New mommy-hood has left me with little time for such luxuries as typing rapidly, with both hands at the same time. Most of my computer time over the past three weeks has been spent clicking and surfing, or hunt-and-peck typing, while holding a nursing baby with one arm (and sometimes a knee, for extra support). Milo has been a hungry little guy as he works hard to grow into his long little body, and doesn't seem to be a huge fan of the whole sleeping concept. We've been working hard to get him on a loose schedule, though, and it's paying off right now with a lovely mid-day nap. I should be sleeping myself, or eating lunch, or doing laundry, or, most important, writing one of the bajillion thank-you notes that remain unwritten.
(Ah, precious two-handed time. How fleeting it is. The remainder of this post will be written with babe in arms. The author should not be held responsible for typos, run-on sentences, or general incoherence.)
So, where was I? Parenthood. We're all adjusting, and Milo seems to be thriving. He's grown so dramatically from the tiny little chicken-legged baby into a long, lean, chubby-cheeked guy, and he's more and more alert every day. He and I have been going for wonderful walks most days, and he's starting to want to look around at the world rather than just sleep snugly in the pouch or wrap.
He seems to be going through his three-week growth spurt now, and I'm excited to see what new tricks he'll have for us on the other side of it.
That's about all I can string together for you at this point, but here are some recent photos, the product of several, mostly failed attempts to get some decent shots for the birth announcement.