Sunday, September 28, 2008

1st week

I worked all week. It was a very busy week at school. I had to work late one day, but the other days I was out of there ASAP.

M did an amazing job with EG during her first week as SAH- (StayatHome) Mom. I think M is getting more and more comfortable with being home with EG and finding things to fill their time.

There were moments that were hard. We had our babysitter Thursday night, and I was exhausted. I managed to make it through dinner and some driving, but then we headed home. It was still nice to sit down and eat with my girl at the same time and have a drink with her. Ninna comes the weekend of the 10th and we are SUPER excited. Built in babysitter for DAYS! We have a list of things we want to do in the yard and out in the real world. We know that Ninna and EG will have a blast all by themselves.

EG is improving on the sleeping front. She is still eating some at night, but everything we read said that eating at night was still okay for her. She should stop it in about 4-6 weeks. Since she has NO interest in solid food we will continue to give up the formula as needed. She is learning to sleep on her belly which scares the crap out of me. All I see when she is face down on the mattress is all of those SIDS boxes that are located in every babybook about every other page. Luckily, most of them say that once the baby rolls over themselves, they have passed the SIDS danger window.

We have a big week coming up --- dentist visit, M's cast might come off, G-ma and G-pa are coming to babysit, and it is HOMECOMIG! That means it's EG's first parade on Thursday night. She will skip the game and dance. I will be at both!!!! ARGHHHHHH


Sunday, September 21, 2008


Everytime EG learns a new skill she becomes obsessed with it. It is very common. The funniest one was when she learned how to move her neck. She looked back and forth like a sprinkler for about 24 hours. She was amazed at her new found fun. Her latest trick is keeping us up at night.....

EG can roll from her back to her belly. However, she cannot roll from her belly to her back. Therefore, we spend a lot of time at night getting up to roll her back over. In the beginning of this new skill it was great. She was sleeping better, eating better, and generally much happier. But, now she is obsessed with it and wakes up even more! We are hoping she figures it out soon.

I went back to work last week. I did 2 half days and 2 full days. Work is very busy right now so it hasn't been too bad. I did want to vomit most of my first full day. I just missed EG and M so much. It was great knowing that EG was perfectly cared for at home. I also get tons of updates throughout the day. I was very happy to be back with my two main collegues. They are my friends and co-workers and I have missed them both -- I think they missed me too.

M is doing a great job at home. We talked about "expectations" of a stay-at-home-mom and we decided that the only expectation she has it to take care of our babygirl. Anything else is bonus -- like a clean house or dinner. Her job is taking care of herself and EG. I am sure we will continue to figure out how to live our lives with a new baby around.

Here is a cute pic of our girl. It was cool here for a few days so we broke out the was made by her AuntG.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

4 months old

I am home alone with EG while M spends some time with her friends on this dreary Saturday.  We have posted a few videos lately...we love the one where she is learning to "talk", but we haven't said very much.  So here goes...

She is 4 months old.  She no longer sleeps through the night because she is too hungry.  She eats at least twice a night taking 3-4 ozs at each nighttime feeding.  She is 26 inches long (off the charts) and 16 lbs 4ozs (95%).  Doctor says it is time for cereal.  We have tried it three times.  Each time she gets a tiny bit better.  She really doesn't eat it yet -- she just moves it around her mouth and then spits it back out.  I think I got her to swallow about 1/16th of a teaspoon this morning.  We are open to any advice about helping her learn how to eat.

Because her nighttime sleep is interrupted her daytime naps are less then great.  You never know what you are going to get.  She was very predictable when she was sleeping through the night.  We know this will pass when she can get enough food in during the day.  

Even though she doesn't nap very well she is still very happy.  She smiles, "talks", and yesterday started giggling.  Those moments make it all worth it.  My favorite moment with her is when I am rocking her to sleep and I put her on my shoulder to burp her and she falls asleep there.  I can hear her breath in my ear and feel her breath on my neck.  It is pure heaven and there is no better feeling in the world.  It is a great mix of her being full, tired, and ready to snuggle.  

I have gone to work for 2 half days and they almost killed me -- not because I missed EG, but the work load is unreal.  I have two more half days and then full time on Thursday.  I have about month of hardcore work in front of me.  Leaving EG is currently okay because she is with M and M does great with EG.  She is very patient and tough as nails.  I know that it will be hard for her to be home with her all day long, but we know it is best for EG.

We will see how this week goes...a huge transition week.