Three Weeks with Hen

Little miss Hennie James is three weeks old! Thankfully, the last week was much better than the second – we are sloooowly getting a handle on this kid’s likes and dislikes and feeling a bit more confident in our own abilities to calm her, assess her needs, and basically just survive. Our midwife and paediatrician were happy to see that she continued to gain weight like crazy this week. Hallelujah!

We have been able to get out of the house a little more often, which is nice. I take the baby in the wrap carrier for little walks to coffeeshops, nearby parks and our midwife appointments. We have also ventured further afield to our niece Amelia’s 2nd birthday and to spend a weekend at my moms house. Offers to help us have been coming from all over – friends, family, our lovely doulas – and even though I mostly refuse (I want to get a handle on this on our own first), I have appreciated every single offer. It’s so nice to have a network of people who care enough about you to offer to take your colicky baby for a few hours, even if I suspect that they have no idea what they’re getting into.

November is drawing to a close and the whirlwind of the holiday season (and flu season) is upon us. We will try to stay sane by laying low at home, not making too many social plans, and continuing to attempt to understand this tiny human of ours. Feliz Navidad!

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