Tuesday, June 15, 2010

2 month check up

So yesterday was Blake's 2 month checkup with the pediatrician and our little monkey is growing like crazy! It was a good checkup overall, but she had to get her first round of vaccinations and it was sooooooooo sad. She cried the loudest, hardest and longest I have yet to see! It broke my heart, but Chris and I being the weird people we are also found it absolutely hysterical. One minute she was fine and then all of a sudden her face got super red and she just started screaming haha. She's cute even when she's upset. So here are her growth stats:

1 month:
Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. (15th percentile)
Length: 21 3/4 " (75th percentile)
Head size: 14" (10th percentile)
2 month:
Weight: 9 lbs. 7 oz. (15th percentile)
Length: 22 1/2" (55th percentile)
Head size: 14 3/4" (10th percentile)

She is holding her head up so well...it will be no time at all before she can hold it up completely by herself, which I guess is one of the bonuses of having a small head haha. She is also loving standing on her legs - so we hold her up and let her push up on her legs often...I have a feeling crawling might come early for her as well, but who knows.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

T-minus 27 days until D-day...

Only 27 days left of my maternity leave -which means only 27 days left until I have to send our precious little monkey to daycare. I have such mixed emotions over it all. If you had asked me a month ago if I was ready to go back to work I would have whole heartedly said yes. That being said, it's amazing how much has changed in the last 4 weeks....she's started interacting with me, recognizing me, smiling with me and bonding with me. It hit me like a ton of bricks on Monday as I realized I had less than a month left and there are small little things she does each day that cause me to break down in tears knowing I won't get to share in all of these little moments starting in July. I got to witness her first grin, her first coo, her first mimic of me sticking my tongue out at her. How much am I going to miss once I go back to work? Will she be taken care of?
I know that it's not really an option for me to stay home, and I at the end of the day I know she will be fine, but I just hope and pray that she gets enough attention and affection and that we won't lose the bond that we have. This is definitely going to be a very difficult transition and one that I am dreading deeply.