Thursday, February 12, 2009

How We Are Doing

We are doing really well. I hate to say that and jinx myself, but all things considered, I think we are adjusting really well to being a family of four.

Joesph is now 4 and a half weeks old, and is a very easy baby. While I am typing this, he is buzzing in his bouncer and listening to some Bach. He is growing well. I took him to the pediatrician Monday, and he already weighs 10 lbs. I am breastfeeding him, which is hard work, but is obviously going well based on his weight gain.

Isla is doing well. She is interested in Joseph, but still gets jealous from time to time. She has just recently started pooping in the potty (she has been peeing in the potty for 6 months now). She needs a lot of encouragement at this point, but I am extremely excited about this new development. She also took a nap in her underpants yesterday, and stayed dry. If we could get down to diapers only at bedtme (one diaper a day), I would be really happy.

Mike and I are hanging in there, though we are struggling a little with getting up for night time feedings. All in all, we are just glad that everyone is happy and healthy at this point.


Courtney said...

Glad to see you back on the blog! Joseph is adorable - I can't wait to meet him. I am happy you are all doing so well! :o)

...And Liam Makes Three! said...'re touching lives all over the country! You are a very lucky baby to come into such a wonderful and loving family. Isla, you are such a big girl... and Joseph is very lucky to have you for a big sister!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back Mary! We all missed your blog. Congratulations on successful breastfeeding. It's quite a commitment. I am so proud of you. So glad you are enjoying your little boy and his big sis is doing so well.
Aunt Jean

Julia said...

Congratulations, Mary- Isla looks very comfortable in her role as big sister, and Joseph is as cute as ever!! I'm so glad that everything is going well- you're a great mom :)