He may not be quite as excited about her as he first was, but he has never shown any kind of anger or frustration towards her. That's not to say he hasn't been a pain lately. I'm sure he's feeling the effects of having another person in the house that needs attention. I know that he doesn't like sharing his parents or his grandparents with his sister. He's screaming more, listening less, and has moments when he tells us to put the baby down or give her to someone else so that he can sit in my lap or so his dad can play golf with him.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Her stats today:
Weight - 9 lbs 5 oz. (50th percentile)
Length - 21 1/4 inches (75th percentile)
Head - they didn't tell me, although the doctor mentioned she had gained (Lauren is no where near what Brenden's head size was by now)
She's gained over a pound but stayed the same length, although she sure seems longer. We think it might be because she's stretching out more now instead of pulling her legs up all the time. She's staying awake for longer stretches and eating more. (Hence her crazy weight gain...which is good!) Her tear duct in her right eye is still too small so it causes lots of goopy eye gunk, but we're dealing with it. She's graduated from newborn sized diapers to size ones and has grown out of a lot of the little, tiny clothes. (That works out well for our friends Susan and Craig. Their daughter, Ottillie, is super tiny and we've already taken some clothes over.) She coos, focuses on faces or my fingers if I wiggle them, and kinda sorta smiles at us occasionally. She can hold her head up, which she's been doing for awhile, and she loves looking at the ceiling fan. What did she get the most comments about at this appointment? Her hair, of course. Even the doctor noticed it had grown. :)
She's doing fabulous and we're all very happy with how she is growing. I wish I could freeze her just like this...at least for a little while. It's hard to accept that she's no longer a newborn. She's an infant! I'm trying to enjoy every moment, every tiny finger and toe, every small milestone she reaches. However, I'd like to stop enjoying midnight and 5 am. Whenever she wants to sleep through the night, we're ready. The doctor even said so! :)
Lauren, One Month Old
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Only a few weeks later my friend Susan, whose wedding I attended when I was 5 1/2 weeks pregnant, dropped by the house during lunch. She asked how far along I was. (I believe I was 11 weeks.) "Well...I guess that means I'm 4 weeks." I'm shocked that I didn't wake Brenden up from squealing.
Crazily enough, they both went in yesterday at 5 pm to be induced. Poor Shebree was due May 8th so she was a few days overdue. Susan was due May 24th but her doctor was concerned with pre-eclampsia so they induced her early.
I bugged them both all day today, letting them know I was thinking of them but knowing that they weren't going to be like me, updating facebook every hour. :) Shebree knew she was having a little boy but Susan and her husband opted to wait to find out. I thought for sure Susan was having a boy, too. (I should not go to Vegas...ever.)
Meet her little girl, Ottillie Rene. 6 lbs 9 oz, 18.5 inches long. :) She was born around 4:30 pm.
Thank you Anne, Susan's sister, for posting this photo!
Not 5 minutes after I saw this picture on Susan's sister's facebook page, Shebree sent me a message.
Parker Charles was born at 4:01 pm (5 pm our time...she's in Wyoming.). He weighed 8 lbs 9 oz. and was almost 22 inches long.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It was a wonderful, laid back day with lots of baby snuggling and Shrek watching. Someday soon I hope to get a write up from Tim and Karen about the handmade presents they helped the kids make me. (They did a fabulous job! Thank you guys!) Until then, please enjoy the pictures of their finished product.
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers in our lives!
My gift from Lauren.