I got back late last night from my weekend up by in the Gifford Pinchot forest, helping a friend with her (very scarily wired) cabin. It's a bit safer now, yikes. Bad wiring plus live propane lines gives one pause.
So the photos span from Friday through the weekend, through today.
It was a big weekend for a few reasons -- it was the first time I had been gone over-night since the birth, and our dear friend Brianna came down from Washington to be with the new baby and babymama. Briana is an expert at this, having 6 kids of her own, spanning from 14 years on down. I was gone most of the time, but I heard lots of comments about the new, slick holds and swaying positions, and burping positions that Tait and Katye learned while she was here. Brianna, you rock. I'm sorry to tell the blog audience that she remains unphotographed with the bebeh -- a crying shame. We endeavor to do better in the future.
Having been gone for 2 days in a row really showed me how much the Bebeh is changing, and how quickly. Her eyes aren't as dark as they were when I left, looking much more blue and much less darkbluemaybebrownishgrey like they were before.
Her face continues to change as her weight rebounds and her skull reshapes after the squoosh of birth.
And today -- she's been fussy. This is new, she had one brief jag of fussiness early on and then it went away. Generally, as long as she gets fed and held, she's good. But today, when the feeding stopped (by her own prompting), soon after she'd start fussing. We'd try to burp her, sometimes hitting pay dirt, but even then she would cry.
I'll not post the multitudes of lay speculations that Katye and I have been running as to why she's fussy, or what "symptoms" we can see as we try to figure out her signals. I will post when the BBDR gets back to us if there's anything we find out for real.
Honestly, she could just be getting her lungs on and dumping some cortisol.
Right now, the baby is sleeping next to mama and not crying, so all's well.
Now to the pictures:
Here is my Qi Gong training partner and friend Leslie holding the baby on Friday the 17th.
Here is our friend Kate, who has knit some astoundingly cute socks and caps, holding the baby on Saturday the 18th.
What's there not to love about a Bebeh with its tongue out and its beautiful mother (taken today).
Close up of Ms. Vivian for admirers to note the subtle yet persistent changes happening, also taken today.
Tait and I trying to make the experience of putting on a pull-over style onsie less onerous for little Viv (she pretty much hates the whole pull-over maneuver).
Enjoy keeping up to date,