Today, Leah is three weeks old!
We didn’t spend a full day at the hospital today; both of us had doctor appointments in Culver City, so we spent the first half of the day out there. After the appointments, we made a quick run to Menchie’s to fulfill Mandy’s 7-month-old craving. We were advised to avoid soft-serve machines during pregnancy because of the risk for listeria, and that was a huge sacrifice for Mandy (and therefore me) because we LOOOOVE frozen yogurt. It’s like a THING. So we went today. I managed to tolerate a wee bitty serving of chocolate brownie and cinnamon bun with a few sprinkles of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (they’re kinda like crackers, right?), and Mandy filled up her bowl with blackberry, raspberry sorbet, and vanilla, with raspberry sauce. We know you wanted to know.
After Menchie’s we stopped by my BFF Z’s house to pick up some breast-pumpy-type supplies she had for us. We got to see our little buddy Ry Ry, who, at 9 months old, looks like a monster truck baby now that we’ve been staring at LeahBug for three weeks. Seriously. Leah has thrown off all sense of baby proportion we might have had. And also we hadn’t seen Ry Ry in about a month so I’m sure he has grown, too. At first he was a little bleary-eyed from being woken up, but his face broke into a big adorable smile when he saw his aunties. Too sweet.
Once we were at the hospital, we took BabyBug out for some kangaroo cuddlage. Mandy finally got to use one of the blankets she made, so our baby bug became a baby Bruin. (See photo below).
When it was my turn to hold her, Little Miss LeahBug decided to cause some trouble. I had held her for about 9 seconds (maybe) and she was still squirming and trying to decide which way she wanted to face, when suddenly she tried to rear her head back (luckily I was holding her head like a good Mama should, so it didn’t go too far), and threw her arm forward at the same time, and somehow managed to dislodge her suction tube. Kangaroo time fail! She had to go right back into her isolette so the nurse could prep her for a new tube. Naughty Leah! So alas – no more kangaroo time for Mama Lisa today. Instead the nurse replaced her tube with a new one and then wrapped her up. She was WIDE awake and eventually managed to break out of her swaddle, so the nurse came back and bundled her up like a proper burrito, at which point I was able to lull her to sleep with the paci and a hand on her head. Yay for sleepy baby. I hope that trick still works when she’s 3.
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