Monday, September 16, 2013

Baby girl is getting big

We had a busy weekend this weekend. Our friends from out of town came to visit  and to meet E for the first time, we had a great time catching up and laughing!  

Today I did my first full day back at work. It was hard but I came home for lunch and saw my sweet girl so I managed to make it through the rest of the day. Today was also Daddy's first day to keep E all day by himself. I think he did pretty good! ;) Z is a fireman and works 24/48 and keeps E on his two days off. I think he's pretty lucky to have those two special days with her for daddy/daughter bonding. 

We went to my in laws tonight for supper and I set E down in the bumbo for the first time tonight and she did so good! She looked like such a big girl, I can't believe how big she is getting. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2 month old well child check...

Today we took E to her 2 month well child check. She is growing perfectly! she is 21.5 inches long and 10 pounds even, our baby girl is growing, growing, growing!! She had to get vaccinations today and after talking with the pediatrician, we decided to go ahead and give E all vaccines at one time instead of spreading them out like we originally thought about doing. I feel confident in my decision and feel like this was what's best for her. 

Now when she got her shots, she cried and turned bright red...mommy cried and probably turned red too! It's so hard watching your child get stuck and be in pain even when you know it's for their own good! Now after seeing that and how hard I took it, I'm not even sure I coulf have been able to handle her getting shots every month. 

My baby girl is getting so big! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Going back to work

I successfully survived my first week back at work! Even though I'm only working half a day for a few weeks, it was still extremely hard leaving my baby girl in the mornings and being away from her for 4 hours. When I would get home and look at her, I felt as if she changed in just a matter of hours. I hate the thought of being away from her and missing some of her firsts, but we are lucky enough to have my grandma watch her!  As much as I would like to be a stay at home mom, it's just not an option...unless we win the lotto! ;) 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Crying over spilled milk...

Milk supply hasn't been my problem with breastfeeding, in fact my freezer is so full we can barely fit food in it! The problem we have had is latching. E will latch and feed for a few minutes and then pull away, when she does milk just gushes out of her mouth soaking us both. It's so frustrating so we have found that it is easier for me to just pump and give her a bottle of breast milk. 

On Monday I pumped for about 20 minutes and had four 4 oz bottles full of milk. I reached over to turn the pump off and knocked over one of my bottles. All I could do was watch 4 oz of milk fall to the floor. I wanted to cry, supply isn't a problem but still that stuff is liquid gold!!!! Z tried to make me feel better and even cleaned up my mess, but I was still upset about it. I made a mental note not to put my bottles in front of the pump next time.  

I guess wasting milk has become something I'm going to keep doing because I somehow managed to knock over a bottle yesterday and today. To top it off, after I knocked over my bottle this morning I stepped on a dirty diaper Z put on the floor while he was changing E's diaper! Gross! I wanted to cry! 

So yes, I will cry over spilled milk and I totally agree with this ecard! 

On a better note, today we took E to church for the first time since she was born. :) 

I hope you all have a safe Labor Day!