Although the first month was rough since her little mouth couldn't latch well for nursing, I hung in there despite the struggles. I continued "practicing" nursing, pumped, and fed her a bottle for EVERY feeding in hopes that her teeny mouth would grow enough to get a good latch. Well, it did! When she hit her due date, 5 weeks after birth, it was almost INSTANT! She could latch and has been nursing perfectly since. Lots of prayer and grace got me through those hard times. But, it was SO worth it! And, look at her now. Can you tell our chunky girl was a preemie? Can you tell that she had nursing struggles and lost some weight that first month. Not really! Thank you, God, for your grace and strength!
She is such a smiley, giggly, happy, squealy, chunky, pinchable, lovable, adorable little girl! How blessed we are!!! Love you, Rose! Happy 8 months today, dear! :)
++Thank you, God, for our sweet Rose, who has brought so much JOY to our family these last 8 months. Please continue to bless her and bless us as we strive to model the Holy Family.++