Thursday, September 27, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Hmm seems she might be hungry, should I feed her?
Should I change her diaper first, or save it for the middle if she dozes off?
How long should I try to burp her?
Is she fussing because she has to burp or because she's still hungry?
What should I do to entertain her during her awake time?
If she's getting cranky does that mean she's ready for a nap, or if I try to get her to nap that will only end in a meltdown?
It's really amazing how many choices you have to keep making all day since someone isn't old enough to make decisions for herself quite yet. I never would have thought making choices would be so much work, but by the end of the day I'm happy to have someone else make a few decisions about when to change diapers and how to keep our daughter happy. I guess making choices is what parenting is really all about. The choices I'm making now about diapers and naps aren't that significant, but overall the way we spend our time with Orelia is showing her who we are as parents. I think so far we are passing muster, but I'll let you know if O tells us otherwise.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Now that we have a new (well, almost 6 week old!) love in our life, I should share how things are going with our new love and our first "child," Harper.
Particularly in the beginning, but even still to this day, she gets upset when O cries. She used to cry (whine) right along with O and essentially plead with us to get the crying to stop. "Give her a good lick!" Harper seems to tell us. "I promise the crying will stop!"
Orelia's first week home was very exciting to Harper, and Harper would hate to leave her for even a second. When she went on walks with John, she was constantly pulling him to get back to the house and "her" baby.
Monday, September 17, 2012
I was trying to take some photos of O in her cute Ralph Lauren outfit on the blanket her Aunt Barbara gave her, and I thought I was doing pretty well getting her to smile and look happy. See below.
Then Daddy arrived.
And our girl lit up.
I know, girl, I think he's pretty special too.