Maci got to meet Aunt Tammy and Cooper! My friends did not believe me when I said I have taken a thousand pictures since Maci was born. I looked and it was actually 700. Plus probably fifty or so on our phones. I can't help it, I want to capture everything.~I think Maci is my worst sleeper. Unless it's true what they say and you just forget. I know Kendall was really awesome (I at least remember that far back). It was different with Allie, being my first and not having other responsibilities. She probably slept about the same as Maci but I just slept in longer with her. Detmer...the poor guy...we were so crazy with selling the house, moving, Dave's crazy work schedule. I still feel bad about his sleeping conditions in infancy.
~Maci loves when we talk to her. Baby talk style of course. She is starting to smile a lot when we talk to her.
~She loves chaos already. She is happiest in her swing when we are all doing Just Dance or DDR on the Wii. She doesn't really seem to like the peace and quiet while she is awake.
I think I can finally say nursing is going better. I have stopped praying that someone will knock on my door with a year supply of free formula, so things are definitely looking up. She even sometimes sucks without me harassing her and usually latches on in the first five tries. Why, at this rate in another six months we'll have it down to a science. I think this must be why I breastfeed for so long. Once we finally get the hang of it I'm like, "I worked hard for this! I'm not giving it up!"
~She is starting to like "stuff" better, like her swing and the bouncer (she'd probably like it better if it worked!). She likes to sit up in the boppy. Of course her favorite thing in the world is still being held.
~If there is one thing Allie hates (besides an umbilical stump) it's baby acne. And Maci's got a bad case. Although I don't think Allie thinks it's gross, I think she's just concerned. When she first saw it she said, "(GAAAAAAAAAAASP!!!!!!!!!) MOM! WHAT IS ON MACI'S FACE!" So I explained it the best I could and Allie said, "oh, poor Maci." Any chance her horrible case now means acne will go easy on her in the teen years? Ha!
~Allie asked me what Maci's nickname was going to be. She doesn't really have one yet, although here's an idea: (DAVE!!!) Let's not give her a nickname after an huge, unattractive creature. I admit Kendall MOOSE is fine for now, but it's not going to be so cute in a couple years.
~We do call her Maci Kayte and Maci Kayti a lot but I'm sure a good nickname is brewing and will come out of the woodworks soon.
~I decided that the whole "jealous siblings" thing is an old wives tell someone made up to make us new mom's all excited about how well our kids adjust to a new baby. Not only adjust well, but they think she hung the moon. Especially Kendall. As soon as she wakes up it's, "where's Maci?" Then runs to her to give hugs and kisses. Then when I think of it, I have never actually heard someone say they had a child adjust badly when a new baby was born. Either way I'll take it because I'm so happy they all love her so much!