Friday, April 2, 2010

She's so "Boo-ti-ful"

I am so in love with this girl. She takes my breath away. I remember hearing people say that about their own babies when I had Carter and I never believed them. Since then, after talking to a friend I realized I had postpartum depression after Carter and it took me about 6 months to truly love my child. I feel so sad that I missed out enjoying this infant time with him, but it makes me appreciate this time with Hayden SO MUCH MORE! And even better than that Carter and I get to experience it together and fall in love with her together every day. Carter tells her several times a day that she is so "boo-ti-ful." And I agree.

Carter is at the age where he is saying the funniest things. I am guessing someone recently must have told him that he has a lot of energy because right before I took the video above he was running around and then told me that he has a lot of energy (and he does!!).

My friend Jess made Hayden these beautiful bracelets when she was born. I have loved them!

Snug as a bug in a rug.
Daddy bundled up Hayden to take her and Carter out back to play ball.

Hayden has just found her hands and they have developed a love affair:

This was on Tuesday, the day we were in and out of the ER. I was running around the house trying to get their stuff so we could go and Hayden was crying in her swing. Next thing I knew Carter was singing to her and she stopped crying. At first the song was slow and sweet, but quickly it turned into this:

Carter can be such a sweet boy, even when it is his own kind of sweetness. Having two kids is so incredibly awesome! We have our struggles, but my heart has doubled in size since it has doubled in love.


Bella said...

Oh man seriously! I just read about your ordeals with the ER. I'm glad they finally helped, but sad that she had to be in THAT bad of shape to do so. I have to admit she is pretty darn cute! Hope everything else is going well!

Dan and Jen said...

OK, I'm in love! Those pictures of Hayden on the couch are to die for! Oh my goodness... I can not believe I haven't held her yet! What the heck are you doing having such dang cute kids and living clear across the country? I'm not sure I can forgive you guys for that. :)

I'm glad to hear that she is starting to do better. My dad said that once upon a time, he and my mom went through the same ordeal you guys did in the ER. They spent all day making trips up to the hospital with Stacey before she was finally admitted. Ridiculous! They better be treating you guys like royalty after that. Good grief.

Amber, I'm so glad that you are enjoying Hayden so much. And Carter is such a cute big brother. We love you all so, so much (seriously, why are you so far away!).