My morning started at 7 am and by 10 am, I had already fed her 6 times. I am already feeling the impact of my mom being gone. David very generously took Rachel the whole night. He only had one hour sleep before 7am. He slept three hours yesterday in preparation and then slept this morning as well. (between you and me though, I think he was pretty happy about having an excuse to stay up and play computer games...he he...oh he is so going to get me for that one!) Honestly, it was really kind of him - I am so much grumpier when I have to do it. And I am sleeping so much better these days! Later on in the morning, we had a visit from some dear friends who now live in Manitoba, and we took it easy for the rest of the day. Here's Rachel (a bit unhappy with me for not getting her some milk!) with her new sock monkey from our friends.
I think Rachel has grown a bit more. This blue sleeper is one of Abigail's old ones - I think it's a 3 month and it's just a tad big. Dave thinks her cheeks have filled out a bit more too. It's amazing that she could have such a wonderful few weeks just after her worst heart spells.
Want to know something interesting? At least, I think it is. I had always noticed that Rachel's second toe often overlaps her third toe. It seems like she and her cousin Isaiah have the same thing. Isaiah just had surgery to correct his feet. The Doctor released the tendon of the third toe. Poor little guy isn't suppossed to run or jump for weeks. I often wondered if Rachel's toes were doing something similar to her fingers (they have funny bends in them) but now I'm pretty sure it's not related. I think it's interesting that she and her cousin have this in common - too bad they won't be able to commiserate someday;) Although Isaiah will likely not remember his surgery...
And here's a pic of Rachel's toes. (yeah...it's funny how it takes seeing a picture to remind me that it's time to cut my kids nails....)
And here are some pictures Dave took while out on Nose Hill by himself this afternoon. You would hardly believe this is in Calgary. Isn't God's creation amazing??!!
Nice Cuddly Porcupine
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