Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bullets and Baby Faces

There are certain things in life that don't go together: Cats and Dogs, Pickles and Peanut Butter, Tents and Sub-Zero Temperatures, Cubs and World Series (can't believe I said that). Bullets and Baby Faces probably, under almost anyone's definition of good taste, would not go together. However, I think I can make it work. So, I will dispatch all the fancy writing and hit the highlights in bullet point then entertain you with my babies making faces. For the record, I know that 85% of the blog readers will now scroll past all my words to the faces. Thanks for reading if you did.
  • Nicole's visit was great but as with most trips, too short. You're welcome to come back anytime... but I want Paul and Jackson to come next time. I need some man-bonding time.

  • The babies had their two month visit. Malorie has climbed to the 25th percentile in weight, tipping the scales at 8lbs 15 oz. Micah made her look like a feather as he busted through the ten pound threshold. He is now 10 lbs 6 oz. Micah and Mal want everyone to know that getting vaccines is not fun.

  • I have averaged about four hours of sleep all week as I have stayed up during the nights cramming for my MBA class assignments.

  • Rachel has been a champion throughout her first week alone with the kids while I am at work. On Tuesday night, I pulled into the driveway and saw her, the kids and the dog taking a stroll around the block. Today she and the twins visited Jodi and Jacob.

  • Micah and I got dressed up for the Bears game last Sunday night against the Falcons, but the Bears lost. Micah cried, but I won't hold it against him, I cried when the Bears lost until I was about 8 years old.

  • Mal Pal saw a lactation specialist. The lady said Malorie doesn't open wide enough to latch well. Then she made Malorie eat from a tube while shoving her finger into the back of Malorie's mouth. Malorie showed her dissent by burping milk up onto my flight suit.

  • The specialist told Rachel that her lack of milk was from being too stressed out, which stressed out Rachel more. Ah, the joys of mother/daughter bonding.

Now, instead of reading my useless blather, look at my beautiful babies as they make faces for you. I told you Bullets and Baby Faces could go together. Now I've just got to work on the Cubs and World Series.


  1. I have been having trouble with my milk too. I tried those cookies you posted about but didn't notice a difference.
    A couple of things have worked for me. I bought Fenugreek pills from a health food store along with More Milk Plus pills. I noticed an increase in milk the same day! I hope this helps Rachel.

  2. As a life-long Chicagoan, I just have to ask. You do realize the Cubs are never going to the World Series, right? It would be horrible if you really held out.

  3. oh loves.... deep breaths.... you guys are fantastic parents. i know it's stressful (and we only have one!)

    rach- please don't forget to breathe.

  4. Just back from a week long visit with Abby to NY to see Katie, and I'm so glad to see a post from you, with such wonderful pics of your adorable Mal and Micah! I can't believe they're smiling so much already - they are sooooooo cute!

    27 years ago I was told 1 glass of wine would increase the "let down" of milk, and relax mommy. I wonder if that's still recommended by pediatricians. None of the girls have a craving for alcohol every day, so I don't think it caused any problems. :-) I wasn't producing enough for Lori and had to supplement formula - maybe it's in our genes. Plus, you're doing double duty - I truly cannot imagine how you do it!!

    Billy, I think the Cubs may have a better chance than the Royals! But we'll keep rooting for our underdogs.

    much, much love from the "great" aunt. ;-)