Thank you for all the wonderful comments welcoming our little one. It has been such a joy reading your words and I've appreciated every one of them. I was particularly pleased to even see a comment from my ten year old nephew (thank you Ansel!!)
It's been fun sharing pregnancy and birth experiences with these two bloggers, and we are soon to be joined by at least two more. Oh! And how could I possibly forget this friend who is also expecting any time now.
Today, my little one, mi pequeñin, is already 24 days old. How time does fly.
He has already lost that "newborn-ness". He's put on over two pounds and has been raising his head off my shoulder for the past ten days. But he is still such a fragile little thing and has been battling first, conjunctivitis, and for two weeks now has been horribly congested. Is it just a myth that nursing babies don't get sick? It's heart breaking to hear him wheezing for air in the middle of the night. Lately I've just had to hold him upright until morning just so he can breathe easily. Luckily, it hasn't affected his appetite.
I'm so tired of winter. I blame all this illness on the freezing temps. Poor Peanut has had his share. He's been running a fever on and off since the day before his brother was born. Keeping them separated has been a difficult task. Peanut is so proud of his new role.
(This photo was not staged...he posed with that book without any prompting from me).
Peanut was not even able to meet his brother until he was five days old. And all he wants to do is hug him and give him kisses...both are off limits, but I did sneak in one photo of the two of them.
It's been tough keeping him occupied, but luckily Peanut has been the recipient of many surprises that have accompanied gifts for the babe. Like this gorgeous crayon-holder bag with a fresh pad of paper from Michelle. This great gift has provided endless hours of drawing time and Peanut loves that each crayon has it's own special pocket.
Michelle also sent these wonderful burp clothes that have been so useful that I have put them to use immediately (thus no photo). The fabric even matches the bibs from Sarah. Thanks for such a lovely and thoughtful gift Michelle!
I had received such beautiful flowers following our hospital stay.
The blooms are long gone now and I miss them terribly. Guess in part that is due to the fact that I'm hating winter so much right now. Thank goodness for this flower making kit.
(found at Target).
I quickly put some of these together to brighten my day.
Not quite the same as the real thing, but it will do for now.
Posts don't get any more fragmented than this one. Maybe it has something to do with celebrating leap year today. Or maybe I'm just too sleep deprived to care.