Tuesday, January 24, 2012

listing lydia

Have you met my Lydi? You should. 

She's little, she's lovely, and she's, oh, so listable. (And we all know how I feel about lists.)

1. Lydia is a cuddler. She'll sleep anywhere, but she prefers your chest or shoulder, thank you very much. 

2. Oh, and sleeping? She LOVES it. This 4-week-old is already giving me six-hour stretches at night. (Do you think this has anything to do with us threatening her in the womb?)

3. She reminds me so much of newborn Maggie. She even pulls some of the exact same faces Maggie did at this age. It makes my heart burst. 

4. Lydi's obsessed with being tightly swaddled — just like Maggie was. Have you seen these swaddle blankets? I'm almost positive they're the reason my girls love to sleep.

5. She is greeted every morning to Maggie sprinting into her room screaming, "Good morning, Lydia!" It's very soothing, I'm sure. 

6. She loves to stick her legs out crazy straight and up in the air. She actually did it moments after being born, which the nurses thought was hilarious.

7. Lydi's labor and delivery was as sweet as she is. Makes me want to give birth 100 times. 

8. She forgave me for sobbing at random the week after she was born, since I get weepy for circa six days after I have babies. (Makes me want to re-think the 100 births. Oh, hormones.)

9. Lydia's middle name is Carol — after Adam's mom. Both my girls are named after their grandmas (Mags is Margaret Diane), and it makes me so, so happy. I can't wait for them to realize the incredible women they're connected to.  

10. She's already being a good sport about me taking hundreds of pictures of her for Lydia by the Week. (Yep! I'm doing it again.) If you're not careful, the cuteness will make you week in the knees. 

Here are some outtakes from Week 4 (with fake captions by Lydia, obviously).

"Let's do this, yo."

"What pose should I do next?"

"Pensive — always a winner."

"What the what?"

 "Oh, you wanted a smile, didn't you? Typical."


ty and megs said...

that last picture just kills me! what a darling little miss lydia is! so glad i got to sneak in a snuggle while i was there.

mckinay would like me to add: "mckinlay loves you!", because she does. :)

Amy said...

Oooh she's charming. Can't wait to meet her. Love you.

Erin said...

I am not sure my heart can take this post. Love, love, LOVE Lydia. Can I see her? Like now?

Stewart Family said...

Absolutely beautiful! So glad she's being good to you with sleep!

Kara said...

Work it, Lydia! She looks good in every picture. So expressive!

Sarah said...

What an adorable baby...you make motherhood look so easy. :) LOVE her lists. AND I owe you dinner!!

Jill said...

She is positively adorable, Bri! What sweet photos of a sweet girl. I wish I could meet her in person. Someday....

Laurel said...

stop it.
stop it.
stop it.
(and your captions are the best. I just adore you.)

Kelly said...

Aghhh!!!! She is so stinkin' cute. Love this post. She will be so fun to get to know. Glad you post a lot. Keep it up. Love the Lydi by week.

Natalie said...

Congrats, Bri! (And Adam, too!) She is darling. Hope the mother-to-two gig is treating you well.

Craig and Carol said...

Lovely, lovable, Lydi!
So glad you are feeling well enough to do these adorable photo shoots. Love you all and your new little sweetheart.
Love her name.(I'm delighted and honored!)

Melanie said...

She is such a doll!

Amander said...

Aw, I'm so happy I met this little lovely lady today. She's such a sweetheart.

And I can't wait for our double date :)

Marilyn Brown said...

She is so precious, Bri! How blessed you and Adam are with these 2 little girls!