Sunday, October 17, 2010

Two months!!!

Today our little Sofia is two months old.  WOW.  We've had her for a long time already and she's getting so big and I feel like she's going to be going to kindergarten before we know it.

She is doing very well...  We have her on Nutramigen formula and it seems to be helping the gas issues, although it's still not perfect.  She had symptoms of a milk allergy and now many of those are gone (dry skin being a major one).  Wednesday we go to the pediatrician so I'll ask more about it.  She's getting her first shots (oh no!) where I have to be present to witness them (the very first one was in the hospital, out of my view).  Luckily Russ is going with me...

My mom is visiting this week!! Finally.  She hasn't seen her since she was 2 weeks old.  I feel so guilty about living so far away.  I'm thrilled that she'll be here soon.

Thursday night I begin teaching the parenting class that I've been teaching for a few years.  It's geared toward parents of teenagers (I'm a middle school counselor) and it's one of my favorite things that I do.  Of course now that I've actually been a parent for short amount of time, I have a whole new respect for it!!  I'm trying very hard to not judge how others parent because in this short time, i realize that we try our best, but sometimes we just don't know what the heck we're doing!!  When I agreed to teach the class, I thought it would be nice to get out of the house while I'm on leave.  But now that it's here, i sort of wish i wasn't doing it.  I need the money for Christmas gifts though so I need to remember that.  It's only for 5 weeks.

Our birth announcements finally went out this week.  I LOVE the picture we got.  We took it ourselves and I think it turned out beautifully.  We put her on the bed and covered our pillows with the sheet.  I stuck my hand under the sheet to support her head - you can see my hand to the left of her head.  Seriously, she gets cuter every single day.  I know I'm not supposed to say stuff like that but if I can't say it YOU (who I'm always brutally honest with), then who can I say it to? =)  Here it is, she's 7 weeks old here:

Monday, October 4, 2010


Tomorrow Sofia will be 7 weeks old!  Time has flown and I'm fearful that in a blink I'll be back at work (I have 6 more weeks left) and I'm not appreciating every moment I have with her now. 

We've made great progress over the past few days.  Not only is she consistently sleeping in her car seat (remember that this is progress because she was only sleeping in our arms), but today she napped for 2 hours in her bassinet!!  (the one on the pack n play)  That is HUGE!!  I'm hopeful she'll start sleeping in it at night too.  At night, we take turns sleeping out in the living room on the couch so that the other person can get restful sleep.  The hope is that eventually she sleeps in our bedroom where we have the bassinet set up.

The other great thing is that she seems to be taking a pacifier finally!!  I know - why is this good?  Well, it's wonderful because up until now the only thing she wanted was my finger!  And lately she would take Russ's finger too, but can you imagine how inconvenient that is??  Not only was I holding her the whole time, but much of that time my finger was in her mouth!  No wonder I couldn't get anything done.  So now she is happy with a pacifier and while that might be starting a new bad habit, at least it helps her soothe and sleep.

We took pictures of her today and finally ordered our birth announcements.  She'll be nearly 2 months old before they go out, but that's alright - they're going out at least right??

Here is one of my favorite pictures.  It was going to be on the announcement but we went in a different direction so I'll share it here.  I'm going to enlarge a copy and give it to my mom - her two girls, sleeping...