Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Second Week of Firsts

Kate is two weeks old today. Despite her early issues with feeding, she is back up to her birth weight now (normal even for babies who didn't experience as significant a weight drop after birth) and the pediatrician pronounced her "perfect" at this morning's check-up.

This past week, we've gotten more settled into our new routine, and have taken Kate on a few outings, including...

Her first walk around the neighborhood. She's not wild about being strapped into her car seat, which snaps on to her stroller at this point, so she cried for part of the walk, but it was nice to get out in the unseasonably warm weather and get a little exercise as a family.

Yesterday, Kate had her first trip into Nashville, which included her first visit to a restaurant--Cozymel's in Cool Springs. She was so good and slept through our entire meal. After lunch, Kate had her first visit to Granna and Opa's house (Matt's parents') where she got to meet her great-grandmother for the first time.
And, not as momentous, I suppose, but she wore her first "outfit" for the occasion (i.e. not a sleeper). I love her little footie sleepers, but it was fun to dress her in "real clothes" yesterday. She is still too small for size 0-3 mos., so she wears newborn-size sleepers and sleep gowns all the time. Even this little outfit required rolled-up sleeves and pants pulled up to her chest! Also in the above photo, you can see the "push present" Matt got me--a right hand ring featuring a garnet (Kate's birthstone) and two tiny diamonds. Matt is an awesome daddy, as I knew he would be. Last night, he let me sleep while Kate wore her fussy pants and refused to sleep more than 15 minutes at a time until 4:30 in the morning. At that time, I got up to pump, and insisted he go to bed while I handled Miss Fussypants. Wouldn't you know, she went to sleep in her pack & play then and stayed asleep til morning, while I slept on the couch nearby? :0)
Poor Daddy--he's a trooper, and is well-deserving of the afternoon nap he's taking right now.

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