she’ll make it up in the days to come.
  • We see so much of Devyn in little Ashlynn’s face, but as the days pass, she’ll share a look or two that is definitely Reagan.  We believe Ashlynn has Devyn’s nose (courtesy of Uncle Brock) and Hudson’s lips (courtesy of Aunt Christine), and are having fun watching genetics play out.
  • The kids are doing ok, with Devyn stepping into her patient, big sister role seamlessly.  Hudson and Reagan have both taken to Ashlynn so well and now its a fight as to who gets to hold Miss A next.  In fact, don’t be surprised if you come to visit and Reagan won’t share.  In her words, “My baby.”

I’m thankful for a husband who is taking the new few weeks off to help the adjustment go easier; I’m thankful to the family and friends who were willing to watch the kids for us while we stayed in the hospital and got to bond with our newest little girl; and thankful to Jon’s mom who simply polished our house from top to bottom for us.  What a blessing to come home to!

I’ll be sure to share more later.  I’m especially looking forward to sharing Miss A’s birth story with you all, there was plenty of excitement as she arrived the fastest of all our babies.

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Kamma
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12:24 AM delete

Shes just beautiful. Cant wait to hear the whole story. Thanks for sharing! Love you!

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jenn
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6:40 AM delete

she is gorgeous!!

what a great early CHRISTmas gift =)

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Christina
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12:35 PM delete

congrats!!! beautiful!

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Tamara
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1:13 PM delete

I can't wait to hear the story!!! Congrats again!

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Christine
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9:25 PM delete

She's SO beautiful Jenn! We love her so much already. She definitely resembles her siblings (mostly Devyn), that's for sure. Thanks for sharing the photos, keep them coming.

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Becky
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7:09 AM delete

So SWEET Jenn! She is absolutely beautiful! Keep those pictures coming!!! =)

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Karen Hammons
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5:43 PM delete

She is gorgeous!! Congrats and thank you for sharing these sweet times!

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Christine
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7:00 AM delete

She's beautiful!!! I'm so excited for you to be enjoying the transition to a family of SIX! Can't believe it! You are blessed! :)

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