Mom says she's just learning to use her voice... an important trait in a woman. I like to be heard when I'm discontent, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised that my daughter can be kinda loud? It'll certainly come in handy later in life.
Then again, mom doesn't live here, she only visits, and thinks Josie's cute when she cries. She is cute... for the first hour or so. And I have to say she was pretty good, she didn't scream the entire evening when they were around. Mom put her on a pacifier training regimen... she says we must use the Nuk pacifiers and there's a technique to getting her to take it. And I'll hand it to her, when the paci works it works great, Josie sits there and gazes off and sucks away and is totally content. But you can only give it to her when she's in that tender in-between stage, when she's not dozing off, but not totally pissed off.
She's four weeks old today! Weight: 10 lbs, 3 oz. We can tell she's bigger... she's getting thighs! and pudgy baby cheeks! I mean, she's been gaining 14-15 oz a week lately which is sort of amazing, considering that it's all breastmilk. Apparently the stuff works.
We bought a baby carrier. Marc's been sporting it around, she's pretty happy in it which is AWESOME but Marc says it kinda bothers his back a little. We got a cheap one, and it makes me wonder what the difference is between a $20 baby carrier and an $80 one. If Josie's going to love being worn for a while, I wouldn't mind investing in a nicer one if it really makes a difference. But if the pricy ones are no more comfortable for us to wear, then I don't see the point. I don't need a designer one made from organic cotton or anything fancy like that, it just needs to hold our kid.
Here are some more pictures just for fun:
Marc models the baby-as-jewelry fashion, complete with demo of what you can do with free hands while still keeping your (normally screaming) baby content!
Cute Josie at four weeks, showing off her pudge: