We had a kind of rough weekend. At this point after talking to both my midwife and some friends I've chalked it up to a growth spurt (which apparently occurs for the first time between 7-10 days of age). Let me just tell you in lam ens terms what that means ~ your kiddo is constantly attached fearing that they just might STARVE if you even kind of think about momentarily detaching yourself for I don't know...a shower, a meal, etc. So...it was like a power nursing marathon around here all weekend and I'm not so sure we've reached the finish line but I think we're close. The unfortunate side affect of the increase in night nursing was lack of sleep and a temporary loss of sanity. Thankfully I feel a bit recuperated thanks to my hubby being super hands on helpful at night and of course due in part to the glorious side affect of some much needed shut eye.
Now for some pictures (um...pretty sure that's why family members are here). So without further ado:
Kennedy is still...ahem....adjusting. She is most intrigued by the baby "gadgets" if you will. She asks me about 10-12 times a day: "Momma, why don't we put baby Avery in her swing?". I also get "Momma...I think Avery wants to sit on her play mat or in her bouncy seat". Never mind if she's screaming or nursing - Kennedy's pretty sure she knows what baby sister needs. So..when Avery's content ,we've appeased Kennedy's desire to see her in said gadgets.
She woke up yesterday saying she didn't want to go to school so it was my first official day with both girls alone. We did a lot of this (except more accurately I would be nursing):
Kennedy makes sure to tell me when I need to make an adjustment because "shes just not comfortable". Oh my.....
Being home with both of them made me get a bit creative even just to get in the shower:
Survival mode! I only opened the shower curtain about 532.7 times to check on them. Kennedy would look at me and say "I'm not pushing her Momma, I'm being good". She was not telling a lie either - she was a very big helper while I showered at lightning speed.
The main things I told her I wanted were:
~Some really pretty silhouette pictures
~Some pictures that captured Kennedy's fascination with "the belly"
~Some pictures that showed us making light of us not knowing the sex of the baby
I'd say she more than delivered - wouldn't you? I just feel like she captured "us". Mmmmm....makes me happy! =)