Here are some nice comparison photos of the kiddos at the same age (give or take a few days):
Selah is definitely more... round :) She's a better eater and I have a LOT more milk to give her than I did with Abram, so that's not too surprising. His nose is more like mine. Maybe hers is going to get more pointy and less round over time, who knows (or nose, if you are punny!)
On a side note, I wanted to record here that we were having a really hard time with her bottles at night. We were using the Playtex nursers that worked so well for Abram, but she was choking and gagging and there was milk everywhere and lots of burping and gas. One of the times we figured out that it was because Quinn had forgotten that we warm up breast milk before giving it to a newborn (it had been awhile!), but the other times we just couldn't figure it out. Until I realized that it was probably because the single stream of milk was going straight to the back of her throat and gagging her. So I tried over tipping the bottle so that the nipple was a little pinched and the hole was pointing more toward her tongue that the back of her mouth. SUCCESS! Two feedings of almost no gagging or anything at all. Just a perfect 10 minutes of 3 ounces and a single, awesome burp at the end.
So this is my view for, let's see, 15 minutes of burping, 7 feedings a day, that almost 2 hours a day.
Sometimes I put her in the homemade Baby K'Tan to keep her upright after feedings so that I can do stuff.
Also, if she won't go to sleep I just have to drop her in there for 5 minutes, max, and she's out. But getting her out without waking her up is not always successful.
I told Quinn he has to put it on sometime so that he can get the closest feeling he might ever have of what it's like to be pregnant.
Abram is still loving giving Sissy kisses. Thankfully, he always goes for the top of her head since that's where we've encouraged it to be given since the beginning. It feels the most sanitary and the fact that when he's done giving her those kisses, her head is sopping wet, leads me to believe we need to try and be as sanitary as possible.
And a cutie face picture of "Brother".
On a final note, both our computer and our car have decided to slowly stop working at the same time. The computer's keyboard and mouse stopped working awhile ago, then the speakers, and this is after a fan stopped working and it started overheating and shutting off every time we watched video or skyped. So we figured it was time for a new one. It was four years old, which is about the normal lifespan of a laptop. Now I am finishing my first post on our ENORMOUS new laptop! Quinn wants to be able to use Photoshop on it. Because that's what he does all day long, he has some pretty high standards for what he needs. This includes, but is not limited to, a 17" screen. Woah. It's huge. But really nice, I have to say.
The car was bought used right before Abram was born. It has been in the shop for various issues more than any car either one of us has ever owned. Most recently, it has been dying in the middle of driving it and then picking back up where it left off. Sometimes it really does die and has to be pulled to the side and restarted, usually with success. That is scary enough when I have two small children with me most of the time, but today, the breaks started going out. I mean, they basically went out at one point, but the rest of the time it's like they aren't catching at all. I have to mash it all the way to the ground and use the emergency break to get it to stop. Scary. It's going into the shop on Tuesday, but I'm fearing that it just might be done for.
Anyway. There's a lengthy update on what's going on in the Smith home lately. It's 12:30 and I need to go to bed. I tend to stay up too late because it's the only time that I get any just me time any more. And me time apparently means blog time, but I will be woken up by a lovely little girl in about 2 hours, so blog time is over. Happy Friday!