Side note: Olivia has talked a lot about "true love" (a hangover from various princess stories, no doubt) and must presume that Leo is her true love. At least that's my innocent translation.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
As is the norm for all parents of newborns, the early days are hectic and sleep deprived. I would say Leo's first week has been that and then some, with two visits to Hope Children's. But we're all home now, and are on the mend. Here is Leo in his favorite position, snuggled up with the pacifier.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Not even a week old, and this poor guy had to go back to the hospital. Thankfully nothing serious - a bit jaundiced, and a bit of a reflux scenario. I started calling Leo the "little lion" and he is certainly earning his nickname, with these past few hectic days. But look at him here - so relaxed, so sweet.
Leo posing with Dr. Chen
The past few days have been so special, watching Olivia interact with Leo, and Steve smile ear to ear looking at his kids. We're home, and so happy.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
It is no secret that this was not the easiest pregnancy, nor was the road getting here. But we've been so lucky to have fantastic family and friends to lean on. What was especially clear today was that there are many people beyond that who have been sending good thoughts our way. Neighbors, and their extended families. Mrs Durkin. Parents of Liv's friends. Liv's pediatrician's office. Our dentist. Co-workers. The pharmacist who knows me by name, and her co-workers who all came out to wish me good luck as I picked up a prescription today. Her comment: "we made it!" So true. "We" got us through the appointments, the tests, the shots, the bad news, the good news, the questions, and the anxiety when July seemed so far away. And now it's here. We made it. But we couldn't have without any of you.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
We made good on a long-overdue promise to take Olivia to the Zoo, and the deal was sweetened with the Bleskins joining us. But oh man was it hot! Olivia did have her dream come true when she got to see a "wolfie" up close and personal.