Wednesday, November 6, 2013

We love Grandma and Grandpa!

This week Mom and Dad came to visit their new grandchild.  We have had a wonderful week.  As first time parents we really appreciated the love, support and encouragement.  They helped out in some big ways like encouraging us to get our baby weighed which helped us know there was a problem with gaining weight, to small things like letting us know all the tricks and trades to dealing with babies.  Our baby is now eating and sleeping better.  We found out today that she gained 220 grams this week which is about double what she gained in the previous two weeks combined.  The small things were also helpful.  Who knew that baby acne was normal?  Also tips on burping, holding, and so on are most helpful.  Mom was always great to make us nice food (Maris doesn't have much time and I'm not much of a cook).  Today we blessed our baby and it was great to have Dad stand in the circle.

Probably the most incredible thing was when they unpacked their suitcases.  They had two of them that weren't very big, it was just like the miracle of the 2 fishes and 5 loaves of bread that Jesus used to feed the masses.  They kept pulling out all sorts of presents, big ones small ones, baby presents, Christmas presents.  The most incredible thing I have ever seen. 

Mom made a beautiful quilt  with Russian nesting dolls on it!

 One square had onion domes behind the Russian nesting dolls.

 Of course they brought tons of good food to eat!

Mom made an amazing meal.  We aren't used to having so many different things to eat at the same time!  Thanks for the good trip Mom and dad, we love you!

1 comment:

  1. wow! I love that quilt. I hadn't seen it yet. the Russian nesting dolls are so cute!!