I know I owe lots of people phone calls and thank you notes. I'm sure some more photographs or videos would also be appreciated. Soon. I promise.
Highlights of this week included taking the kids on their first walk (it's been so cold here!) and (drumroll please...) getting them both on a decent sleep schedule. I hesitate to post this for fear of jinxing myself, but they've both been sleeping nice long stretches each night. I know we are very, very lucky!
Some notes from this week:
- smiling in the morning
- napping in the bathroom with the shower on
- sticking her fists in her mouth
- napping on Grandpa's tummy
- looking around the room
- EATING! (every two hours these past few days!)
- having her diaper changed
- taking her antibiotics
- when the bottle is taken out of her mouth
- tummy time
- the dog licking her face
She is starting to sit up much better and will reach for objects and hands that are placed in front of her! She will also now lock her legs and put weight on them sometimes and push away using them. Hooray for progress!
- looking at himself in the mirror
- feeding himself
- scooting around the floor
- having his diaper changed (He laughs and laughs.) as long as he gets to hold the tube of Desitin
- holding on to his sister
- patty cake with Grammy
- being tickled and kissed
- touching electronic devices
- being put to bed
- seeing anyone eat when he's not eating
Atticus is starting to be able to stand when his hands are held!
I think we're all adjusting well to being a family of four. I'm quickly learning that I need to let go of some of my expectations about how we would parent. Gone for now are the visions of homemade organic baby foods and cloth diapers. Maybe those things would work for me with only one baby, but this week we've had two adults around the house all day and we've still barely managed to get the laundry and dishes done without somebody screaming their head off that they're not getting enough attention. We'll probably transition over to non-Gerber food sometime soon, but I think the cloth diapers are out of the picture permanently. I feel guilty about the environmental impact of disposables, but the extra work combined with Paul's sensitive gag reflex are making me think it's not worth it for us.