Sunday, October 30, 2011

1 Month Later

Lia just turned a month old. WOW.
It feels like I completely missed October. Pretoria is so BEAUTIFUL with its purple Jacaranda Trees, and I almost missed it!

Life is settling in to a 'normal' rhythm. I no longer have a mom or mother in law here to keep Anke busy during Lia's feeds. I'm doing my own dishes and hardly get a nap due to feed and sleep schedules :)

I know it is a pretty dumb idea, but why we don't grow an extra pair of arms for n year or two, I don't know... (Than we would not need a community, right).

I have not cooked a single meal in a month! YES! Amazing right! Love being in a church community! I love my DOXA DOXA BK Family. So blessed by so many servant heart!

Praise Jesus for friends! They are our extra pair of arms! Could not do life as it is, without YOU!

Lia is having a hard time with cramps! I'm not sleeping that much, but its just a season!

@ 2weeks Lia weighed 3,18kg
@ 4weeks Lia weighed 3,8kg
She is no longer wearing new born clothes. She is more awake and wiggles allot more than a couple of weeks ago!

We love having two girls and Anke is getting more and more used to her new life! Oh, Anke has 3 new teeth since Lia was born! Ouch...
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Big Sis Anke

So how are the older sibling/s supposed to react to this new baby? Anke was only 18 and a half months old when we brought Lia home... Except for the first weeks crying tantrums, I think she did awesome!
Here she is helping Mommy, give Lia a bath.

Lia loves to bath, and Anke loves helping. One of the best things I've learned (from my Aunt) is to wrap Lia in a towel and put her in the tub, with it. Slowly open it as you go along. This way, there are no arms and legs flopping around = no screaming baby = happy mom and sis.

My mom stayed 10 days during my hospital stay and first week home and Martins mom, came the week there after and stayed 11 days. i loved having them here, and truly miss their help and companionship!

Our big Sis is helping (playing) by putting Lia's dirty close in the laundry basket, and diaper in the trash can... She is so cute trying to help.

She gives Lia soft kisses on the head, and love to touch her tiny toes.

So far, so good.
Anke is truly Miss Grace...

and we L O V E her!

Welcome Lia Mari Bravenboer

Welcome sweet baby Lia Mari Bravenboer

Born on Thursday September 29th, 2011 at 10:35am
Weight: 3.2kg Length: 49cm

We are ecstatic to introduce you to the newest addition to our Bravenboer Family!
We are totally I N L O V E with this girl.

We believe God has an enormous dream for Lia,
and we can hardly wait to enjoy this journey with her.

Daddy, Mommy and Anke