Friday, December 12, 2008

Back In The Saddle

Wow! A whole week without a post. I'm neglecting you. I do have good reason though. ;-)

My MIL just left this morning, and my hubby is back to work, so today is really my first day all by myself. It's going good. I am busier as I anticipated, but it's the good kind of busy. Ladybug nurses every 2 1/2 to 3 hours, but she is such a sleepy girl (so was Fritter) that it takes close to an hour for her to finish. If I didn't work to keep her up so she can eat a full meal, I think I'd be nursing every hour or so. But she is doing good, and at her 2 week check-up, she already weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. It's amazing how in love with her I am.

One funny thing about her. When Fritter was her age, he grunted. A lot. At one point we were even worried that he was having some sort of digestive problem, because he grunted all the time. The doctor said he was fine, and was just a grunter. My SIL said her three boys all were grunters, but her two girls were not. She thought it was just a boy thing. Now that we have Ladybug, we know that is not true. I didn't think it was possible, but she grunts more than Fritter did! She's finding her voice more now, but at first that was how she complained. She even succeeded in grunting for two hours straight one night. I think I'd prefer crying. ;-)

Fritter is still very sweet to Ladybug, and two days ago said I love you to her for the first time. When she wakes up crying in the daytime, he will point to our bedroom door and say, "Baby cryin' ". His tantrums are still in full force, but are becoming less frequent, and he is loving with his mamma again. I'm glad, because I missed his hugs.

I'm taking this next week to get back into a routine, and focus on my husband and children (how fun is that to say?!) And then my mom will be here on the 22nd to celebrate Christmas with us. Our first one not in Wyoming. While I'm sad that I won't get to see snow over Christmas (not to mention my family) it will be nice to start a little of our own tradition.


Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Thanks for the update on your goings on. Sounds like things are going pretty good! Try to find some rest here and there and have a wonderful Christmas season!

Anonymous said...

Hey Cmerie!

Im sorry I haven't congratulated you on the birth of your daughter!