Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Week 4: Pediatrician visit

When she was just born, Cecilia had to have her blood taken several times from her foot and she rarely showed any real discomfort. Then, at the two week doctor's visit she got another blood sample and went ballistic. It took me about half an hour and some comfort nursing to get her to calm down enough to place her in the car seat. So, when we had her one month check up I was prepared for her to cry inconsolably again, but she seemed to be just fine. I don't know if it's the fact that Seth held her, but it was no big deal. I have heard that the first vaccination visit (two months) is another painful crying session, so I'll be prepared for that.

Week 4: Daily routine

The sleep part is getting better, I'm improving on my nap-taking. Plus, she's beginning to sleep for longer stretches of time at night. Although, she still tends to be pretty fussy about falling asleep in her crib around 4am and I tend to pass out on our cozy chair with her in my arms for brief stretches of time.

Week 3

Friday, June 26, 2009

Week 2: Forced effort

Never knew a baby's face could turn so red and scrunch up so much just to pass a bowel movement. She can strain for a surprising amount of time before accomplishing anything, making all sorts of faces and grunting noises in the process. It clearly seems difficult to poop while laying down (in fact, she likes to be propped upright in her swing chair - we've officially named it the poop chair).

Week 2: Spelling issues

At the hospital we asked all sorts of people how they would spell Cecilia. And the answers were split nearly 50/50. We've unfortunately doomed Cecilia to have to deal with this for the rest of her life. Even I've spelled her name both ways until we finally settled on an official (on the birth certificate and SS card) spelling.

Week 2: Pediatrician visit

Not everyone can appreciate the unique flavor that is Seth's humor. The pediatrician did eventually laugh, but it took her a moment before the absurdity of the statement sank in.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One month old!

Week 1: Switch to cloth diapers

Yes, we are using old school cloth diapers. They tend to soak through with urine pretty quick, so we are doing all sorts of laundry. But it still seems way cheaper than disposable diapers, especially when she can go through about 4 diapers in ten minutes. Cecilia is not fond of having a dirty diaper on her body.

Week 1: What a newborn can sleep through

The vacuum surprised me most of all. Although, she doesn't sleep quite as deeply anymore.

Week 1: Still pregnant?

Things are looking much better nowadays. It's just flabby skin and non-baby weight gain left. I just look like a pudge.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Start of a new life

I've finally managed to upload a few comics since the big day. Hopefully, I can trickle some more in over the month as things begin to settle down. Cecilia is growing more and more each day and gives me plenty of material to draw. Thanks for sticking with the blog, it will get more regular soon!

Pain tolerance

A whole week early!