Monday, February 04, 2008
Day 2 of Parenthood
We took advantage of a happy, sleeping Donovan after coming home from the pediatrician's office to take our first family picture. Notice we even got Sierra into it. She's been doing quite well with the baby, by the way. She was pretty wide-eyed and cautiously curious yesterday after we came home. She's seeming a bit more relaxed now, she'll come up to him and sniff close to him but doesn't show any signs of aggression or much distress, really. She did jump about a mile in the air earlier today when she was sniffing his foot and he moved. She did also decide last night that Donovan's car seat would be her new favorite napping spot. We had it up in our room, and I guess she figured that Donovan had taken over her bed, so she might as well take over his car seat.
The rest of us are doing well. Donovan's been pretty calm and easy so far. He's spared us any really ear-piercing wails so far (I'm sure those will come with time) and when he does cry it's actually pretty cute b/c his bottom lip quivers really fast. He and I are working on the whole breastfeeding thing, we've made significant progress just in the past day and a half, though he's still having a bit of trouble opening his mouth wide enough to latch on well, and he also does this thing where he sucks on his own top lip and tongue which is absolutely adorable to watch, but can be frustrating when he's supposed to be sucking on my nipple.
I need to write out a post of the labor story, and I'll do that soon, but for now I'll just say that the birthing center experience was lovely, I'm not sure I could have managed an un-medicated birth in another setting. It was so nice to be able to move around and have space and options and use the tub. It was also really great to have mom and Zach there to help me out. I have to say, though, I'm not exactly looking forward to doing that again anytime soon...