Timeline: I’m 2 weeks postpartum; George is 2 weeks old. Wow…time flies!
How We’re Feeling: We are starting to get into a groove at Cliffwood. John went back to work this week, so Georgie and I are flying solo now. Naturally, I am more tired than last week given all of my new responsibilities, but overall everyone is doing great.
How George is Changing: George is changing right before our eyes. George surpassed his birth weight this week and officially joined the 7 pound club. Go, George! He also lost his cord stump and had his first bath this week. So many milestones this week! George’s hair is starting to look awfully red. Do we have a ginger on our hands?
How I’m Changing (Body After Baby): We’re 2 weeks post baby and I pretty much look the same. My belly continues to shink, but I am certain I will have a lot of work to do to get back to the old me.
How I’m Staying Active: I’m walking everyday with George, but there really isn’t sweat involved. I’m still healing from our delivery and walking is plenty of activity for me. I’m going to try to add light weights back into my routine next week and to work up to an hour of walking each day.
What We’re Eating: Thanks to family and friends, we are still eating like royalty!
What’s Keeping Me Busy: In addition to looking after George, laundry is my number two task of every day. That, plus going through the mail, writing thank you notes, and cleaning up Cliffwood, are the top tasks that take up my day.
What’s New with George: We saw George’s pediatrician this week and she is pleased with his growth thus far. George did a great job at the office and really seems to enjoy car rides. That or he really likes John’s new car! George has also become incredibly alert and likes to keep his eyes open for the majority of the day. I know he can’t see much, but this is a major step in his development.
What’s New at Cliffwood: We had major drama on Tuesday afternoon when a house on our street (4 doors down from us) burned to the ground. There was a significant first responder presence, as well as several helicopters overhead. Despite the sirens and noise, George slept through it all. Talk about sleeping like a baby! We were also kept busy by visits from special friends.
The Nursery: Sigh. We’re still working on the situation, but it looks like we are going to have to order something else. Sigh.
New Mom Love: We are loving George’s new Boppy Newborn Lounger. He loves to sit in it and look around the room. He also likes to stare at Mommy!
George — 2 Weeks Old