Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First week

I can tell life with two kiddos is going to be a juggling act! We're all doing really well, and Steve and I keep commenting that we feel so much better and have more energy than when we brought Bianca home. So far, the biggest challenge has been meeting the needs of both kids (sometimes one has to wait!) and keeping Mia protected from Bianca's enthusiastic affection! B wants to hold her, kiss her, and play with her, so I have to keep watch constantly. B is already settling in and accepting Mia being here as normal, so she's not getting quite so agitated when she cries. Steve is home from teaching this week, but things are getting crazy with basketball starting. He already has practice and is spending his little free time making practice plans and telephone calls. The next three months are going to fly by!

Bianca finally got to make a birthday cake for Mia and daddy. Aunts Kendra and Sarah helped.

Holding Mia. She got up the nerve to hold her on by last Thursday night and has wanted to hold her several times a day since.

Trying to make sissy laugh.

Mia with Farmor (Steve's mom).

Do you think she's proud to be a big sister?

Mia is a pretty easy baby so far. She seems even older than 42 weeks to me--she has really long alert periods, she's an expert nurser, and she can hold up her head with pretty good control. We've had lots of cute moments...Mia gets the hiccups a lot and does a little squeak when she hics...so Bianca always says "Mama she's laughing!" and then tries to imitate the noise.

She had her first pediatrician appt yesterday and is already back to her birth weight and gaining! I learned that she's the Jacobson family's biggest baby--cousin Jillian was the next largest at 8lbs 1oz. Bianca was a narrow thing at 7lbs 5oz...it's fun to have a baby with some chub!

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

So cute! Sounds and looks like all are doing well. That's great news she is nursing so well and already back to birth weight--good job Mia!! :)