Monday was Christmas Eve. We had just a few precious hours to spend with my parents before they left Togiak. We were able to use the school vehicle for the day, so we took the opportunity of having warm transportation to do some site seeing. Our tour included the post office and a drive up and down the streets to see the cannery, old school, public library, and the weather cams. Exciting, I know. It was really a repeat of the tour we had done last week when we were on 4-wheelers and it was close to -20°F. This time we got to talk a little more. We waved goodbye to my parents at about 1:30 pm as they took off with Grant Air. It was so fun to have them visit us. I only wish they could have stayed longer . . . or just moved next door (hint, hint).
This Christmas was probably one of the quietest I have ever had. It was just Tim, Kaylee, and myself. We slept in. Not that we weren’t excited to open presents, but feeding a newborn all night long, suddenly changes your priorities. We made ourselves biscuits and gravy for breakfast. Without doing it on purpose, I think that has become our Christmas morning tradition. We opened presents and just relaxed all day long. It was wonderful. We got a little fancy for dinner and cooked ham, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, baked rolls, put out grapes, and made deviled eggs. It was delicious. It’s just too bad we didn’t have more people to share it with.
I’m not about to bore you with specific day-to-day details of the rest of our week. We have thoroughly enjoyed it, but it probably isn’t very interesting to read about. We have watched movies, feed Kaylee, changed her diaper, eaten food, feed Kaylee, changed her diaper, played some games, feed Kaylee, changed her diaper, played on the internet, feed Kaylee, changed her diaper, played with Kaylee, feed Kaylee, changed her diaper, and eaten more food and junk food. It’s been wonderful.
Kaylee made it to the 3-week-old mark on Wednesday. She weighed in at 8 pounds 14 ounces on that day. She gained an entire pound in one week! She can now fit into many more outfits, which is totally fun. I love dressing her up in all the cute things everyone bought her and not having to rotate between the 3 smallest newborn outfits we had.
Friday the remains of Kaylee’s umbilical cord fell off. That’s exciting because now we can give her a real bath!
She is a sweet baby. She is starting to be more vocal, but she still is pretty mellow and quiet. She still sleeps a lot, but she also is spending more and more time each day awake and with her eyes open. She hiccups a lot (pretty much every time she finishes eating). Overall she seems like a pretty healthy, happy kid. Her parents are definitely happy!