Well it seems like just yesterday that Katelin joined us. While is was just over 3 weeks ago, it really does feel like yesterday. Then at the same time, it already feels like she has been with us forever.
To update how Katelin is doing, her jaundice went away fairly quickly once we got her home, and as you can see by the photo, propped her up in the sun. Her routine has been all over the place for the last few weeks. Some nights she is up 4-5x times to eat, others she sleeps for 4-5 hours — those 4-5 hour sleeps see both Teri and me checking on her a few times to make sure all is well — and during the day she is starting to spend much of her time watching and listening to her sister tear up the place.
We have discovered that Katelin has a very strong will and prefers to do things her way or no way at all. She has taken to literally freaking out whenever she gets into her car seat and when she is hungry, forget changing the diaper, or getting her snuggled up, just get her attached to mum ASAP. The best use of this strong will is going be in defending herself from her sister in the years to come.
Speaking of Kyleigh, she is adjusting as you might expect. She says she loves Katelin while at the same time trying to bonk her with her magic princess wand. Obviously there is a little jealously at play here and it is mostly over the attention Katelin is getting from mum by way of all the breast feeding. Despite the little jealous emotions — hell I'm jealous of Katelin — Kyleigh is proving to be a good big sister. She is always asking to help change diapers and runs the dirty ones to the garbage. She wants to take Katelin to the park and down the slide. We have explained that, while a nice offer, slides will have to wait. Soon she will have more than her share of people to play with.
Now, onto the new people, let me introduce Olivia and Jordyn, two brand new cousins for Kyleigh and Katelin in the last 3 months. Olivia is 3 months old. Jorydn is Carrie's new daughter and is just about 1 week old. Man, are summer holidays at the cottage going to be fun in a few years!
(Um ... on a side note to that, if any guys want to come fishing a few times during those summer holidays, please email me or leave a comment below and I will be sure to bring you out to keep help keep the manliness quotient up. I am so seriously out gunned.)
For the entire set of photos, you can see them over here at Flickr. More to come later on.
I'll post another update in a few weeks, and judging by the lack of decent photos I have taken of Katelin, I need to dig out my photography books again and put them into the summer reading pile.