lucky kitty kisses




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I am still pumping milk for Annabel – both so she’ll have a bottle and to increase my milk supply. So, I will post more.
Annabel is still 10 weeks as I post this – and still sleeping. That begins my thoughts on luck. Mike and I are lucky that Annabel is a good sleeper. We did absolutely nothing to make this happen – besides feeding her and holding her. We don’t even have a bedtime routine yet – when do you start making one… hopefully we have time.
Mike and I are lucky to have Annabel. There were complications from day one. My pregnancy involved too many bloodtests, too many medications, and too too much bedrest (not to mention too much bedroom ceiling collapsing during a rain storm). Then, we discovered Annabel was apparently too active inside and tied her cord in a knot. A bad thing. She was a bright girl and decided to come out early before this caused any harm. So, lucky lady luck kissed us and here’s Annabel. She of the big stomach which makes for long sleeps.
I am lucky on a personal level that Annabel’s head is only in the 25th percentile because – yup – labor was that much easier.
We are lucky are cats are doing so well with her. Not much jealousy (except for Leo having to sit on the lap of whoever is holding Annabel). Gromit doesn’t quite understand what she is. But Gracie knows, and yet she still hasn’t been mean.
We are crazy lucky that she is the most beautiful baby in the whole world. Plus she is, of course, advanced for her age. She can already crawl (when we put our hands behind her feet). Poor thing, she is not good at tummy time because as soon as we put her down she grips the blanket and tries to pull herself forward (grunting, huffing and puffing, and making many sounds of utter frustration). But, she is able to do this because (again) we are lucky she has such a small head.
I am lucky that Mike loves her so much!!! And, he loves me too, so he spoils both of us – too much sometimes.
Yup, luck gave me Mike and Annabel. All those stars and pennies paid off I guess.

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