Say cheese ;)
Julian flashed us his first smirk on Christmas day and has been smiling a bit more from each day forward. He's now (at 6 weeks) pretty much a pro at it and we get to see his smile and adorable dimple on a regular basis. This past week I was finally able to catch a few smiles with my camera.
He is a happy baby for the most part, as well as a great nurser and good sleeper (whatever that means).
I have my 6-week postpartum appointment with my midwife this week. Traditionally, she would weigh him, but since he's over 13 lbs. (which is all her scale goes up to), we can't get an accurate measurement. So I may swing by a maternity/breastfeeding boutique that has an infant scale so I can weigh the chubby bunny because I'm curious how much he's up to. When I held him with me on our scale a week or so ago, he was at least 13 lbs.
Life with two kids is interesting and challenging, yet also fun and rewarding. This past week was the first time I had to take care of both kids together by myself for the whole day. (I'm so thankful I had help from Jody and my parents for basically the first month plus of Julian's life.) It went pretty well, but it takes a lot of energy. I'm sure it will continue to get easier as we all adjust. (Right??) I do love watching Ava interact with Julian (when she's not smothering him with hugs) and, now that he's a bit older, watching him flash smiles back at her. They are pretty darn sweet and special little people. :)