Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mia grows and grows

Mia is just starting to smile and is so content, except when hungry. And since she weighed in at 12.3 at 8 weeks, she's a drinker. So long nights for Pamela and nights where Mia sleeps 4-5 hours. Last few days feels like we may be in for the 8-10 week growth spurt. So all is good with beautiful Mia who is still a baldy. She loves her swing, to stare at faces and light and is such a wriggler. Cant believe she has rolls of fat on her legs and arms. We are introducing her to friends and family and relaxing a little. Boy are the little boos different. Mia latched right away, has only sucked a pacifier a couple times and sleeps. Its been a long time since we posted as we settle into a new life where we love Mia and remember and celebrate Sasha. We have slipped from one extreme to the other and it feels almost wierd to be toting Mia around, just carefree parents of a very robust sweet baby girl.

So the last weeks we visited Jen and Ryder for a home cooked Sunday morning breakfast and relaxed catchup with Sadie and Lucille and then spent a few days at the cottage and then had a barbecue for Paul and Lindsay and the boys from Bermuda with their savage tans, meeting Charlie for the first time. Playing in the garden with the soccer ball by the barbeque made for a lovely night. By our count Paul had no less than 12 beers and then sauntered over to the taxi and was gone. It was penalty shootouts and ball throwing in front of the house and three moms breast feeding.

During Sasha's shiva we reconnected with many people we have not seen the last two years or just generally. 24 years have passed quickly since a dozen of us innocents visited Israel during the Lebanon war in 1982. Sara dropped by with Steve and I got in touch with Jordan. Hitch Hike Mike is back in town to care for a friend who is dying. Then Sara had us over with Leora and Asher and Noah and Aubrey for a sparkling family meal and lots of looking at pictures and maybe a little too much pedriatric medicine: we asked Asher about a small amount of blood in a poop and then we shared with them some of our journey with Sasha. It was very special to have all these kids notice Mia and be around us. Sara has a delightful multi split bungalow showing her special talents in every direction. Its been a treat to be around so many happy kids as Mia grows and grows.


Marcia and Henry said...

So thrilled to see recent pictures of Mia, who has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to Pam's plentiful milk and her own good processing of the food.
She is a delight and we appreciate her. We also think of Sasha alot. We miss her but find that she is such an inspiration for living life and making difficult decisions. She taught us so much.
Lot so love to you all

margot said...

wow!!! so exciting!! cannot wait to meeeeet!!! xoxoxoxo