< Upheaval: Take two

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Take two

So, my very subtle nurse-friend told me that Korenna looks a little (okay, a LOT) yellow in that picture below, so I thought I would post another one so you know she is a normal color and not a misguided Smurf.

nap with daddy

She doesn't look very girly there, but, fortunately, not EVERYTHING she owns is pink.


Remember when Dillon would never nurse and I was his stubborn mama who insisted on pumping milk for him so he didn't have to eat formula?

You don't? Well, even if you don't remember, my mammaries do. Yesterday they triggered on their biological purpose and began filling up like water balloons in anticipation of the electric baby that was their relief for so many months. Instead, they got a tiny five-day-old human baby who can barely swallow an ounce at a time. The result is a disproportionate amount of milk, extra bottles taking up space in the fridge, and the incorporation of the pump already in our daily routine.

If it looks like a cow, and acts like a cow ...


I would love to post a picture of Dillon with his new sister, but he is keeping his distance. He wants to tell her "ni-ni" and "I loh loo, Kwenna" but all from about three feet away. I am sure he feels a little intruded upon. So as soon as I can fit them both in the same camera frame (without tears) I'll get a picture for you.

'Til then, here is big brother helping daddy plant trees.

planting trees


Blogger Jennboree said...

That's a TREE? Dang, how long do ya'll plan to live there? :)

I liked yellow Korenna. She looked toasty.

Don't fret about Dillon's lack of enthusiasm for Korenna. That will all change in a matter of days. Then you'll have to keep guard of those big brother hugs n' kisses!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I agree--the sibling enthusiasm for this new playmate will grow as soon as she starts to play in earnest. I remember a honeymoon period for my two, Katie and Caleb, that went from about four months old until he was old enough to walk around and get into her stuff.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

yeah. it is a tree. daniel planted nearly 50 of them in our yard. please don't make me explain. i hope that in a few years he plans to harvest them for Christmas trees, or at least set up some fancy display, but for now, i just try not to step on them when i am outside.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Mmmhmmm..sounds like a ploy to avoid mowing the lawn. ha :)

1:00 PM  
Blogger louann said...

Happy to hear you are able to rest with a baby who loves to sleep. Time will fly by very fast though =)

Cute cute cute pictures.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dillon is so adorable. Love his hat. Great pic. Korenna is beautiful, however, I haven't been around her enough to know if I am going to be as crazy about her as I am Dillon. All I know about her is that she sleeps a lot and fills up her diapers with black sticky stuff. LOL! (This is my first response to a blog)

3:05 PM  
Blogger Kandace Groenewegen said...

Freeze the boobie milk! Write the date on the plastic bag for future reference (date night).

I hate pumping. I would rather poke my eye out with my own thumb.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Kandace Groenewegen said...

I hope you understood the date night comment. I meant for IF you go OUT on a date and want a sitter to have some milk for baby cuteness.
Ok. Going now.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

kandace - at least we HAVE pumps. what about the poor ladies back in the day who stood around sobbing as their breasts grew larger than soccer balls, trying unsuccessfully to squeeze the excess milk out? you know, like cave ladies or something. or our moms.


3:07 PM  
Blogger Kandace Groenewegen said...

Yikes. Footballs. Yeowwww.
I am in the process of weaning our little one. Sometimes I feel like the mommy milk buffet. I want him done before he can actually ask for it. Does that make me a bad mom? Oh well!

9:53 PM  

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