Jillian is now three weeks old and growing like a weed. When we brought her home she weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. At her two week appointment she weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. Her first couple of weeks we thought she might be a tiny bit colicky. No. No colic. Just my diet. She has been a new baby since I laid off the caffeinated sodas and anything remotely spicy. It's a bland diet, but it is really worth it. I had forgotten how many foods tear up a newborn tummy. So, no more red or green chile for a while. The happy baby I have in return is wonderful. Now she only really fusses when she is tired, hungry, or dirty. Much better than the cranky-anytime-she-was-awake fussing!
Leah and Monica love their baby sister! Leah calls Jillian "my baby". "Mom, I hold my baby?" "My baby wake up!" "Here's my baby's diaper." Monica is protective and does her best to keep Leah from getting too hands on with her. Last week when I was taking a final, I heard Monica all of a sudden yell, "No, Leah! Leave the baby alone!" To which Leah yelled back, "Never!" Laughter and love abound in our house for sure!