Look who is being friendly!
Alright. Thatâ€™s a staged photo. What you canâ€™t see outside of the crop is my hand on Maggieâ€™s tummy, holding her close to Henry. Hah. She is still really unsure of this invader.
I can imagine her little pea-sized brain churning: â€œWho is that? Why does he cry? Why does he smell like pee? Has mom still not figured out diapering? Why does mom hold him all the time?!â€
Fast friends, Henry and Maggie are not. But maybe one day.
Last night was our first decent night. Weâ€™ve figured out how to put Henry down at night in the bassinet. He canâ€™t just be fed and plopped down; heâ€™s got to be cradled and soothed back to sleep first. Then, heâ€™ll sleep for nearly two hours, when I wake him up to eat again. It sounds super exhausting, but it hasnâ€™t been so bad. Itâ€™s broken sleep, but itâ€™s sleep.
Then, I wake up early and entertain Henry, take out the dogs, and do some work and chores. The Husband sleeps another two hours or so, and we swap â€“ I go back to bed. Itâ€™s a really nice system. I wish we could do it forever, but heâ€™s got to go back to work at the clinic on Wednesday.
So, almost a week post-birth and I am finally regaining my appetite! Hereâ€™s a dayâ€™s worth of eats. Eaten mostly on the couch and in-between Henry feedings.
Breakfast: banana oatmeal.
Lunch: grilled cheese, cherries, apples, hummus and chips.
Snacks included snickerdoodles, pistachio toffee, and almonds.
And dinner: tofu stir fry, courtesy of Chef Husband.
Of all those delicious eats, the best food of the day were definitely the snickerdoodle cookies. Yum. I wish we had another boxâ€¦
Thought of the Day:
â€œWe’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.â€ – Bill Watterson