Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ooooh, barracuda!

Cora (aka Barracuda) is 2 weeks old today. I can't believe she is soooo old. :) What has happened these last 2 weeks? Well, lets start with Cora. She is one hungry hungry hippo. Lee and I liked to refer to her as Our Hungry Monkey at first, but lately she has become Our Little Barracuda. As soon as she sees the milk factory she becomes a voracious little fish who can't get milk running down her throat quick enough. Why is she so hungry? Am I not feeding her enough? Well, my questions were answered yesterday at the doctor's office. This little booger has went from a starting weight of 6 lbs 15 oz to 7 lbs 4 oz!! She was supposed to be back to her birth weight by 10 days (they lose a bit of weight right at first). She was 13 days old at the doctor's visit and had gained 5 oz. Oink Oink!! Dr. Galante was impressed. He said he is happy with a weight increase of 2-3 oz. She is in the 25th percentile for weight and 50th percentile for length. She is one long, skinny baby. No more need for me to worry that she isn't eating enough. Turns out she loves eating and loves her Mommy's milk!

Mommy and Cora. I just love her.

Our little balled up baby taking a snooze.

Is it just me, or is that one unhappy baby? I think she is done being the stocking sausage.

Rogers' family tradition. Newborn baby pics in the stocking. She is sooo sweet.

Lee has said if we could sell cute by the ounce, we'd be millionaires!

As for Lee and me, we are doing pretty good. I finally started being able to move around better on day 10. Day 14 today and I am feeling way better, but not great. I did too much yesterday and ended up getting a 100 degree temperature. Yuck! Lee is back to work, but taking it easy. He really loves his Cora time. We ventured out with Cora for the first time on last Friday. Yep, we left our warm abode. We had newborn pictures with our little bundle of joy. The plan was to get her sleeping and take bunch of cute pictures. Well, I guess all does not go according to plan. The little booger would not fall asleep. We were there for 4 hours, and she refused to take a nap. Ugh! Needless to say, we are going back tomorrow for a second try. Something tells me we will have a repeat of Friday. She has refused to take a nap during the middle of the day for since last week. She likes to be cuddled and will take cat naps, but as soon as you put her down she cries. Lee and I were looking forward to Grandma Brandis getting here to help put her to sleep for the pictures. But, low and behold, Cora loves sleeping in her arms.

Lee all dressed for work and holding his sweet baby girl.

Lee having cuddle time. His favorite moments are when she sleeps on his chest.

We saw Rosie off on New Years Eve day (Thanks, Cuz. You're the best!) And, speaking of Grandma Brandis... Mom has finally gotten here! I never in my life wanted my mom more than I have the last couple of weeks. Well, she is here (as of Saturday) and life is good. I only need to eat, drink, and feed my little girl. Since Cora likes to eat, we have plenty of Mommy/Daughter cuddle time. Lee cuddles Cora when he wants, but the rest of the time is Grandma/Cora time. Mom even has Cora sleeping in her crib! Lee and I were co-sleeping before Grandma Baby Wrangler got here. Now WE are sleeping like babies. Mom has her down to one big feeding a night and then another big feeding early in the morning (and umpteen zillion feedings during the day). Everyone in the Jeffers' household is doin' good.

Grandma Brandis bonding with little Cora for the first time. It was love at first sight.

Lee converted his shirt to a sling for cuddle time.

Cora's first night in her crib. She did incredibly well!


Anonymous said...

ahhh Gramma Brandis saves the day!!!
Thanks for sharing the pics, she's growing like a bad weed but we all know she's not bad!!!

Molly Finley
John Day, Oregon

Anonymous said...

Is lee trying to breast feed Cora?