Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last minute date

Mom and Seth stopped by for a visit today and agreed to watch the girls so David and I could get a little alone time together.
So we decided to try a local restaurant that has live bands every Friday and Saturday night.
It's right on the water and warns about alligators.
They take those gators seriously.
The band was pretty good.
And the outdoor deck was packed with those eating dinner and even more tearing up the dance floor.
But the best part for me was the one-on-one time with my sweet husband watching the sun set together.

Tummy Time

After Faith took her bath this morning, we decided to have a little tummy time on the same pink quilt that Grace used.  It's a beautiful and soft quilt that Nanna had made for Grace when she was born.
And I took naked pictures of course.  This picture (I cropped out Faith's little hiney) reminds me of Grace.
We had to cut our session short, however, because little Faith pooped on the quilt. 
Ahh.  The joys of newborns.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pictures of Faith

Good morning darlings

The very first thing Grace asks me in the mornings now is, "Ware's Bait?"  (Where's Faith?)
And then Grace gives her baby sister a kiss and says, "Dud more-ing door-ing!"  (Good morning darling!)
After that she just wants to play, play, play with her little sister.
And anytime we give Faith a bottle, Grace wants to help.  Grace is an amazing big sister to Faith.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A conversation about my breastpump

Momma, I need dat.  (Momma, I need that.)
You need what, sweetie?
Dat air!  I need dat air!  (That air!  I need that air!)
Whatever for, sweetie?
I need tuh pump up my boo-bees!  Yike you! (I need to pump up my boobies!  Like you!)
Baby, you can't pump up your boobies with that. 
Oh-tay.  (Okay.)  And then she sticks the tubes up her nose...


Faith's first visit to the doctor

Today Faith had her first visit to her pediatrician.
The nurse weighed her.  I was shocked to see that she weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces.
When she came home from the hospital on Thursday she weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces.  But my milk came in strongly that same day and Faith has been nursing ever since.
Then the nurse measured Faith's height.  She's grown 1/4 of an inch and is now 21 1/4 inches long.
They also measured her head circumference.
And listened to her heartbeat.
Faith's pediatrician told us that Faith is doing extremely well.  There is no hint of jaundice and she's growing exceptionally well.  She also told us that most breastfed babies are at their lowest weight around 1 week old.  I think she was pretty surprised to see Faith gain so much weight in such a short amount of time and I think we shocked her when we told her that I was producing an extra 30 ounces of milk each day.  I'm sure my milk production will eventually level off (at least I hope so but in the meantime I'm enjoying burning all those extra calories!) 

Faith goes back next week on Tuesday August 3 for her 2 week checkup.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Milk. It does the body good.

Here I am 1 week postpartum.  I can almost fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans.
Here I am just 2 days before Faith was born.  Big change, don't you think?
It's 100% due to the breastfeeding.  My milk came in the day we came home from the hospital and it came in with a real vengeance!  I'm pumping on average an extra 30 ounces of milk each day.  Those 30 ounces are in addition to what Faith nurses.  Producing all that milk is really burning off my baby weight and filling up our freezer!

Monday, July 26, 2010

All the small things

Faith has the cutest little ears!  The top of her ear look just like David's and Grace's.
And I just adore her little hands and fingernails.
Here she is holding Grace's finger.
And I just want to nibble on those tiny little feet!
Her little foot is the length of my finger.
Here's Faith's feet in comparison to Grace's feet.
I love every sweet tiny detail of both our little girls.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

My sweet family

My sweet baby girls
My amazing husband with our girls
My sweet honey bonding with Faith
Our happy family
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