On Thursday we had our 2 week check up and Kinsey gained all of her birth weight back and then some! She came in at 8 lbs, 8.5 oz, 20 inches, and head circumference was 37 cm (compared to 33 at birth). That put her in about the 75th percentile for all measurements.
Last week was all about getting ready for Kinsey's Welcome Home Party on Saturday. We had done a good job cleaning the house before she was born, but of course there were beds to be made, carpets to be shampooed, bathrooms to be cleaned, etc. Plus, we had to plan the food for the party and do the shopping and prepping. David did a great job with the food trays and I'm sure saved us money vs getting premade trays from the store.
I filed her nails on Friday which was interesting. I tried first clipping them but they were so soft (something I didn't realize) that the clippers wouldn't really work. We still kept her mittens on for a few days but over the last few days we have just left her hands free. They still feel sharp but she doesn't seem to have scratched herself yet.
On Friday between 2 and 5, Kinsey was a little bit fussy. I wondered if the same thing was going to happen on Saturday during the party, but she was awake for the first 30 minutes of the party then slept the rest of the time.
All in all, we had about 40 people here. It reminded me of my wedding reception because I felt like there were so many people here I couldn't spend much time with anyone in particular.
Leatrice made an incredible looking and incredible tasting cake! I have never tasted homemade buttercream frosting as good as this one! It was actually four cakes stacked on top of each other. Cutting it was lots of fun because I ended up lopping off the top half. Here is a photo:
As for eating and sleeping, she is doing really well. Eating is no problem whatsoever. Last night I took her for the whole night because David had a lot of schoolwork to do, since he is taking two classes this semester. I only had to get up once in the middle of the night, it was fantastic! I fed her at 10:30, then she went to sleep and didn't wake up until about 2, then I fed her at 2:15, and she went back to sleep until 5:30. Of course I went back to bed after that to get some more sleep. She seems to have trouble during the day going to sleep for naps, but I'm sure that comes with the territory. She fights it, and she usually requires a combination of swaddling (yes, it's back again), holding, rocking, and shushing (white noise). I guess the cool thing about it though is that she's awake a good bit more during the day.
Also, yesterday we contacted a lead we have for day care when I go back to work. We are going to explore our options but that ball has started rolling. I plan to go back to my same schedule, about 2-3 days per week. Two in the beginning would I'm sure be better, but we'll see. I still have a little over 2 months before we fully cross that bridge.
Finally, David was changing her diaper yesterday and said, "Whoa we have a little fudge in here!" Yum.
Here is a link to the pictures from the Welcome Home Party: