2 and a half week update
Melanie is more than 2 and half weeks old, and we all are doing great! Most of the relatives have now paid a visit, and it’s just Mom, Dad and Melanie now. And of course Ty the dog and Giga the cat. Ty is pretty protective already, and doesn’t like Giga coming close to Melanie. We have to keep an eye out when Melanie is on the floor, to make sure neither of the animals cause any problems. We’re trying to find a good daily routine, but Mom is still taking a few daytime naps here and there! Breastfeeding is going well – Melanie seems to be staying awake long enough to be satisfied. She frequently spits up, so we’re getting used to changing clothes and doing a lot of laundry! She doesn’t cry much except when changing her diaper and when she’s hungry. She also gets fussy when she’s trying to get to sleep and her pacifier falls out. We won’t let the pacifier become a habit after a few months though. Of course she likes to be held, where she falls asleep quickly. We try to put her on her tummy on an activity mat, but she usually just falls asleep. We ordered the birth announcement cards today, so look out for those soon!