Three generations at the Olympic Sculpture Park on Mothers Day
My mom is here for a month to spend some time with her first grandchild and to help me navigate this foreign world of caring for a newborn. We go for walks in the neighborhood and we've had a few outings by car, but for the most part we are spending our days bouncing, shushing, changing diapers, and oohing & aahing over baby. It's amazing how time flies doing 'nothing' all day!
Baby LM (I'll use her initials for now here on the blog) is nearly 4 weeks old now and it's amazing how much she has changed already. Every day she's a little more alert and interested in her surroundings.
Vicki and Belinda, yes, you were right, I didn't have much time off to rest and relax before LM arrived! My due date was Wednesday April 14 and my maternity leave started on Saturday April 10. I had a feeling that she would come late and I could enjoy a week at home to nest. Well, I was admitted to the hospital on the evening on Monday April 12 and she was born the next day, in what was the first episode of probably many where this girl shows me that I am not entirely in control of her...
Allison asked about the search on iTunes for white noise that I mentioned in my previous post. We purchased a few different "Hawaiian ocean waves" tracks, one of them is an hour long, and often we play that on repeat through the night. I'm not sure if it really has an effect on LM but at least it's relaxing for me and Tim. Once we get her to sleep, she's good about sleeping most of the night - from midnight to 8am or so - save for waking every 2 to 3 hours when she wants to be nursed or needs a diaper change... So I spend a fair amount of time each night lying in bed while nursing the baby and scrolling through new posts in Google Reader on my mobile phone - I haven't been commenting much but I'm keeping up with everyone!
Mary mentioned the Rockabye Baby albums, we have both Coldplay and U2 and they are awesome! Who would have though that delicate lullaby renditions of rock songs would be so enjoyable.
So I'm ready to emerge from the fog of being a new parent and start sharing some new sewing projects with you!