Here are my Mother's Day gifts.
Big M even read his sweet little note to me. J & K's gift is a very appropriate poem. There are tons of hand prints on the walls that that drive me nuts, but they are prints that will fade away just as the prints will. I need to appreciate the now and see the messes they make for what they are - a fun snapshot of their life.
Of course, Little M's gift is Little M. He is healthy and that's all that he needs to be right now. Though his one month check up today was not to his doctor's satisfaction. Today he weighed in at 10 lbs 2 oz. The pediatrician said that at one month, they like babies to have gained 2 lbs from their birth weight, so Little M is behind by 6 oz. He asked if I could pump, which sounded strange to me since I am exclusively breastfeeding. If I needed to pump to give him extra milk, why couldn't he just get it straight from the source? I a torn at the moment on whether to take this weight issue to heart, especially since Little M has been nursing every hour for a few days now. But I guess I can give him one formula feeding a day since the hospital sent us home with a few bottles.