Naja and I went for our first real walk yesterday, and I think she enjoyed it - I know I did! I got my first taste at power-walking with the jogging stroller. I feel the need to give a shout out to the women who run regularly with strollers, talk about added intensity. When I got to the hilly sections, I was WORK-ING! Naja hung out in the stroller, and dozed off ~10 minutes into the walk. The weather was beautiful, with a lovely breeze!
In other news, Naja is a growing little bear! She passed 7 pounds this week, which is great considering that she dropped quite a bit from her birth weight of 6 lbs 6.5 ounces while in the hospital. Finally, we're introducing the bottle to Naja now to ensure she's ready for my transition back to work. I still plan to nurse her at home, at night and on the weekends. However, she'll have to use a bottle while she's at daycare. Mimi (my mom) tested her out with the bottle (with my pumped breast milk) yesterday, and she took it like the trooper she is! She fussed a little, but she ate everything and was satisfied. I will say, I do think I will miss nursing her. It's so special, I really enjoy it, and the idea that she gets her nutritional needs filled from mom...it's remarkable. Seriously, I get teary-eyed. I can see why it's hard for some women to go back to work. Speaking of, I have less than a month before I return.