I just spoke with my daughter, and she said Olivia's first doctor's appointment went well. They were still concerned about the cord having been wrapped around her neck, so they saw her sooner than normal. She is perfect! She has been very alert since she was born, and trying to hold her head up. The doc said she has unusually neck strength for a newborn, so it was not just wishful thinking. I was holding her up to burp her at 2 days old, and she kept holding her head back and looking me right in the eye. I have heard that newborns don't smile, but even though it was just reflexive and learning to use her brand new muscles, I got a pic of her smiling. I hope I caught it, anyway. They put the phone to her ear when I called, and she looked around and made little squeaky noises. I hope she remembers me between visits.
Pearl's brother, Cotton, has become her guardian. He sleeps at the foot of the bassinet, and when he is awake, he sits next to it with his paws on the side and gazes at her. He gives her little feet kitty loves, but does not try to get around her face. He is a big, normally ornery cat, so I am really surprised that he is so taken with her. The other cat, Minky, checked her out, but doesn't want much to do with her. I got a pic of Minky checking her out for the first time. I am not a very good photographer, so I am crossing my fingers that my pics will turn out.
I am still just bouncing off the walls!