August 7, 2005

Emily the Inchworm

Emily had her two-week check up last Friday, and all is well. She's back up to her birth weight of 7 pounds, 9 ounces. I was a little worried because she sleeps so much, and has made it clear that there are times when she would rather sleep than eat. One day last week, we even applied the cold wet washcloth (she had been sleeping for five hours!). She woke up, finally, was applied to the breast, and promptly went back to sleep without eating at all (more washcloth notwithstanding!) So I did wonder. Apparently, she's getting all she needs, and I'm not going to complain about a newborn that only wakes up once at night most nights. I only worry that she's storing up to do something especially obnoxious as a teenager....

She also grew an inch. I've heard it said that babies grow mostly when they're sleeping. That would explain it all, I guess.

She does travel well. Unlike her big sister, she konks right out by the time the car has gone a block or so. We took advantage of this last week; Thursday, it was forecast to be REALLY hot in the valley, so we went to the beach. I have to say, it was a perfect day. We ended up at Gleneden Beach, south of Lincoln City, and though we could see fog to the north and to the south of us, where we were was picture perfect--temperature in the 70's, sunshine, surf, and not too many other people. We got home later than planned since we ended up with quite a wait at a restaurant for dinner (apparently we weren't the only ones with the brilliant idea of leaving town!), but we all enjoyed ourselves. Mostly: Laura learned a new word on the trip, since she was being changed in the trunk of the car. This was no big deal until after dinner; the new word is "BRRRR!" I'll let you picture the rest of the context!

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