Sunday, August 31, 2008

labour of love

Babies are hard work. Like really hard work. Duh. Just had to put that out there.

Breastfeeding challenges have continued, though they are getting better. Maya still has the occasional bloody meal, which I absolutely hate. She seems to be doing well on my breast milk, though; she seems content after feeds and sleeps well. The big test will be on Tuesday when Charlotte (our nurse) comes to weigh her. She has been down about 4% from her birth weight and I am really hoping she'll come up again by Tuesday.

Maya's umbilical cord fell off this morning. What a milestone! Now she has a real belly button and it's oh so cute. I considered taking pictures of it but I think I'm the only person who would enjoy them.

Things Maya likes:
1. Eating
2. Eating
3. Eating
4 Spitting up
5. Being swaddled
6. Making monster sounds
7. When I talk to her
8. Being cuddled in bed

Things Maya dislikes:
1. Waiting to eat
2. Wondering when that boob is coming
3. Waiting for mummy to take her shirt off and get that boob ready already
4. Waiting for the next meal
5. Being changed
6. Being naked
7. Being bathed
8. Being burped

Sorry for the disjointed post. My brain is all over the place this morning. Here are some photos from this week...

Baby Feet: I like them.
"Miss Spit Up Queen Vancouver 2008" (note the spit up on baby girl's right shoulder)
Maya and grandma (my mum)
Maya's first adventure going outside (we went to the drugstore for more diapers!)


Xbox4NappyRash said...

oh she is really gorgeous.

Hilary said...

Love those sweet little feet :)

Fertilized said...

What a beautie!! Love her

Jenni said...

so cute! Is she a red head, or is that just the light?

christina(apronstrings) said...

she's lovely. you two will get there. bfeeding is so hard at first...or so i've heard. i have also heard that if you cann get thru the first few weeks....