Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bits o' baby alphabet

A is for awake...

Emma's daytime alert periods are definitely increasing in length and frequency. Airbaths, short walks in our early spring weather, and normal water baths are some of her favorite 'awake' time activities so far.





B is for bullet...

As in 'baby mullet' or 'bullet' for short. Some day we'll get around to fixing that, when handling sharp objects is not quite so hazardous.

C is for cuddles and chocolate milk...

Although our life is sorely lacking in routine at the moment, we have managed to combine the amazing glass-bottled Twin Brook Creamery chocolate milk with our Keurig frother for...ta da! some truly delicious hot chocolate. This is the sweet nectar that allows two somewhat sleep-deprived parents to unwind at the beginning of another night in newborn-land. One of us is usually cuddling the miss Emma to sleep at the same time.

D is for Daddy...

One congratulatory email I received from a friend who recently gave birth to twin baby boys noted that it is amazing to watch as the husband 'becomes' the daddy...and I wholeheartedly agree! The way Andrew holds Emma, talks to her, comforts her when she is cranky, and generally just adores her--all these things melt my heart.

E is for 'eatey, eatey, eatey!'...

Emma has been growing ferociously! At her public health nurse check 3 days after discharge, her weight was down to 6 lb 4 oz. Then just 4 days later (after many 'sharkie' frenzy feeding nights) she weighed in at 6 lb 13 oz...that is 9 oz in 4 days, which explains why this mama felt like that girl was ALWAYS eating... "Eatey, eatey, eatey" is also what I coax Emma to do when she is a bit sleepy at the breast...


F is for 'furry nanny'...

We think Sophie is adjusting well to sharing attention with the little miss. She is often noted to 'guard' our upstairs bedroom/nursery from crazy kitties and is almost always quite interested in what we are doing with the little miss.


G is for...I have to go now! :) Time for me to eat as baby will be waking up soon...hopefully will be posting more often as Emma grows and becomes more accustomed to a diurnal life.

Daily photos
available on my flickr site.

5 comments:

Judy said...

you are such a sweet writer - are you sure you want to stay a nurse? I see a second career.

Paula said...

oh it is so wonderful to see yr posts, your thoughts and feeling about motherhood. I am so excited to hold both emma and cody this weekend..!

Jen said...

Andrew looks like agreat daddy. Seeing Joe become a daddy made me fall in love with him even more.

Ok...enoug0h sappiness fron thus reader. ;)

Deanna said...

Great post! What are airbaths?

Rae said...

Deanna--airbaths are when you let the baby be loose and fancy-free (no diaper!) helps air out the skin, prevent rashes...