The little lady is now three weeks old! Man, that went fast. We're holding steady and learning new things every day. Taking care of a newborn is definitely an exercise in taking things in stride and not freaking out! But, when I keep reminding myself that there is no routine yet and that I should expect...well, anything...it seems to keep things from getting too overwhelming. Though changing the dirty diaper of a crying baby on the shores of Lake Nokomis with a hyperactive pug tethered to the stroller (and threatening to pull the stroller into oncoming pedestrian traffic) WAS a new one for me.
Z is becoming stronger and more alert and has some very cute smiles! She is definitely aware of Gus when he comes up and sniffs her, and during Tummy Time she's starting to perfect the Superman "both hands, both feet off the ground" pose.
Of course, a baby has brought out the mom babble in me. If I was worried whether I'd be talking to the baby enough, there was no need. If I could record some of the things that have come out of my mouth I'm sure I'd be laughing pretty hard. Heyyyy, cutie little baby Z-bear who's the cutest baby in the hemisphere if not world!....
It's funny how this picture only captures one of her many looks. Baby faces change so quickly!
Lately I've been getting a lot more ambitious in terms of getting out of the house. At first I was a little intimidated by the car seat and stroller, and the logistics of getting it and a million other things in and out of the car intact. But once I got the hang of it, I realized we can actually be pretty mobile...which is good since June is almost over! (What?!)
So here is a photojournalist's approach to today's walk. (Picture of diaper gymnastics not included.)
We've been getting in some great walks lately. Now that I feel more stroller-capable, the venue will continue to change! (Though I have reservations about always bringing Gus. It's sort of, sort of, like having an overly social toddler who isn't potty-trained...and wants to sniff everything located approximately 6 or more inches outside the stroller radius.