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It is so wonderful to see Mataya growing and changing already. She is so sweet and right now quite a calm and content baby. It is wonderful! I just love looking in her little eyes.
 And sleep! She is doing very well with her sleep. She naps several times a day with minimal fuss. The last few nights I have been feeding her at 8 and then again at 10 before I go to bed. Then she has been sleeping until 2 and 6. Her 6 am feeding I have been keeping short and then putting her back down for some sleep before getting her up at 8 to start the day. This works out nicely since Joash is up at 7. Then he and I can have an hour with just the two of us and I think he likes that a lot.

We are swaddling Mataya, like we did Joash. I love this picture because her little hand snuck its way out.
Joash is doing quite well. The silage started this week, so he has been spending lots of time at the farm and on the tractor. He is convinced that they can't do it without him.

The other day, we were outside and Joash spotted some buttercups in the yard. He picked one for me and one for himself. I said, "Thanks Joash. It is yellow, my favourite colour."

"Mine, too," he said.

I tried for a few minutes to put mine behind my ear, but the stem was too short so I told Joash I would just put it in my ponytail instead.

Joash paused for a minute, then brushed the stem of his flower through his hair. He looked at me, a bit concerned and said, "But I don't have a ponytail."

I then helped him put it behind his ear, which lasted about two minutes and then he gave the flower to me. I added it to the other one in my ponytail.

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