Friday, July 9, 2010


I have a lot to share. It's been a busy couple of weeks. There are so many things I don't want to forget about these first weeks home with Baby Lia.

First, I have to share that Micah is doing SO MUCH BETTER with the adjustment. I honestly think a lot of it was because we were gone for so long. He is just in love with his sister. If she's sleeping, he wants to know, "Why Mom? Why baby sleep ALL DAY?" If she's awake, he wants to kiss and hug her. It's very sweet. He has hit her on the head with a foam sword, but she didn't seem to mind. (And of course we quickly explained that you can't hit babies on the head. Nope.) So, it's good. Getting better.

Micah likes to get in Lia's crib with her and sing. Cute stuff.

Lia. Oh, sweet, sweet Lia. I think I have too many things, so I'm going to revert to The List. The List of Things I Don't Want to Forget. Here goes...

*Lia LOVES when we sing to her. My song for her is the Makbe Song. She giggles and smiles every time. Kevin's song is called, "Super Baby," and she loves this even more. Probably because she usually gets to fly during the performance. Also? There is an acoustic version that Kevin plays on his guitar. Lia loves the guitar.

*Smiles. This girl SMILES. She wakes up smiling at me from her crib - on her belly with her big eyes looking up. It's cute. Even at 5 am. (Yeah, that's her new wake-time. Lia likes to rise with the sun.)

*TEETH. Our girl is teething. Her first tooth started really coming through on the flight home (poor girl) and now she has two! Both are on the bottom. And both are driving her insane.

There they are!

*Baby-wearing. At first, I worried a lot about Lia's attachment. She was SO easy-going and I worried that she wasn't going to figure out that we were Mom & Dad. Then I put her in the ergo. And everything changed. My girl LOVES to be worn around the house. She falls asleep in the ergo (sometimes the only thing that works) and she can spend an entire day at the zoo in the ergo and barely fuss. I really think the ergo has helped our attachment..

*Naps. Oh, naps. Lia is not a napper. Yet. We're working on it. The thing is, I can see she's exhausted, but she will only cat-nap. We're trying new formula and hanging dark curtains (along with blinds) and so far, things are improving. She's happier when she naps. And of course, so am I.

*Rolls. Have I mentioned how much I love having a fat baby? I do. I love it.

*Dogs. Lia adores the dogs. She will scream at them when they walk in the room - she is hoping they will come over to see her. Sometimes they do. They're old - 8 and 9, so sometimes they can't be bothered with a baby. But sometimes....

And then this happened the other day while we were visiting our friends. Both Lia and Poppy are passed out, but they were still cuddling. I was in heaven with my babies. :)

Future member of Team Jacob?
(that was for Poppy's mom :)


  1. Aw so sweet. Lia's early days sound do similar to Zoë's, except for the "fat" baby part. I just want to squeeze Lia. Hope to get to soon.

  2. She's just beautiful. Enjoy the time.

  3. So glad to hear that things are going well. The pictures are great. My fav is the one of the two of them in Lia's crib!