Life as a family of 5 + 2 week check up

I feel so lucky to have sweet Claire. She just slipped into our lives and I already can’t imagine what it was like without her(okay maybe I can, and it involved a lot more sleep haha). Seriously though, these last 2.5 weeks have been wonderful. There have been some hard parts too. The hardest part by far being that it’s winter and I can’t go anywhere. I’m terrified she will get sick! With Lily and J I could go to the park, a walk, to the pool, or even in the backyard, but with Claire we have been home for 2.5 weeks with minimal visitors because I don’t want to expose her to any sickness. The upside? We love our house, we have plenty to do and lots of shows to watch, and no one has gotten sick(knock on wood).

Lily has had a hard time sharing mom, but this past week she has gotten SO much better. She lets me nurse in peace half the time, the other half she is trying to lay on Claire. Her and J smother her with love and constantly want to touch, kiss, or hold her which I think is adorable. Lily still doesn’t understand how to be soft, and I don’t think she wants to be soft to Claire all of the time!

Claire is growing great and at her 2 week check up she was already a pound heavier than what she was at birth making her a wopping 7lbs 3oz. She just has a really calm spirit about her. I can’t describe it, but these first couple of weeks are just so special. I feel like the veil between heaven and earth is so thin when they are newborns and I can’t express enough just how much I love this stage. She gets up every 2-3 hours to eat at night. She snuggles with me most of the time because I just love it.

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We’re all just soaking up this time!

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About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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One Response to Life as a family of 5 + 2 week check up

  1. So so so happy for all of you!! Enjoy the holiday season!

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