Sunday, January 25, 2009

Milla Update

I think it is true what they say... With Mary Alice, and even with Major, my days were spent holding a camera, snapping away, getting hundreds of pictures of my precious newborn in their first weeks of life. I don't feel like I have as much time for that type of crazed photojournaling with Milla. Perhaps it will get better as the weeks turn into months. For now, though, you can enjoy a few of the pics that have been snapped of our precious Milla in the last few weeks. She is a doll. I actually enjoy getting up with her for those middle of the night feedings most of the time. :) Her sweet little face makes the lack of sleep totally worth it. :) She is developing into quite a chunk. I love it!!! I love seeing those fat rolls appear, because I know that the more quickly the fat appears on her sweet face, the sooner it will disappear off of my body!

Milla is a bit of a fusser. She likes to be held all of the time, and rarely sleeps in her bed. I am hoping that she will outgrow it. A sling would be nice at this point. My arms sometimes need a break. Milla seems to know if I am holding her, or an imposter. She is brilliant and discerning already! :)

Here are a few pics of the girl. I especially love the ones of Milla and her Superbrother. He loves her more and more all the time. Whenever she cries, he tries hard to comfort her, which usually involves pushing a button to make music or waving a stuffed toy in her face. So sweet. He is a good brother, not such a good comforter, but a very good brother.

I just joined Facebook, at the long time urging of my sisters. (They have been bugging me about it for more than a year!!!) I finally caved in! I have been enjoying connecting with lots of people that I haven't seen in years. It has really been fun, but, more than that, is an excellent way to keep in touch better with my brothers and sisters. I have learned so much about them already. People have been asking me to post pics of Milla, but I simply haven't had time.

Okay...gotta go... Milla is calling me. :) Enjoy the pics of our double-chinned cutie!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

She's Here!

We are so happy to announce the arrival of our newest little blessing. Milla Josephine Smith was born at 11:02 AM on New Year's Eve Day. What a wonderful way to close out 2008! Milla was 8 lbs and 2 oz. She is precious! Her favorite thing to do right now is eat eat eat...followed by her second favorite thing, sucking on her tiny fists. What a special gift from God she is!

She has a broken right collarbone due to a quick delivery. Other than that, we think she is absolutely perfect. Milla means "gentle" and "pure". Her middle name, Josephine, means "God will add". We are so thankful to God for this gift He has added to our family and can't wait to see what the future holds for little Milla.

Here are a few pics of our sweet little Milla.