Monday, February 04, 2008


It's been unseasonably warm here to we went to the park yesterday. I thought I had my strength back, but once I got to the park, I'd wished I brought my phone so I could have Bjorn pick us up. I was quite tired. Plus, Meg did NOT appreciate riding in the stroller.
I asked Andy to pick out shoes to wear to the park and this is what he brought me. He looked like a good German boy with his sandals, pants and green socks.
This is a great picture of Liz, but Meg looks like someone told her she looks like Santa Claus in that red jumper with white socks. I can't blame her, no one wants to be told they look like an old fat man.
Here she is peacefully sleeping so you can see her face. I still can't see that she resembles anyone yet. As you can see, she's wearing a lot of Andy's old sleepers. I am finding the outfits with legs are the best since they cover her feet and don't ride up as I try to feed/change/comfort her. Unfortunately, she's not quite big enough yet for the size 0-3 months and only a couple of the newborn outfits fit her.

No surprise, we're struggling with sleep in our house. Meg slept beautifully the first couple of days at home, waking just twice to eat and go right back to sleep. Then she went through two days in a row of waking every hour, at least, and then refusing to go back to sleep. Fortunately, Bjorn is still home and has been able to help out a ton and let me get a little rest. Last night, she was up off and on from like 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., but then settled down from 1 to 4 a.m., I fed her and changed her diaper until about 4:45 a.m. and then she slept until 9:30 a.m. I can handle a schedule like that. The only problem will be when Bjorn goes back to work this week and we don't have the luxury of sleeping as late.

The hard part I'm finding is understanding her cries. Well, they're more like shrieks and they really do command my attention immediately or I start to sweat a little. Seriously. What a clever trick of biology to cause such anxiety in the mother of the infant so ensure I care for her immediately. Good thing she doesn't know what she's doing or her teenage years could be even more difficult.

Andy continues to be a good sport about the whole thing. He hasn't yet said he wants the baby to go back. We have been trying really hard to make sure he feels he's still getting lots of attention. It also doesn't hurt that all our friends who come by have brought a present for him, too. He's not excited about going to school right now though. I don't think he's put it together that the rest of us aren't going to work right now, but I think he definitely senses something is up.


  1. Anonymous1:03 PM

    What? We couldn't have taken a picture when she was sleeping peacefully as I held her during the second half? heh.

  2. Peacefully sleeping is boring. You know that.