I decided to post some of my own pics for a change. The first ones were actually taken by Mom because I was giving Cate her first bath. She did pretty good the first time since she didn't know what was going on. Since then, every bath has been a delicate balance of her testing out her lungs and me trying to stuff a pacifier in her mouth with one hand while trying to soap her up with the other.
We've had a pretty good week together. We've been getting out of the house and going for walks in the park. She's been sleeping fairly well at night...I think there was only one night this week where I was pretty sure someone had switched my sweet quiet baby with a howler monkey.
I try to be a good mommy and not laugh at her when she whacks herself in the face with her flailing fists. Since she doesn't really have control of her limbs yet, she probably thinks I'm the one whacking her in the face.
She turns one month old tomorrow.
Best parts of the last month: her facial expressions and "smiles," putting her in our bed at night when she's wide awake and staring at her wide eyes, watching her sleep on her daddy's chest curled up on the couch, guessing who she looks like (my long toes, cory's eyes), getting to see her family, grandparents, and great-grandparents fall in love with her for the first time.
Toughest parts of the last month: learning to sleep in 2 hour increments (though I think I am getting used to it now...it just takes some adjusting), boo for stuffy noses! she hates it when I have to try to use the nose sucker, I made her bleed once with said nose sucker, overwhelming feelings of responsibility and inadequacy (what will I do if she _____ (gets sick/won't sleep/runs off with a toddler twice her age/gets abducted by aliens/never learns to swim)!?)
I really have enjoyed being home with her. Here are some pics I've taken the last couple of days. I caught some of those precious smiles!