Another big week. Sometimes it seems like we're always go go go, but other times it seems like all we do is sit around and nurse. I think that means that we've struck the perfect balance. This post is a day late because of Father's Day - but that'll be another post. Here's the rundown:
Sunday: We set out to meet up with Families Like Ours (FLO) for the Pride Parade. We didn't end up finding them, but marched at the back of the parade with Leo anyway.
In the evening, we headed to the Three Rivers Arts Festival to catch the Patty Griffin concert. We only made it in time for the last few songs, but that's probably all Leo was up for at that point. And, we managed to squeeze in an order of chocolate-covered strawberries.
Monday and Tuesday: Leo was really worn out from the weekend, so we took it easy. He lets us know when he's had enough - and that usually results in a full day of staying at home and nursing.
Wednesday: Our friend from college, Kierstin, was coming through town on a road trip and stopped by for breakfast. jb went to work a little late to be there for the visit - and to make her famous strawberries 'n cream oatmeal for us all. That evening, my family came by for Leo's one month birthday (see previous post).
Thursday: jb has been jonesing to take Leo to the Carnegie Library's Baby and Me sing-along, and now that he is starting to have more awake time and really enjoy music, I thought it would be perfect timing. Unfortunately, Leo didn't agree and he slept through the entire thing - even the parts that required jostling him around. Midday, Leo met our friend Kira, who we hadn't seen in a while. It was nice to catch up.
In the evening we took Leo to his first art opening, our friend Barbara's show at Coca Cafe. He got to meet some of our friends (well, truth be told we haven't seen most of them since before we opened the cafe, but I still consider them friends).
Friday: We had a weigh-in with the lactation consultant (even though the pediatrician said we are on track, I'm still a nervous nellie) and Leo had gained 10 oz. in 11 days - which is PERFECT! The nurse couldn't stop saying how bright eyed, alert, and active he is. :) That afternoon jb suggested we go berry picking. We drove to a nearby farm that has strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. It was sunny (and well, Leo is a baby) so we only picked one pint of strawberries so that we weren't out in the sun for too long. I will admit I ate a few before they could make it into our container. So delicious!!
Saturday: We had dinner at our neighbors' home. In addition to Erin and Robert (our adult friends) Leo got to play with Benjamin (6, and very interested in the mechanics of breastfeeding :)) and Anne (3, and a very good baby-holder - she's never dropped one!). They even got to go visit the new chicken coop in the neighborhood. The meal was awesome, and made almost exclusively from ingredients from their CSA and garden; my favorites were the beet greens and purple dragon carrot cake. Mmmm.
As for milestones, jb and I were perusing this chart and it seems that we are in some trouble. Several people have commented on his head control, strength, and alertness, but we didn't realize how advanced some of his skills are for his age. I'm very glad he's not developmentally delayed, but I'm a little worried that we've got an early walker on our hands. Wish us luck!