Since Donovan's birth (3 weeks ago today!) I think we've had all of 2 days of cloudiness/rain-- otherwise it's been sunny and gorgeous. Today and yesterday it's even been much warmer, nearly 70F. I don't really know what to think of the weather, I'm loving it but keep expecting it to change back to dreary and foggy. We've been taking advantage of it though, taking Donovan out on walks nearly every day.
Today we went on a bit of an adventure, taking Donovan in for his first trip into Geneva. We drove in and then waked down towards the water along the Quai de Mont Blanc. It seemed all of Geneva was also out enjoying the weather. After walking up and down a ways by the water we tried to go find a place to sit and hang out for a bit (aka Starbucks-- no smoking!) but everything was packed, again people taking advantage of this rare spring-like weather in the middle of winter. Then I realized we were right down the street from Debbie's apartment and I gave her a call figuring she'd be home (she is on bed rest after all) so we stopped by and chatted with her and Gary a bit and showed off Donovan, then headed on back home. Zach was apparently expecting us to deal with a few minor catastrophies like diaper blowouts, etc, with Donovan's first big outing, but he actually slept the whole time in his car seat.
Feedings are going better, although some days it feels like we take 2 steps forward and then 1 or 2 steps back. One he latches on and is drinking he does great, but sometimes it takes him a few minutes to get to that point-- I can't get him to open his mouth wide, or he'll latch on for a few seconds then pull away (several times just as my milk starts gushing and I literally squirt him all over his face). And there's times I feel like we have a great latch and technique and other times when I still don't know if we have it right or not. And perhaps right now I'm just feeling a bit tired and so more down about it all than I need to be.
Hmm didn't mean to end this post on a down note, but dinner's ready so I should go.