Monday, March 19, 2007

Things are Good

Not much to say 'round here. The little one ("Squeak", I'll call him) is great. He eats (nurses like a champ! Go adoptive breastfeeding!!), he sleeps (in the sling on my chest right now), he poops & pees like mad in his stylish cloth diapers, and he's just generally CUUUTE.

Does he sleep "good"? Well, for a 7-week-old, he does pretty well. Better than Niblet did for most of the time we had her, that's for sure. He gets a mite gassy at times, but he's a trooper. And did I mention cute? Yep, he's a cutie.

He's filling out a bunch, too. He's finding his hands a little bit. He loves it when we sign to him, and he smiles almost everytime I play this little nose-beeping game. It's super-adorable.

We're enjoying having a "normal" baby. It doesn't take 2 hours to get him to fall asleep. He eats a healthy amount at every feeding. He's 2 pounds lighter, at 7 weeks, than Niblet was at 6 months! And he's not a porker, for sure.

We haven't seen Niblet yet. She was out of town with her mom the first weekend we had Squeak and this weekend she and we are all sick, so no visit. We're on for next weekend, though. I know she's going to have grown a ton by the time we see her - and next to Squeak, she'll be HUGE. :)

On the DSS inquiry front, I called the woman heading the investigation about Joy and she said they will likely make their determination by the end of this week. That will be a huge relief. Even if if comes out against us, then we just go to the judge and argue it and we'll win. So there. It might even all be over and done with by the time we find out if Squeak is ours for keeps or not. That will be excellent.

13 comments:

Aimee said...

Very nice. I have been checking my RSS feed for this blog b/c I wanted to find out if all is well.

Congrats & I really hope the best for your family.

Peace.

Fostermama said...

So glad to hear things are going well and y'all are just wallowing in baby bliss right now.

I'll email ya soon!

MommyNay said...

Aw what a great update! go adoptive BFing! Awesome! thank you so much for taking the time out of baby mooning to give us all an update! Feel free to email me more pictures as time allows :D

Bacchus said...

sounds so great. i miss the baby moments. They turn into toddlers so fast. *sniff* I'm all mushy thinking of our baby days.

Julie said...

I have been wondering- so good to hear all is great! hope you all feel better soon too!

Tamara said...

Awww - how wonderful that you get to breastfeed your baby! I'm remembering all the wonderful newborn stuff too. I'm so happy to hear everything is going well. 18 days to go!!

reklaws@insightbb.com said...

I want to know more about this adoptive breastfeeding?? Please share!!

Robin said...

I used to call my son squeaky McGee because he was such a squeaker! I am so hapy for you guys!

Dream Mommy said...
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Susan said...

I am so glad it is going well. Congrats on the adoptive breastfeeding! Isn't it so much easier than the (dreaded) bottle?

FosterMommy said...

Susan, yep, it's SOOO much easier. I don't (usually) have to get out of bed to feed him. And he likes the instant gratification. He's even getting better at it day by day - he can find the nipple in the dark now! :)

MommyNay said...

Well common give us another update!!!!

A Special Family said...

Adoptive breastfeeding - brilliant!!! It is something I am determined to do, but have a little worry too!
I really hope it is forever for you and squeak!!!