Monday, April 29, 2013

Two Months Old

April 23, 2013

Thank you so much for making the past 2 months the best months of my life!  I am loving every second of you and I am so thankful that God chose me to be your mommy!  It's crazy to think that you have been in this world for 2 months already!  You are growing so fast.  You have pretty much outgrown all of your newborn sized clothes and are wearing 0-3 month size now.  You are getting really long and it makes us wonder if you are going to be tall.  Maybe you will get some height from your DeDe (my mommy).   I have been back at work now for about 3 weeks.  It is so hard to leave you in the mornings, but it gets a little (really a teeny tiny bit) easier every day.  While I am at work you get to spend the day with your daddy and sometimes your Nonna and Poppaw (your daddy's parents).  You already have your daddy wrapped around your finger.  He takes great pride in taking care of you, and I must say he does a wonderful job!  He always has you dressed so cute and you are in a wonderful mood when I get home in the evening.  Your daddy says you still love to eat a lot during the day, in fact, you were getting upset because your milk wasn't coming out of your bottles fast enough, so we had to switch to a faster flowing nipple!  You are still eating every 2-3 hours during the day, but then you sleep most of the night.  On a typical night you go to bed around 10pm and then wake up between 4am and 6am to eat and then you go back to sleep.  You usually let your daddy sleep in a little and don't wake up again until 10am or 11am.  I know he really likes that!  During the day your daddy tries to get you to do tummy time each day, and most days you will tolerate it for 10 minutes or so.  You are very good at holding your head up!!  You also like to lay on your gym mat and kick your legs while you look at yourself in the mirror hanging above you.  You think it's so funny seeing that baby (yourself) in the mirror smiling at you! Bath time is still one of your favorite things.  You have outgrown the sling/hammock that was in your bathtub, so you now lay in your baby tub like a big girl, and you are even starting to kick your legs and move your arms around to splash in the water, but you don't like it when you splash yourself in the face.  Your baby acne and cradle cap went away for a while but it has shown it's ugly self again causing us to wash your hair and ears with Selsun Blue again.  I'm hoping once we get rid of it this time it won't come back anymore!  After your bath your daddy always rubs lotion on your feet and it makes you giggle.  It's so cute to see you laugh and to know that you are ticklish on your feet!  We are continuing to go to the park for walks, and you have even been on a couple of park dates (one with Luke and one with Evan) this past month.  It is amazing to me how much you are growing and learning and changing every day.  You are such a "big girl" compared to just one month ago.  You are "talking" to us more and you think it's so funny when we "talk" like you do.  Your daddy and I were talking the other night about how some days we still can not believe that you are our baby.  I don't think you will ever truly know how proud we are of you and how much we love you!  Like I said before, thank you for making the past 2 months the best months of my life.  I love you baby girl, more than you will ever know!
All my love sweet girl,

11 lb 3 oz and 22 3/4 in long

Things she is loving: "talking" with her mommy and daddy, 
chewing on her hands (mainly her thumb and index finger), bath time, 
the swing, walks, kicking her legs

Things she is not a fan of:  hiccups, being in her carseat without it moving, 
having her face wiped, cold milk, shots (getting her vaccinations wore her out!)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

We made it!

Yes, we made it through our first week of me working and Lillian staying with her daddy. I went back to work this past Tuesday. I woke up on time Tuesday morning and everything went as I had planned. Lillian woke up before I left and I was able to feed her and then she went back to sleep so her daddy could sleep in. It didn't hit me that I was having to leave my baby girl for the entire day until I was in the car driving to work. I then started to cry! I made myself dry up the tears and put my big girl pants on because I couldn't go back to work looking a hot mess. The day at work went great. I can not say enough good things about my job and the people I work with. They are so understanding and supportive and made my pregnancy so much easier and now the working mommy issues. I was definitely slow my first day back but it was like riding a bike. I was quickly able to remember how to do things and by the 2nd and 3rd day I was able to take the training wheels off. :)
God really had this planned out for Jon and I when he blessed us with our new jobs in 2012 and now our baby girl in 2013. It's just another reminder of why I always need to have faith in Him and His plan and timing. Jon did bring Lillian to visit me at work on Tuesday afternoon. He had her looking so cute in a dress and wearing a bow! I was one proud mommy and wife!
On Thursday Jon had to go to the hospital for a few hours for an inservice. My MIL came over and watched Lillian. I am very thankful that we have her to help out and watch our precious girl when we have to work!
Jon did great with Lillian all week! She was pretty fussy Friday, but he managed to handle it and they both made it through the day. He was able to stop by my work for a visit that day, and I showed Lillian off to everyone at the office.
Jon did not have to be on call any this past week because he took a few days off in order to get used to taking care of Lillian. This week coming up he will be on call on Tuesday and Thursday. My MIL will be available those days if needed. Hopefully this next week goes just as good as the past and hopefully it continues to get easier to leave for work in the mornings. When I get off work in the afternoon now all I want to do is cuddle with my sweet girl. It melts my heart to see her sweet smile when I get home after missing her all day!!