Levi likes to smile...
WHEN THE CAMERA IS OFF. Usually. He's a natural but he's not your circus monkey.
Other things of note:
Milk coming out the nose. Twice. He inhales deeply and frantically for some reason, then milk trickles out and it hurts. We wipe it and he carries on feeding. Peace is restored, life is good.
Sleeping for seven plus hours at night. Kid, you ARE a natural.
Digging on the Grateful Dead. Box of Rain specifically agrees with Levi. He also seems to like Chopin, Pink Floyd, M83 and Talking Heads' Slippery People.
We take one small road trip per day. Last week we discovered alpacas. This week, emus.
Hikes: Our first hike as an immediate family of three took place on May 30th. We went to Corralitos Creek with cousins Kyle and Drew. Levi slept peacefully the whole time packed up cozily on mama. A bat flew overhead in the middle of the day and we checked him out. Drew searched for and successfully located several redwood salamanders. Our second hike took place today, June 5th. We all-terrain strollered through the mighty redwoods of Nisene Marks. Levi seemed curious or possibly bewildered. He had some milk by a creek. His father and I sauntered the way John Muir did, pushing Levi through and over terrain steeper than what we imagined other one-month-olds have had access to. Aaron says that Levi is already a brave little man.
Brave, cute, so on, so forth--our love for this kid is supreme. I've never known of a stronger, more real contentedness.