Week 10 (Mar. 5 – 11)

52 Weeks :: Week 10, Day 2 [2 weeks old]

10.1: 2 weeker
Tessa at two weeks old…

  • the newborn honeymoon phase looks like it is over (she cries/fusses like a normal baby)
  • favorite place to sleep is still on our chest; not content to sleep in the swing or bouncy seat during the day for more than 5 minutes; occasionally she’ll sleep in the swing for an hour or two at night
  • at her two week appointment, the pediatrician confirmed she’s eating well and growing: 7# 6 oz. (she’s gained a pound since leaving hospital), 20.5″ (grown an inch)
  • remaining umbilical cord fell off today
  • she’s nursing on demand about every 3 hours but at times still has to be woken up during the day to eat (we wake her during the day to make sure she’s getting enough so she doesn’t wake up as much at night)
  • she took a small bottle of soy formula but then coincidentally (or not) was really fussy for the next couple of days. We’re trying to introduce  bottle feeding now in case we want her to take a bottle here and there later on.

Since I’m already in the habit of taking pictures regularly, I’m going to try to take a headshot of Tessa every Friday (or Saturday). The pictures will be grouped in this set on Flickr. I hope to keep this up until she’s 12 weeks old. Depending on how that goes, I might try to do it until she’s one. Who know though, life might get too crazy to keep up with this too.

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52 Weeks :: Week 10

10.1: Postpartum
At two weeks postpartum, the weight Lucia gained during her pregnancy is gone, according to the scale. She’s not into her pre-pregnancy clothes quite yet though (a little baby belly is hanging around). Now she wants to lose the 20 pounds that have crept on in the last 5 years.

And I didn’t even have to blur out the numbers on the scale before posting this picture online! For whatever reason, the numbers on the scale did not photograph all at once.

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10.2: Rev It Up!
Mallory and Jonathan had another daddy-daughter date at DH’s mid-busy season Rev It Up party. They got to bowl (Mallory’s first time), play air hockey, and play some arcade games.

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10.5: Bye-bye Fran
Sadly, Gran’s two week visit came to an end today. What are we going to do without her?? She helped us so much with all three girls, cooked many meals and kept the house in order by folding lots of clothes and not letting the dishes pile up in the sink.

After we dropped Gran off at the airport, Lucia turned to the girls in the car and said, “We are going to miss Gran, aren’t we?” Chelsea’s frantic response to that was, “MY Gran!” (notice she said Gran’s name right). Lucia then told her, “Gran’s getting on an airplane to go back home to Gramps.” Chelsea seemingly understood what that meant and sweetly said, “Bye-bye Fran…”

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52 Weeks :: Week 10

52 Weeks :: Week 10

10.6 Bubble Season
The weather is slowly starting to get warmer, so that means we are starting to play in the backyard again. And backyard time usually means bubble time, so that’s what we did today.

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10.6: There’s an app for that.
Chelsea knows her way around Lucia’s iPhone. She can unlock it, knows how to take pictures, and can find her games. She likes a drawing app where you just doodle or stamp a picture on the screen. After playing with the phone today, she showed Lucia what she drew and proudly said, “spider!”  Not bad for 26 months old.

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10.6: Teamwork
The big girls ask to hold their baby sister at least once a day. When one asks, the other wants to hold her too. So, to keep everyone happy, they hold Tessa together. Mallory gets her top half and Chelsea holds her feet. For the time being, this works.

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10.7: Signs
We are seeing signs of spring outside after what has seemed like a colder/longer-than-normal winter.

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