Monday, August 24, 2009

Sarah Elizabeth

So to start thing off I am going to blog about Sarah Elizabeth and the things that have happened in her short little life.

On July 26th we blessed her. It was the most beautiful blessing I have ever heard and not because it was for my daughter but because of the things that Jeremy blessed her with. He blessed her with love, compassion, and kindness. Also to be forgiving and to put healthy thing in her body. He blessed her with a knowledge of love and with a knowledge of the impact she will have on the people around her. During the blessing he kept calling her Sarah so that is what we will call her. Jeremy calls her Sarah Elizabeth and I do sometimes as well but mainly the girls and I call her Sarah. She truly is a little princess in our family.

So our little Sarah was born on June 24th weighing in at 5 lbs even and 17 3/4 inches long. Well our petite beauty has turned into quite a robust beauty. At a 6 week check she weighed 9 lbs. 8 ounces and was already 22 1/2 inches long. She is quite the eater. She is a very good baby. For those of you who talked to me a lot during pregnancy you knew that my biggest fear was having a hard baby. Sarah Elizabeth is anything but that. She has a very sweet spirit and I am so grateful that she came to us. She has the daintiest cry I have ever heard and it really is quite pathetic. She sounds like a little lamb but a very quite little lamb. When she gets really upset then she gives it the good old cry but that isn't to often! The girls adore her and are fantastic big sisters. Speaking of sisters I met my little sister for the first time the weekend we blessed Sarah. I will make a separate post about that.

We are now getting ready for school to start and I am anxious to see if I can do a regular routine. I will start next week preparing for school and think that it may be a bit tricky but Sarah is in a bit of a good routine now that if I just get up early enough, like right after her morning feeding, I should be able to have the girls out the door on time with happy little hearts and full bellies. I am anxious for the girls to actually be learning again. The summer has made them a little slower especially since the baby came so early I didn't have a lot of time to do the reading logs, and math stuff I wanted. I have let a lot go this summer but am okay with it. In the big scheme of things the girls won't remember and more importantly I have been able to be okay with it which is a big deal. When school starts the real work will begin but at least my baby won't be so brand new!

All in all the Riley's are good and happy! We hope you are too!