Monday, August 10, 2009

Madeleine's second month

We have been a busy family- usually we take multiple vacations throughout the summer. We took Mads to Lake Mead in July, she was 5 weeks old. It was in the 100s and although baby did great, it was harder on me nursing so frequently in the heat. I was also still healing which meant no skiing for me behind our new boat. Tim was able to wakeboard and he says the pull is awesome. Can't wait to try it myself in September on Lake Powell.
Madeleine is a happy baby! She is cooing, putting vowel and consenant sounds together and laughing spontaneously. She likes to be up and active and really likes being outside (good thing for us.) She loves the water and floats on her back all day in the pool with help from Tim. She has also discovered the dogs and likes to watch them walk around her. She is filling out, since we finally got breastfeeding down!!! It has been a long, hard road but I think she's good. I keep worrying about my milk supply, but everytime we weigh her at Pickles and Giggles, she is up about a pound a week. She now weighs in at 12lbs 2 ounces and is 25+ inches long. She is not sleeping through the night yet, but I don't think she can because she seems so hungry at her 3:30ish feeding. We'll see what she does in the next few weeks.
I am still healing after a visit to the doctor, but I'm easing back into working out. I've been hesitant to do anything that would compromise my milk supply. It's humbling to be dying on the elliptical machine, doing on 20 minutes when I used to run 4 miles almost every day, but at least the Lord is giving me the ability and time to do that. I am enjoying reading and I have big dreams of planning a menu and actually making food for our family...but I still can't find the time. Moms out there, how long did it really take for you to find time and a rhythm? Also, how long were you in your maternity clothes???!!! I'd be curious to find out =)
Gotta keep it short, but I did post some pics for you to enjoy. Hope you are all well!
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Madeleine month 2

Love, Lauren

1 comment:

Alison and her boys said...

i didn't keep exact count of how long it took me to get back in my old clothes or cook, but it takes awhile. no worries, you will be there again before you know it! Our bodies just take time to recover! She is so precious!