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Kira_02months[Matt] At the end of March, Kerean went back to work on a 4-10 schedule, which means she works Monday through Thursday, 10 hours per day (telecommuting on Mondays, which is nice because her commute is more than 30 miles each way). With Kerean once again very busy with work, I have become the primary caregiver Mondays through Thursdays. By working Fridays and Saturdays I am able to extend my 6-week family leave to cover the entire 10-week Spring quarter, so I do not have to teach. This “Daddy Day Care” has been a great arrangement because (a) Kira didn’t have to start regular day care at the tender age of two months and (b) I get a chance to bond with her at a very early age and learn what’s it’s like to care for an infant — a chance I never had with Maia and will never have again (no, we’re not planning to have any more children).

Kira_03months This schedule is punishing, though, and we only get one day per week (normally Sunday) together as a family. We’re so busy that time is rushing past us. The first month has already gone, and here are two photos to bookend it. At 2 months old, Kira was already smiling, cooing, and looking around. She weighed 14 lbs, 6 oz at her 2-month checkup. She also received the full slew of vaccinations—the afternoon after that appointment was my most challenging experience with her yet, she cried for 45 minutes straight, fell asleep, and then whimpered in her slumber as I held her for 2 more hours.

Now, at 3 months, she has gotten very good at holding up her head and is already trying to sit up. She is a great sleeper—she often takes 2-3 hour “marathon naps” that leave me with time to get other things done, like this blog post! Kira and I enjoy long walks in the morning, usually 3 to 5 miles, and she’ll either have a marathon nap then or be awake for part of the time and looking around. We haven’t weighed her recently, but she is eating very well and certainly growing! Take a look back at Kira’s 1 month photos to appreciate the difference.

During this past month, Kira got to meet and hang out with quite a few visiting relatives: Aunt Lydia, Uncle Romaine, Gram, Aunt Abby, Uncle Scott and Cousin Henry! Like I said, a busy time!

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[Kerean] Fun fact: Kira didn’t have an official one-month birthday! She was born January 29 and since there were only 28 days in February, we celebrated her first month in early March.

I am committing to photograph her in our blue chair all the way up to her 12th month. I had attempted this with Maia though it appears I am missing her 12th month picture on the blog: https://babypovich.wordpress.com/photography/

Happy first month to our beautiful Kira who is already seducing us with her cooing and smiles.

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Posted on: March 3, 2015

[Kerean] Kira at home at 13 days old.

 

Kira at 13 Days Old

 

Kira at 13 Days Old.

 

Little Sister PJs Maia Picked Out.

Little Sister PJs Big Sister Maia Picked Out.

 

Kira at 13 Days Old.

 

[Kerean] Scenes from a relaxing and delicious Thanksgiving with Gram and Zeydeh. To top it off, we ate dinner on the patio in perfect weather. To top it off even more, Maia broadened her food repertoire by trying and liking asparagus.

Baked brie with preserves and prosciutto

Baked brie with preserves and prosciutto

Turkey on the grill after an overnight brine in apple cider, herbs and seasonings. It was moist and very delicious!

Turkey on the grill after an overnight brine in apple cider, herbs and seasonings. It was moist and very delicious!

Maia sampling the vegan frosting for her favorite vegan chocolate cake.

Maia sampling the vegan frosting for her favorite vegan chocolate cake.

Maia and Daddy decorates Maia's special cake.

Maia and Daddy decorate Maia’s special cake.

Maia tried asparagus and liked it...

Maia tried asparagus and liked it…

The gang sitting down to dinner.

The gang sitting down to dinner. Outside!!!

Gram and Zeydeh

Gram and Zeydeh

[Kerean] Maia got to pick her first mandarin from the teenie weenie tree we planted in our backyard earlier this year.

This one Mommny?

This one Mommny?

Mommy, this one?

Mommy, this one?

(laughter) "I fell on my butt." Picking a mandarin took more strength than Maia thought...

(laughter) “I fell on my butt.” Picking a mandarin took more strength than Maia thought…

"Here it is!"

“Here it is!”

Time to taste it. They are very juicy.

Time to taste it. They are very juicy.

[Kerean] Hanging with my favorite girl…

Giving her a kiss and she kisses too...

Giving her a kiss and she kisses at the camera…

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