Sunday, April 29, 2007

Busy weekend

We had a busy yet wonderful weekend.

Friends RSG and Sacha, Alayna and Mateo came to visit, bringing gifts and food and laughter. Thanks so much!

Kylie is back to her birth weight of 7lbs 12 oz.

She LOVES to eat at night. Starting at around 8:00pm she'll do three to four 45-minute feedings with around 15 minutes in between. During these cluster feedings, I sit and sweat profusely and ask the nearest person to bring me a glass of water every half hour.

At around midnight she'll settle down and will let us sleep 4-5 hours before waking us for the next feeding (God Love Her!) Karen has done most of the 3-4am feedings.

Each day Kylie improves with nursing. Today I had to put a bib around her because she was dribbling milk onto her outfit. I absolutely love to see her blissed-out, milk-covered, smiling face.

So far, she tolerates her baths really well.

I like to just rinse her with a warm washcloth. We only give baths with soap every 2-3 days. So far, her skin is doing really well--no dry patches.

My mom-aka Granna- brought her this beautiful dress.

She also brought me sweaters and shoes and such that both she and I wore as babies. I love having some of these heirlooms to pass on to Kylie. Here's one of the sweaters that both Mom and I wore modeled by Kylie.

I"ll be sorry to see my Mom leave tomorrow night. But Karen's mom and sister will be here in a few weeks.

Hope your weekend was as good as ours.



Anonymous said...

She is such a beauty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Your joy simply glows from you.

Stacey said...

congrats on her reaching her birth weight! she is so cute!!! love the sweater that was passed down!

Anonymous said...

the family heirlooms are very special.

Holly said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend.
I still can't get over how beautiful she is!
What a wonderful happy family!
So happy to see both of you holding her - it's amazing!

ohchicken said...

you two have made such a beautiful baby.

Dee said...

She is so beautiful!!! Love the sweater.

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful weekend. Yay for BF doesn't take them too long to get the hang of it. You've gotta love the "milk coma"!
The dress and sweater from your mom are precious. What a wonderful tradition to be able to carry on.

The Mad Hatter said...

OMG I wanna cry she's so beautiful ... congrats so many congrats to you both she really is a heartbreaker :-)

Kisses to the little one xXx

Anonymous said...

dear Karen and Wendy, she is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations! Our baby girl was born 5 weeks ago so we know exactly what you are going through at the moment. Life is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

She is seriously beautiful! It is so nice that you have something that has been passed down over the generations :)

Anonymous said...

She is so beautiful. You have a beautiful family! Enjoy them!

SassyFemme said...

She's just beautiful! What a wonderful thing to have the family heirlooms to pass down.