Our stuff from Tanzania finally arrived!!!! We’ve been SUPER busy unpacking. It’s quite difficult to do with a toddler and newborn, so it’s going slower than it ever has been. The piles of boxes seem to never end. Oh well. It’s nice to have all our stuff (especially my Boppy).
Eva has had a fun week of helping us unpack boxes with all her old stuff! (Of course she’s more stoked about the boxes and paper than the stuff).
The folks at Red Envelope sent this cute little book and Big Sister medal to Eva:
|Left: Eva on Saturday’s nature walk. / Right: Eva did this on her own.|
Video of the Week:
1. Eva dancing to Sofia the First theme song.
2. Eva running around on the nature walk, asking me to take her picture.
At Damian’s two week check up he weight 8lbs 2oz and measured 20.75 inches long. He’s growing and I’m so stoked! This week we decided to introduce a breastmilk bottle so he could get used to it. We went with the Avent Naturals and he took it fine, without it seeming to have affected his latch. It was only two ounces (that’s all I could get out of my boobies), but he seemed pretty satisfied afterward. I’m going to start pumping more and trying to get my supply up to build a freezer stash. He’s still eating every two hours, though. At night he’s been giving me at least one three-hour stretch, which I’m grateful for. Other than that… he’s been getting better and being “on his own” instead of being worn in the Moby all day. He still won’t sit for very long, though. At 13 days old he lost his umbilical chord stump. And that’s pretty much all that’s new in week two with my little newborn.
Oh, I wanted to get a picture of all his hair before it falls out:
Waiting at the Doctor’s office:
My Mother’s Day gift to me was being able to pump about 4oz at a time.
(This is a huge accomplishment for me, because usually I only get 2 at the most.)
This week I also became a pro at tandem babywearing. It’s really the only way I can get anything done.