Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Sweet Kaitlyn has been in our lives for 6 short weeks. Kaitlyn Vanessa was born at 9 p.m. on March 14 weighing in at 6 lbs, 10 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Experiencing childbirth for the second time, I was amazed once again at how great a creator our God is. All of us are miracles! Kaitlyn is just perfect. So far, she sleeps a lot, eats almost as much, spits up half of that, and does a pretty good bobble-head impression. Thankfully, she's good at enduring the enthusiasm of Hannah, who loves to hug & kiss on her.... and pull on her legs, sing loudly in her face, and swing her with all of her toddler might, which is quite mighty I must say! I'm sure one day she'll understand "gentle"??

Today, Kaitlyn had her 6-week check up and her first round of immunizations. All went well until the needles came out. :( She's growing, growing, growing.... up to 10 lbs 4 oz and 23 inches long. And we've got some medicine that hopefully will help with her volcanic eruptions. I'm telling you, she doesn't just spit up, she gives herself a bath about twice daily. Fun stuff!

Hannah, who is almost 3, is quite the drama queen and entertainer around our house. She LOVES being a big sister and has been talking & singing to her long before she was born. Now that she can hold her and "play" with her, it's so exciting for her. Hannah enjoys singing and dancing to music, drawing, "reading", playing outside, and doing big girl stuff like helping Mommy around the house. She especially likes to make things in the kitchen. Today we made rice krispie treats. Yum! Daddy is also proud that she enjoys watching football with him and is able to throw her own toddler-size football quite well, "stepping into her throw". How 'bout that!

Life is precious, and short. I was reminded about that once again this last week as we unexpectedly buried the dad of one of our students. What a gift we have every day we're with those we care about. It's so easy for me to be busy, busy with to-do lists and daily activities. I'm trying to learn to slow down a little, at least in my mind, so I don't miss out on what's really important. I just want to soak in this time with my wonderful husband and my girls!


AmyG said...

Hello from India! Auntie Amy is sure happy to see the Braswell family online! Three cheers for joining the blogging world! :) Your girls are beautiful. Blessings to you guys, :) Amy G.

Boundbrook Lane said...

You are awesome, Tina!! Your girls are beautiful and I'm so proud to be your friend!! Keep the blogs coming. .. I love reading about your Nashville life!

Becki said...

Tina, thanks for including me in your blogging list. You have two beautiful daughters! I will certainly look forward to updates about your precious family. Let me know if I can be of any help in your business when you get back to it! Becki