During that week we also had our last visit to the midwife and we're officially discharged! A little weird after spending so much time with them. We are very thankful for all the help and support they provided. Would absolutely do it again! In our discharge package was a copy of all the notes they took during our visits, and every time it said: doing well! Both for baby and me. It showed how smooth everything went. And truthfully, are still going! Carice is doing really well, and that makes that we are doing well too. She has put on a good amount of weight (4 lbs/almost 2kg at her 6.5 week check up), as well as 3.5"/9 cm in length since birth. She's also sleeping very well. A normal night is a 7 hr stretch, then a feed, and then another 4 hrs. Yes, no complaining here ;) She sometimes sleeps during the day, and sometimes she doesn't. Right now she's awake, but totally capable of entertaining herself with staring at toys. Carice has also learned how to smile, and yesterday almost broke out in giggles! She's been able to roll over from back to front since week three, so tummy time either is cut short because she rolls over, or she simply falls asleep. Not much success there!
But all in all we couldn't be happier with her, and how she is doing so well.
A few days after my mom left, my brother was here for a short visit as well. It was nice to see him, and I think he enjoyed spending time with Carice as well. As a proud uncle!
And in other news... We decided to buy a second car. We were totally ok with one car while I was taking the bus to work. But right now it shows how much easier it is with two cars. If all goes well, I should get it next week! Bright red and standard, just like my old cavalier :)
Also, we had our first dump of snow last night. 25 cm of the white stuff, and the world looked absolutely wonderful! The wind has picked up a bit now, so a lot of the trees have lost the snow, but it's still pretty out! I wonder if it stays or not... We still have to put our Christmas lights up, which might be a little tricky with the snow...
Below is a selection of photos. I guess most of them are self explanatory...
And here some really nice pictures taken by my brother: