Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two words...

Eating Machine!

The O-Man has gained two and a half pounds since his birth five weeks ago and continues to astound Joel and me with the sheer volume of milk he can put away. He's only five weeks old and he already drinks about DOUBLE what Hope drinks in one day. Granted, Hope also eats baby food and digests things slower than the typical kid but still. The little pork chop may not look like Mama but he's got her appetite. Wow.

Many people have asked how Hope is adjusting to her little brother. Aside from trying to steal Oscar's binky and bottle and being a little clingy with mom, she's done remarkably well. She even gave him a kiss -- after much prompting -- on the head the other day. But we'll really see what she thinks when Oscar is about 6-8 months old and more mobile and going after her toys. That may be a different story.

All in all, things are incredibly chaotic here but really good. Joel's awesome mom, Anita, helped us for two weeks after Oscar was born and my cool sister, Molly, came for a week after that. They were both a tremendous help and got to spend a ton of quality time with both Hope and Oscar.

In other big news, Hope graduated from the Macomb Infant Preschool Program last week with a special party that included games and train rides. I managed to keep my postpartum hormones in check but I could've easily bawled my eyes out saying goodbye to all of Hope's therapists. What amazing people. You know your kid is in good hands when the staff doesn't just teach your child from week to week like it's a job but really loves her. And in helping Hope, they really helped make us better parents too. We're going to miss them all. Thanks again, Maryann, Cheryl, Nelson, Carmella and Kathy.


anita said...

Love the new blog header and colors!

After spending a few days with Joel and Hope, I miss Oscar and his mom all the more.

Hope was a trouper at Cousin Kate's graduation, happily dealing with whatever came her way. She stayed up way past her bedtime charming everyone in sight. PLUS, she picked blueberries, petted a goat, and had other exciting experiences too numerous to mention! Can't wait for the next chance to get us all together!

Love from Maine,
Grandma K.

Pam said...

love that he's wearing a muscle shirt...he looks like a little baby thug! =) love the new layout and picture of the Walking Hopinator!!

Lisa said...

We know exactly what it's like to have an eating machine!!! Sounds like you're having a blast with another baby! Congrats to Hope on graduation - a HUGE deal.

heidi @ ggip said...

I'm glad to hear that things are going well. I have to applaud you on not bawling at Hope's "graduation" I'm sure i would have in your situation!