This is what a lot of my computer time looks like these days. I am actually typing with both hands right now, which is rare. I have become quite skilled at navigating with one hand. I'm not holding Chloe all the time, but sometimes when I am, it is a good time to catch up on blogs. Not much is new in my world, but life with a newborn is becoming 'easier'. I hesitate to even use that world because I still find it very challenging. Most recently, B and I have been having all sorts of conversations about how we approach meeting Chloe's needs in different ways. I LOVE that we desire to do a lot of parenting together, but sometimes communicating about things like when to give a pacifier and when not to, can be exhausting. I realize that I respond intuitively to many of her needs. B looks at the bigger picture. Both are actually very helpful, but when my pride comes into play I find that I just want to be right. I admitted to B last week that I have a control problem, that I want to respond to her first because I want to be in control of what transpires thereafter. Yuck! I am so glad we can talk about these things! It is a blessing. I am so glad that I have a husband who wants to get up at night to feed our baby, who wants me to get out and have time to myself, who really wants us to parent together.
In baby news, Chloe has craddle cap on her face and while at the doctor she weighed in at 10lbs 6oz. She really is growing and the craddle cap is getting better with a little head and shoulders every other day. She has started to smile a lot more, but it is hard to get a picture right at that moment, though I am trying. She is focusing on things more and more. Today when she looked in the mirror she smiled so big! She is sleeping pretty well, but just when we think she is in a pattern, something changes. *Sigh*. Here are some new pictures that bring a smile to my face!
She looks so bewildered here! I think it was the flash.