Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm typing this quickly because there is a baby balanced on my lap

Nora is a pretty easy baby. Her needs are simple. She wants to be held, fed, and dry. And also, she doesn’t want to be in that *&(*# car seat. (Actually, the car seat issue is getting better; now she only screams for HALF the time she’s in it. So I’m holding out hope that within a month or so, she’ll be a normal baby and reliably go to sleep in the car.)

The other day, I was letting Jack get a few more minutes of sleep in his car seat and fed Nora on the porch. After she ate, I lay her on my lap and we had a nice little chat wherein she actually smiled at me. I had my camera handy, so I decided to try to get a shot of her smiling, or at least with her eyes open. Unfortunately, by the time I got the camera out and adjusted, she decided she was hungry again.


So I fed her.

milk coma

And then I tried - I really tried - to get her to open her eyes and smile at me again, but this is the best I could do:

eyes open

In other news, did I tell you that I lost fifteen pounds by the time Nora was a week old? It’s leveled off and there I remain, but check it:

15 pounds less

I credit this to the near constant feeding of the small one who has already gained nearly a pound and 3/4 of an inch, inasmuch as you can trust the length measurements, which is to say, she’s still approximately 21 inches long.


Becca said...

Are those REAL JEANS I see? You look awesome! And yes, I also found that feeding an infant round the clock does wonders for shrinking a uterus.

I love the crying picture! Too funny.

Kate W. said...

I also can't believe that you are wearing REAL JEANS but I am in awe that you look showered AND your underarms are shaved!!

Love the pictures of sweet Nora! She is too cute!

Anonymous said...

You look fan-freaking-tastic!

Nora is too cute!

Sleen said...

TOTALLY jealous that you're in normal jeans already--go you!

Heather R said...

you look great! Nora already looks so different! She is such a cutie...glad she is doing better in the car!

Swistle said...

Ha ha! I love that someone noticed your armpits!