Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend Update

You gotta love Dallas on weekends like the one we just had... in the 70's in February.  Like my mom said, we crammed winter into 2 weeks and now we'll have spring for the next 3 months.  Nice!  We stayed around the house this weekend and soaked up the nice weather.  Edie and I played outside for hours and William took many meals outside, soaking up the warm breezes while he dined.  And boy does William dine.  He eats all day long but he sleeps ALL NIGHT LONG!  Saturday night he slept from 7:30 pm to 5:00 am.  My goal this weekend was to pump a lot in order to get my supply way up.  Since we stayed around the house I was able to pump every 2 to 3 hours each day.  I produce 3-4 ounces every 2 to 3 hours all of which is immediately consumed by William.  It's easy to get off of a good pumping schedule on the weekend because I'm out of the house and not able to pump.  This happened last weekend which meant last Monday morning I didn't have much milk in the fridge for Pastora so she had to supplement with formula.  This morning though I was able to leave 5 full bottles in the fridge.

During the day William insists on shoulder sleeping.

William does a great Elvis lip curl.

Dining (and then sleeping) al fresco.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


William only got up once last night to eat.  He seems to always get hungry around 2:00 am.  For an 8 week old it could be a lot worse.  Edie has always been a fabulous sleeper but even she didn't sleep as well as William at this age.

William loves to cuddle.

Mom and I bath William every night since he is so oily.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Nasher and the Zoo

Before we get started let me explain why there aren't ever many pictures of William.  That's because William is a little lovebug.  He's a lap baby.  William needs to be slung over a shoulder or in a lap at all times.  At night he's okay being in his crib and, in fact, at night (when  it counts!!!) he will sleep for long stretches of time in his crib.  On Sunday night he had an 8 hour stretch.  But during the day he prefers to sleep on someone.  For this reason it's difficult to get pictures of him.  If I had another set of arms I would probably have many more pictures of William.  The best time for me to take pictures is when I'm out of the house with Edie and there isn't a baby in my arms.

This weekend Dad and I took Edie to the Nasher sculpture garden on Saturday and the Dallas Zoo on Sunday. 

Watching Ek and Abel rake leaves on Saturday morning.

Edie is such a happy kid.

All Edie really wants to do is push her stroller and if I help she gets really mad.

Grandma and William editing progress reports.

Monday, February 14, 2011

At the Arb

Dad and I took Edie to the Arboretum on Saturday morning.  We went again Sunday morning with Liz.  What a great weekend morning activity for kids.  First of all you have the place to yourself and there's no nearby traffic to worry about like at some parks.  Edie isn't particularly in the flowers but there is a lot of squirrel activity which is of some interest.  Edie has always been fascinated by water which there is plenty of some of which is interactive.

Edie in her snow boots and pj's.