"It's been three hours since he last fed."
"It's been thirty seconds since we changed his diaper and he's going again??"
"It's been two and a half hours since he fell asleep."
"We have ten minutes to eat!" : )
Which is why my itzbeen is so handy! I got it at a baby shower and it totally helps me keep track of time and Liam's schedule throughout the day. I'm not even wearing a watch (or any jewelry for that matter -- SHOCKER, I know!) so most days I go by when Liam's hungry and when I'm hungry, regardless of the time. People told me I would forget to eat, and they were right! I have to remind myself to get a snack during the day, otherwise I'd starve without realizing it.
|Spencer & Liam|
So, back to our week . . . Monday was our kraamzorg's last day, which was a little sad for me. She has been such a huge help and it's been nice to have someone so knowledgable answer all your questions each day and let you know that everything we're experiencing is completely normal. I wish the States would adopt this system! It's a heck of a lot cheaper than staying at the hospital for extra days, plus you get advice and help where you actually need it and can comprehend it -- at home! Keith took a picture of Marieke and Liam that I have yet to get off the camera, but will post when I have it. She promised to stop by sometime to see us because she lives right around the corner, and maybe I'll run into her at the Winkelcentrum!
So today, after 10 days, Liam and I finally made it out of the house! The four of us (Murphy included) went for a walk around the block, and I showed Liam the playground he will one day play on. We really enjoyed getting out and it is a beautiful day here -- Liam was very alert and looking all around the entire time. Now he is sleeping in his crib, resting up after a busy afternoon. : )
|He is ready to go!|
|Mom and Liam's first time out of the house!|
|Exhausted after our walk . . .|
Here are a couple more pictures from this week . . .
|Liam hearts Mac|
|I know it's dark, but just too cute not to post : )|
Ok, "itzbeen" four hours since I've eaten, so I better take advantage of his nap! Blog soon,