Thursday, December 23, 2010

Back to My Life

Today has been amazing.  Brendan had to go into get some stuff done at work and it didn't freak me out at all!  Ingrid and I ate breakfast, I got in a shower, Otis is now nursing thanks to the help of my new best friend, the nipple shield.  Things have gotten a lot more relaxed around here.  Phew!

Ingrid and I wrapped presents for Daddy and Otis, we folded laundry, listened to Christmas music, and ate snacks.  I put Otis in the sling for the first time, but before that Ingrid wanted to see if she still fit.  She does, but man, after holding her chunky monkey butt in it for five minutes, Otis seemed even more tiny!  He just snuggled right in and fell asleep as we went about our business. 

And speaking of tiny:  one of my favorite newborn pictures of Ingrid was her in the bouncy seat.  Looking back at the seat now, it's amazing she ever fit into it, you know?  So I had to take one of Otis, too.  He's such a papoose in his swaddle blanket, a baby burrito barely taking up any space in his seat at all!!

Someday we'll look back at this and sigh and say remember when he was that small?? 


MaryAnne said...

Yay! You all look wonderful!

Yelli said...

Congratulations!!! Glad the BFing is working out (nipples shield did wonders for me too!)He is absoultely perfect and adorable!

Fiona said...

Amazing! Sounds like you are all doing really well and I still can't imagine how mothers of more than one child ever manage without a sling or wrap. I love how it allows you to get on and do regular stuff with your older kid, whilst being close to your baby. What a sweetie Otis is :-)

Oh and nipple shields were my best friends too. Hang in there, because if you can get it established, breastfeeding will make your life with a new born and active toddler SO much easier.

sunnymama said...

Oh what a little cutie he is! Congratulations! :)

Jami said...

Oh I'm so happy to hear you are doing so well!! And I'm glad the breastfeeding seems like it's going to work out! I bet Ingrid is so so happy to have her momma back. One of the days she was at my house she asked to fold laundry with me, but I guess ours just isn't as interesting as yours, lol. Have a great holiday weekend. I'll be jealous when I'm doing a hundred crazy family things. <3

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Sounds like you are settling so well Amber :) I agree Nipple shields are awesome especially for a litte premmie mouth xx Otis is just devine and I am so happy Ingrid is being a fantastic big sis, xx merry christmas xx