What a whirlwind of a few weeks it's been. Millie is three weeks old today and it feels like she's been here for months, but also feels like just yesterday! She is the sweetest thing and I've really been enjoying just soaking up the newborn snuggles, brisk fall walks with my girls and doing a whole lot of nothing. This is probably the first time both girls are sleeping and I finally have a chance to sit and edit and post something.
Dan had a week off after Millie was born, and a week before she came. It was such a special time. We spent the first week just waiting for her grand arrival, and took advantage of the days by going on lots of long walks around Stanley Park, and going for donuts, just enjoying the last few days just the three of us. Then Friday rolled around - Dan's birthday. We went for brunch together and laughed about how this would probably be the last time in a while just the two of us go out for brunch. 10 hours later Millie was born! Sharing a birthday with her daddy, pretty special. I took these photos when she was just 2 days old, she's already changing so much, her cheeks are getting chubbier and she's outgrown her newborn diapers and a few onesies.
I've really been focusing on being content every day, being present and enjoying this stage. It's so easy to just look forward to getting longer stretches of sleep and when she's not nursing around the clock. But when Lindsay shared this old post last week on T&T it really hit home. I've been craving these newborn days, long, sleepy days and nights that all just blend together. It will be gone before I know it, and Millie will be huge and marching around singing Hakuna Matata all day like her big sister! haha.