Friday, August 01, 2008

Week Two!

The craziness continues...

The Good:
- Katherine is up to 5pds 12oz, growing well. Still tiny but above her birth weight, hooray!
- The pediatrician said I no longer needed to wake her up at night, which I'd been doing every three hours. This was challenging because it would take me about 10 minutes to get her awake enough to eat, then she'd only eat for a few minutes and fall back asleep. Once I put her in the bassinet, she would wake and start crying. Repeat this pattern several times throughout the night and you have one tired mom.
- Natalie always wants to play with Katherine, which is too cute.
- Katherine is super alert when she's awake like Natalie was. Always looking around, which is rare in an infant. Even the nurses commented on this right after she was born, which was pretty cool.

The Bad:
- Katherine is going through a phase of latching on and off while nursing. Which would be okay if she didn't SCREAM (not cry, SCREAM) as soon as she loses her latch. So attempting to nurse in public is out for the time being. Which means mom is sort of stuck at home. Which I hate.
- Natalie gets jealous and impatient while I'm nursing. See reason above to note that I have to have both hands to feed Katherine to prevent/stop the screaming. Which means Natalie has to be patient. She's three. Yeah, that's going well. We've had a few timeouts this week. Sigh.
- This week was the week between summer preschool and regular preschool, so was particularly challenging. Natalie was home all week and I can't really take the baby out yet. Trying to entertain a three year old all day at home when you're sleep deprived and she mostly doesn't nap is fun. Really, it is. My friend Sarah took Natalie to her house today for a playdate with her son Nolan, which was a godsend.

But overall, things are going well. Here is Katherine taking her very first bath. We let the girls use the big tub in our bathroom and Natalie thought it was great! See for yourself...

First Bath

And here is Natalie showing Katherine her toys
Toy Show

And here she is sleeping, just like Natalie used to with both arms up. I love that.

The other funny thing that Dean and I have both noticed, is that suddenly, Natalie seems so big and so heavy when we carry her. It was like overnight she became this child giant. Really shows how much everything in life is all about your personal perspective.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, you guys! I hope you're well. I love catching up on your life through your posts here. Thanks for sharing pictures of your lovely girls!