Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Baby

We had a wonderful week. Abigail has been doing great! She's still sleeping from 8:30-6, which makes mommy and daddy very happy :-) She's such a good baby. She hardly cries unless she's hungry or really tired. We got out of the house on Thursday and hung out with some friends. Abigail loves being outdoors.

Here is a picture of Tori and her beautiful niece, Olivia (sorry it's so blurry)

Tommy and I have both been very busy at work. But being busy has definitely made the transition to work alot easier. I don't have alot of time during the day to sit and think about how much I miss her. But coming home to her and Tommy certainly gives me something to look forward to.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

blog awards

Mama K at Mama's Messages awarded us with two blogger awards, the honest scrap and the suger doll award. You definately need to check out her blog. Her little boy so adorable.

For the awards you have to share 10 things about yourself:
1. I make spreadsheets for everything, including how often Abigail eats and poos. When we went to Disney world last year I had a spreadsheet for each park with each ride, it was insane.
2. Speaking of Disney, I love disney world and I dream of the day when Tommy and I can bring Abigail and watch her enjoy it.
3. I LOVE chocolate...anything chocolate.
4. Deep down have this small urge to be a stay at home mom, but...
5. I love my job and I think that I would lose my sanity if I stayed home all the time. Or I would go broke because I would go shopping everyday.
6. I hate to cook. Thank god Tommy is an excellent cook.
7. I love to travel.
8. I love LSU foot ball and would love it if someone would sell me their season tickets :-)
9. I love to run and I'm looking forward to some cooler weather in the fall so we can bring Abigail to jog with us.
10. I need to pass these awards on to others...that will happen in the near future.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2 month doctor appointment

Abigail's 2 month check-up was 2 days ago. Her ear infection is gone and her congestion is getting much better. Her new stats are:
12 lbs 9 ounce (90th percentile)
23 1/4 inches (75th percentile)
I don't think she shrunk 3/4 inches or gained 8 ounces in a week. I just think a different nurse measured her and go slightly different measurements. The doctor said she looks great. She's developing great and growing!

I was worried that she would be cranky after the shots but she did great! She's such a trooper. She received 3 shots in the thigh and 1 oral vaccine. She screamed for 30 seconds then took her pacifier and fell asleep. She slept all afternoon, ate, and then slept all night.

She has been doing awesome at night. She eats around 8 or 8:30. She's usually asleep right after she finishes her bottle and sleeps until we wake her up at 6:00. I know that's not typical for a 2 month old so I'm taking advantage of it now, because it may not last forever.

She's growing up so fast. She started a new trick this week. When we click our tongue at her she will click hers back. It's so cute.

And Abigail would like to give a shout out to her Parrain,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Weight check...and the first ear infection :-(

We took Abigail to the doctor yesterday because her congestion was starting to worry me. Well, we found out she has an upper respiratory infection which has caused an ear infection in one ear. Oh Joy! I'm pretty sure she got it from something in the cabin in Toledo Bend. Tommy and I are both congested too so I'm sure we all got it from there. So she's on antibiotics and seems to be slowly getting better. Poor baby girl. I felt like a horrible mother...but from what I hear this sort of thing happens to babies all the time. I hope she gets better soon. We still have her 2 month check-up next Monday but they did check her weight and length yesterday. She's 12lbs 1 ounce and 24 inches long! She's definately growing!!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

2 months

compare to her 1 month pic here
Little Miss Abigail is 2 months old today! Our little one is getting so big already.

-according to our scale at home she is 12.4 lbs. We go to the doctor next Monday so we'll have an official weight and length then.

-She wears size 2 diapers. The size 1 diapers didn't last long before she started to blow through them after every poo.

-She wears 0-3 month or 3 months clothes now.

-she's eating 5 ounces every 3 hours.

-She's been sleeping through the night for a few weeks now. She takes a bottle at 8:30 and usually doesn't wake up until about 5:30 to eat.

-She's doing great with holding her head up. The ladies at the daycare were very impressed with how strong her neck was.

-She's smiling alot and cooing.

-She loves bath time. I think she would sit in the warm water for hours if we let her.

-She loves riding in the car. She took her first road trip this past weekend to Toledo Bend and she did great. She slept the whole way there and the whole way home.
-she loves taking over the recliner and just sitting the corner and staring around.

-She seems to like when daddy holds her like a sack of potatoes over his shoulder. Sometimes it will calm her down if she's cranky.

Poor baby is fighting some congestion right now. I think the cabin we stayed in this weekend caused all of us to be sick. But other then that she has been doing great!

Hope every had a great 4th of July!

Friday, July 2, 2010

1st day of daycare

Abigail's first day at daycare was yesterday which means it was my first day back at work. The morning was actually harder than I thought it would be. I've only been away from her for a few hours in the last 8 weeks. Tommy has watched her twice so I can run errands and have some "me" time and then my mom watched her last weekend so we could go to dinner. But I knew this would be different. My days of staying home with her all day and playing and watching her every move were over. I knew that I would no longer be able to spend hours upon hours with her. I'll only get about 3 hours every afternoon before she's in bed and sleeping. So anyway, yesterday was tough. I cried before we left the house as I was putting her in her carseat. I cried on the way to the daycare as I watched her in mirror. I think she was wondering what in the heck she was doing in the car so early in the morning...She had an expression like, "Why am I not still sleeping in my bed?" So I pulled up to daycare and Tommy pulls up beside me (we both went to see her off for the first day). We had a few minutes to wait until they opened so Tommy decided to take her out of her car seat so we could play. As he pulled her out he noticed she poo'd...ALL OVER THE PLACE. She had poo all down her back, from her butt to her shoulders. What a great first day! Luckily we were prepared and had an extra change of clothes in her diaper bag. She we changed her in the back of my car and brought her inside. I was ok for a few minutes and then when we had to say goodbye, I broke down again. It's funny because she doesn't know any different, I'm the one freaking out about it. I guess it's just a mom thing. The lady at the daycare said one mom cried everyday for 3 months...3 months...I hope I'm not like that.

I called twice yesterday to check on her. I don't know what I was expecting to her. I just find out how many times she poo'd and how long she slept, etc. It's not like I can ask if she's being good, or she's playing well with the other kids. She had a great first day. Her sitter was very impressed with her head control and how well took the bottle since she was breastfeed. She's such a great baby.

Last night was rough too. We have to ALOT to accomplish in only a few hours every afternoon. She eats at 6:00 and then again at 8:30 and between that time Tommy and I have to cook and eat, we have to prepare the bottles for next day, prepare our luches for the next day, I have to pump, and hopefully we have time to shower before then. It was hard last night and Tommy was home. I don't know what I'm going to do when he has to work and I have to do it all myself. I have great respect for single parents of infants. It's not easy. But we'll find a routine and it will get better every day.

I did good this morning. I didn't cry at all. I know she's in good hands. And lots of kids go to daycare and they survive, and so will we. Everything will be fine! I know she's going to have so much fun at this place when she gets older and she's going to learn so much just from being around other kids.

And because we can't have another post with a picture...
Check out that wild hair