Sunday, February 24, 2008

Into Town

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.


  1. Give yourself 3 more weeks...I really feel like something magical happened around 6 weeks old where everything actually starting working. We achieved a bit of a rhythm (which of course changed again) that lasted longer than a few days. :) You guys are doing so well enjoying the sun and getting little D lots of Vitamin D. :)

  2. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Babies aren't a science.

    And, anyway, he might just be a picky eater. Nothing personal.

  3. Marcy
    I have been keeping up with your blog through google reader (I find it easier to keep up with everyone that way). I love the photos of gorgeous Donovan!
    What a cutie! Loved the story of the pee accidents. My brother and his wife have a 3 month old (my first and only niece)...They have their share of pee accidents too! ;-)

    I was trying to get a hold of SWISS MISS on BONJOUR DE LA SUISSE. I left her a comment, and saw that you had left her one back in December. She was off to the Maldives for a couple of weeks and then her blog went quiet. ANY idea what happened to her. I know she was supposed to stay in Switzerland for another 6 months to a year and then move back to CA (that was in July 2007 she told me) any idea where she is?

  4. OMG, I just re read your post, and by chance clicked on the Debbie link...ok so obviously that answered my question....
    So she is still there. Why is her blog so QUIET? bed rest... I have to go check the rest of your post (like a dummy, I got soo excited, that I stopped reading and went back to comment)

  5. It looks like you had a great time today, what a great day to storll around with Donovan and your mom! Isn't this weather amazing? I actually think I have spring allergies coming on :) I've been sneezing like crazy. We tried to go skiing on Saturday but had to turn around b/c the traffic was SO a km every half hour. Needless to say, i was quite happy :)

  6. I second what sarita said--it gets markedly easier at 6 weeks and then again at 12 weeks...and so on. And hey, at least your milk supply is plentiful!



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