Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Avery is 12 days old today. The first week was spent just getting used to having a newborn again. Avery had trouble getting used to sleeping in the Pack-n-Play beside our bed and only wanted to sleep on my chest. Dangerous and habit-forming, I know. We tried to let her cry it out, but after four hours one night, we just about gave up! So I started implementing the BabyWise schedule a few days ago. It worked wonders with Abby Kate, so we wanted to do it again. Things are going much smoother now. Avery sleeps in the Pack-n-Play during naps and at night. She is also much happier during the day. She's starting to smile, and she even laughed in her sleep a couple of times. She has the cutest dimple in her right cheek when she grins. I look forward to the one or two I see each day. I ventured out by myself yesterday for the first time with the girls. Just a short trip to the grocery store. I'm happy to say it went well. It just took a whole lot longer to get out the door!
Abby Kate is an absolute dream of a big sister. She is so, so helpful and loves her little sister to pieces. She has been such a good girl. I am so proud of her. My heart has been torn a lot as I have to constantly ask her to wait for things. But she is very patient and understanding so far. Since feeding Avery takes so much time, AK now reads to us while I nurse her. She has memorized a dozen or more of her books (I'm talking every word... even 20+ page books!) and loves to recite them. She is excited to start preschool two days a week starting Sept. 1.
Mike has already started flying again and is doing night flights this week. He only has a few flights left until his Harrier training is complete. I'm excited to get the opportunity to see him fly the Harrier up close for the first time in the next couple of weeks. I'll get to go out to the runway and take pictures and video. I'll be sure to post it here.
I'm feeling great and can't tell you how much I love not being pregnant! I'm looking forward to getting back into my exercise routine. I tried jogging a little yesterday, but my body's not quite ready yet. I think I started running again at 2 and 1/2 weeks after AK, so I'm making that my goal. My first run could turn out to be more of a shuffle than a jog though! haha