Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2 months!

 I don't know why she looks freaked out here, but she was being a happy and smiley girl until I brought out the camera.
 No need to be shy, honey. No one else in the family is!
This baby girl, oh, she is so sweet. Maybe a bit of a mama's girl but only because mama has the milk. She likes to go to sleep in her crib, alone and she sleeps almost all night long. She'll smile at Jacob, and likes to coo at the Fox in the painting above her changing table.

She can finally focus on the little stuffed animals on her bouncer and will spend 20 minutes there, talking to them and trying to grab them. She likes baths in her bucket tub and oddly tries to put one foot up out of the water every time.

It's so much work to have her and at the same time, it's really nothing at all. I can't believe 2 months have gone by and I want it to slow down and speed up all at the same time!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

7 Weeks

 Jacob and baby Yoda! Her ear is not really that big, I promise.
 Something compels Jacob to pose whenever I try to take a picture of her.

So. Things are moving right along.

My maternity leave ended and I started back in July. It was mostly self imposed, as I could have taken up to 10 weeks, I believe.  But working from home isn't really that bad and we'd probably be home anyways while she napped! I'm only back 3 hours a day, instead of the 4 I intended but I'm planning on adding an extra hour in during the mornings. If I can only get up before 9!

Elise is growing like crazy and I believe she weighs about 13 pounds now. She's started to smile at us and it pretty much kills me dead every time. Gummy baby smiles are like crack. This is why people have more than 2 kids!!

I don't think I'm going to have more than this though. It's a lot of work and I am not getting any younger. 

Jacob has adjusted to having her around and he's now into asking to hold her a lot. She doesn't seem to mind for the most part, but it's only for a minute or two.  I think Jacob gets bored if she doesn't try to suck on some part of his arm or face.

We're all sleeping well and I'm eating like crazy, darn nursing hunger, as well as getting out of the house more. Jacob is in a sports camp for a couple of days the next few weeks and he's certainly enjoying it.I tried to get him into a preschool, but it turns out that if you aren't poverty level poor, you have an education, you weren't 18 when you had him, and he's too smart? They don't let you go to pre-school early. I feel horrible because I thought we would be accepted, no problem and Jacob desperately wants to go to school. We are on a waiting list, so we'll see. Maybe there is a chance!