Libby was here when Ada was born, so dad got to stay at the hospital with mom. Ada did fairly well, although she never wants to burp, so she was up quite a lot those nights. She did stay in the room with us both nights rather than the nursery. I think Liam was the only one we had in the nursery one night. I remember Helena being a lot worse with gas. I think that in the first ten days of Helena’s life, we went through six bottles of Little Tummies gas drops. I believe that we are on our first bottle with Ada.
Ada has been pretty good at night, although apparently, she only liked one breast at the beginning. She wouldn’t eat from the one breast until Dalen took her to the nurse to tell her about it, then she began to nurse from it like nothing was the matter. It has been fine ever since.
Her favorite place seems to be walking around on people’s shoulders. Her little head is often seen peering around my or Dalen’s shoulders, bobbing her head back and forth. The kids yell at me when I hold her up in the air and let her feet and head hang down. “Mommy, Daddy is holding Ada like a rag-doll again!” I’ve taken her on a couple of walks so far. The best was from a gay guy stopping at the corner in his car. His passenger side window was down and he yells out, “Is that a brand new baby?”. I tell him that she is a week old. “Awwwww…..welcome to the World little baby!”. He seemed genuinely pleased with a new addition to the Earth for some reason. Sometimes I go by the coffee shop with Ada, and everyone peers out with the “Oh, how cute” look, too.
Helena and Liam have been really good with the new kid. We have to say “Be gentle” around them all the time, but they haven’t done anything to hurt her (yet). Liam and Helena do tend to crawl all over Dalen and I, so it is only a matter of time until they hurt Ada if she is sitting on one of our laps. Liam likes rubbing the baby’s head and sticking his head right in front of hers and smiling. Helena likes making funny faces at her.
The big news around the house yesterday was that Ada lost her cord, so the other kids were comparing belly buttons with the newborn. Now that is exciting.
Libby left a week ago today, but we are still eating her food and there is still Silly String all over our back yard. Libby also suffered through “Day Out with Thomas” with me, so I should apologize for that. Even the kids never say anything about wanting to go back, although when asked about it, Liam will tell anyone that “Thomas went backwards”.
Dori left yesterday morning, and Helena and Liam want more cookies. Dori and I went to the zoo with the kids. They remember the buffalo pooping in front of them, and the train ride. Helena will mention the water balloon fight every once in awhile.
I tell the kids that we will see them in October at PopÂ³s wedding, so it won’t be too long. I’m still not sure if Dalen and Ada will be there, but it may happen.
I’ll leave a big space at the bottom of this post for Dalen to contradict everything that I have written.
Oh, I should point out that Ada is in her mustard poop stage now. Horray(?)!