Monday, August 04, 2008

Observations and Factoids

Regarding Amaya:
  • She likes her pacifier and can scream quite loudly when it falls from her mouth during nap time.
  • She also likes to be bundled tightly, so that she's all snuggly warm. Chase did not really enjoy the swaddle. She also likes wearing her cap--another item of which Chase was not fond.
  • She has very long fingers and toes. I mean really long. She's like a puppy that needs to grow into its paws. Those same fingers also have a very strong grip--vise like.
  • She eats like a champ--with very little spit up. Chase, as you'll remember, was the reflux king.
  • She's a pretty easy going soul so far. The only times that she cries are when she's hungry, needs changed, lost her paci, or someone has rudely awaken her from her slumber.
  • Finally, she's pretty darn cute I have to say.

Regarding Chase:
  • He is attached to Grandma via an invisible two year old sized umbilical cord. He doesn't mind if anyone else holds Amaya , but "AmMa" must not pay attention to the baby. Only him.
  • He appears to be grumpy with me, as he's barely given me any thought or concern for the past day and a half. This hurts my heart of course. On the other hand, the few times he has made an effort to acknowledge my existence, he's inadvertently bumped into my belly or incision line and brought a burst of pain to my super sore abdomen. So, it's probably a good thing he isn't having a Mommy attachment time.
  • He's not too sure what he thinks of his sister yet. He pretty much ignores her. However, on occasion he remembers that she is here and babbles something about baby sleeping. He's also been very helpful in the feeding department when he very gently places the bottle on her legs or next to her belly. He also likes to hand her toys to her and makes sure that her baby ipod continues to play its tunes.
  • He keeps asking where "AmPa" is. He's keeping his visit in his memory as he goes around saying "Wow Wee" to everything he sees.
  • He has been in a really good mood overall with minimal fussing and tantrums.
  • Finally, he's pretty darn cute, I have to say.

Regarding me:
  • I'm having a bit more aches and pangs than I did with Chase. Prescription pain killers and I are well acquainted.
  • Grandma and Andy are taking very good care of me. I don't have to lift a finger, and if I try to even wiggle an appendage, they yell at me.
  • Bullet #2 almost makes bullet #1 worth it. Almost. The picture below, however, does.


  1. Anonymous4:54 PM

    She is soooo precious and beautiful! I can't wait to see her in person! I'm glad that your Mom and Andy are taking good care of you. You deserve some pampering... once you feel up for it, let's get on the calendar for Mom's Day out with some pampering and celebration of Miss Amaya.


  2. Anonymous9:13 PM

    I appreciate the blog update, as I've been wondering how things are going in the Lissak household. She's so precious and we can't wait to meet her. Hang in there, and if you need anything, just call.