Sunday, October 26, 2008

The latest and greatest

- Em is likely going through a typical growth spurt (happens 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months -- more or less), so she's been having even more cluster feeds (constant feedings, starting an hour apart, which means a lot of boob time if you keep in mind that feedings typically last about a half hour, 45 minutes). Luckily my big boobs are serving me well and keeping up with Em's needs.

- She had her first bath yesterday! She seemed ok with it up until we had to wash her hair.
First bath

- Our baby girl is suffering through some baby acne, which is perfectly normal but still a bit sad. I took her to the pediatrician to make sure it wasn't a rash. (It's not.) Sadly she'll probably have it for a few more weeks. She's still super cute, with or without it. (New pics on Flickr, if you're a friend/family.)

- We took her for her first stroll on the nearby beach bike/walk path yesterday. It was nice to get out in the fresh air and to get a bit of a workout, although Em was passed out the entire time.

- I slipped away for a couple hours today to get a grossly needed pedicure and manicure. My hands and feet feel sooooo much better. Next up? A massage and facial, hopefully sooner rather than later.

- Other than the above, it's baby business as usual around here. I'm hoping to venture out of the house a bit more this week with Em, so we'll see how she does. I'm also looking forward to introducing Em to some visitors over the next few days. We're continuing to learn our way around this whole parenthood thing, which isn't easy as things are constantly changing, but we're having fun.

"Jack, you have issues. I'm trying to understand why you run around with a rubber boob strapped to your chest. I mean, were you ever breastfed? My guess is no." - Roz Focker, Meet the Fockers

22 comments:

  1. Zoe had baby acne and cradle cap for her first month... I was so glad when it cleared up, but like you I still thought she was absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad you're getting out to pamper yourself! Loving the pics on flickr! :)

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  2. You should get your baby Baby Braces to go with The Baby Acne. And then tell her You Can't Go To The Middle School Dance with her. You know, just for Fun.

    xoxo,
    TDR

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  3. what a cute little head of hair. glad to hear that you are recovering too... :)

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  4. Babito had the baby acne too for a few weeks. It'll go away before you know it.

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  5. Cradle cap is nasty. Both my kids had it and I remember my mom helping me by pulling off giant frosted flake like particles. EW.

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  6. Growth spurts are really hard on a breastfeeding mom. I think the twins are having one constantly, lol.

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  7. The top of Em's head is super cute! :-)

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  8. good to hear you're still finding some time to get pampered yourself. :)

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  9. Yay! Glad to hear it's going so well... and that you're taking time to take care of your busy mommy self!

    ... and I totally hear ya on getting used to mommy hood- it's a crazy, awesome experience!

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  10. Glad you're having fun!

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  11. I saw the flickr pictures earlier . . . totally cute! I'm glad to hear that you three are doing well :)

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  12. I don't mean to scare you, but I didn't like my hair washed up until 8 years old.

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  13. aw sounds like you guys are doing just fine with parenthood :)

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  14. Always changing...that's parenthood! ;) Love the pic of Em getting a bath. And I promise not to say anything to her about her acne if she doesn't say anything about mine. :)

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  15. that picture breaks my freezing little heart.

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  16. I'm really glad to hear you are taking care of yourself (mani/pedi) because it's important!

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  17. It sounds like you guys totally got the hang of this parenting thing! Em's a lucky girl!

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  18. Darling photo ... so glad you're not afraid to take her outside. I got such looks from people when I took Tabby out when she was little. Old ladies need to chill. ;)

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  19. the bean is going through a weird "i'm going to cry whenever you come near me with the shampoo cup" thing right now. bleh.

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  20. so glad everything is going great and that you got some you time in there :)

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  21. good for you for taking care of yourself and getting the mani/pedi! it sounds like you guys are doing great as a new little family =)

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  22. Sounds like everyone is settling in well. The picture of Dad bathing her is precious!

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