On a happier note, Evy's been doing really well! Despite our bumps in regards to breastfeeding I've been noticing a lot of little quirks that I just love about her.
1. She loves to stick out her tongue! I joke that she's like a lizard, tasting the air. Hope she doesn't read this and get her feelings hurt! I think it's frakn' adorable, and I hope it means she'll be a talker - like her mom. I remember when I was younger (and it happens even now sometimes) I would talk a mile a minute and my mom would just sit there and listen. After I stopped talking she'd be silent for a few minutes, as though processing the whole thing, and then just smile. Talking fast is not bad! Hopefully she's not ridiculed for it - if she even inherits that - as I am.
3. She loves it when I sing to her. Seeing her excitement and smiles when I sing "ABC" or "Down by the Bay" completely melts my heart. She seems generally comforted by it and I love that. I don't know if it's because I've only been a mom for less than three months, but I have very little confidence in my ability to make her happy. She's giving me more confidence though, she's so perfect! We have a fun time when she's on her changing table - often I read "Good Night Moon" or poems from "Where the Sidewalk Ends". As soon as I hunt up my illustrated copy of "Peter Pan" I'm going to start reading that. I can't wait until she's old enough to enjoy Harry Potter!
4. She's stopped pooping regularly. This might not seem cool to some, but as a parent it's funny to me :P Whenever we hear her farting we get really excited and when we change her diaper its as though we're waiting for the lottery. We do our own victory dance every time she poops now! For those out there who don't know, breast fed babies have been known to go up to 14 days without pooping. Her longest so far is six days.