Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Zélie--The First 6 Weeks

Just a few quick notes:

Zélie reached the 6 week mark on Friday, and it is honestly difficult to believe it has been 6 weeks already.  On the other hand, it feels like she has been a part of the family forever.  The kids love her.  She and Atticus are especially good buddies; I think this can in part be owed to them nursing together--as my friend said, "they are breast friends".  Tandem nursing continues to go well (Sylvia, I promise to write about it more in depth soon!)  Zélie has a pretty sweet easy-going personality, but like Lily and Atticus, she is plagued by reflux.  Medication has helped a lot, but since she is growing so fast, it is easy for her to outgrow her dose which turns her into a miserable baby. 

You may have noticed the dearth of photos with me and Zélie together.  Most of the photos I have of the two of us together are from the hour after her birth (thanks to my amazing doula Melissa who doubled as the post-birth photographer!) or they are of me tandem nursing on the day Zélie and Atticus first met.  Due to the lack of clothing, I am keeping these photos, as beautiful and cherished as they are, off of the blog. 


  1. That photo of Zélie crying, Lily laughing...I love those moments! That really reminds me of my little girls. The crying really doesn't fluster a 4 year old, does it?

    1. It really doesn't. She seems to realize that sometimes babies just cry.