Sunday, October 19, 2008

I've Been Here for One Month!

~ 29 Days, 16 Hours ~

It has been almost one month since I arrived into the arms of my loving parents and I have already learned and witnessed so much! So far I have met most of my family and can't wait to meet even more of them next weekend - boy do we have a big family and I'm not really good with remembering names... As you can see, Dad has already set up my own email account, taught me how to use the computer to blog, and have online video chats with Grandma in Australia.

I'm still trying to get used to this "sleep at night" thing, but I think I'm getting better. Not sure if Mom thinks so, but hey, a girl needs to eat! I've really put Mom and Dad through the ringer with my fussiness at nighttime but thanks to cousin Karen who sent up a book on nursing, Mom may have cracked the case on what has been causing this irritating diaper rash on my bum and my bouts of fussiness --- thrush. I think it is the 5th different infection I've caused Mom to get, but hopefully things will start to get better now that we have figured it out! Plus, I really love having my butt blow-dried during each diaper change - very soothing! I have also started to get a little "tummy time" recently during the day as I can lift my head a bit as my neck muscles keep getting stronger, and my brothers really enjoy chilling alongside me on the mat.

The doctor said that I am growing at a nice, steady pace - 6 lbs 12 oz at our last visit - and I can feel myself getting stronger, larger, and longer by the day. My hair is also growing a bit longer and getting darker - it's still too short for my taste... I look like Dad enough already, so I can't wait for my hair to grow in! Other than that, life has been good and I have enjoyed my time here so far. Time to go watch the football games with Dad - he has me started with sports already... Don't forget to check out all of my new pictures in the gallery!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Two Weeks Old!

Grace had her 2 week check up today and it is official, she is a peanut! She is now 6 lbs. 3 oz. and 18 1/2 inches long. Her head circumference is 13.5 inches. Apparently her head really was swollen after birth since she went from 19 3/4 inches long to 18 1/2 inches long. She is in the 14th percentile for her head size and 3rd percentile for her height & weight.
We also talked about a little problem that we have been having at nighttime with Grace. For some reason between 1am and 6am every night she screams bloody murder. It doesn't matter what we do, she will still start to scream a couple minutes after we put her down. Her doctor said that it could be gas or it could be colic - we are really praying that it is just gas. We bought some gas drops and we will try them out tonight. Hopefully it does the trick! Otherwise we will be dealing with a colic baby for the next 3 weeks to 3 months :( I wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy.

On a lighter note, we gave Grace another bath on Tuesday and of course she pooped in the tub not once but twice. It seems as though this is becoming her favorite past time. I cannot tell you how many times I have been pooped, peed, and tooted on in the past two weeks. I wouldn't trade it for anything though. Jason is smart - he is the official "hand holder" during diaper changes and baths so he gets to dodge all the messiness!

We will let you know how our night goes now with the gas drops. Please pray for us on this one! Jason also posted some new pics in the gallery of Grace and her funny faces. She makes the funniest facial expressions, even the nurses at the hospital commented on them! She's adorable! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Grace is in Today's Paper

We just wanted to let everyone know that Grace is in today's D&C paper in the "Our Towns" section!