Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Here are a few pictures of Rose and her friends. She went to lunch with Meryl and Bennett yesterday but we forgot to take a picture of the babies together. We'll have to remember next time!
Rose and Annie
Sunday, February 15, 2009
On Saturday, I spent the day with Mom. We did a little shopping, went out to lunch, visited a friend, and caught up on much needed quality time. Mom has been working so hard selling real estate and it was awesome to finally have a whole day to spend with her. Thanks Mom!! Rose and I had a blast.
When I finally came home last night around 6:30, Clark surprised us with a gourmet Valentine's dinner! Since the weather was so nice, he set the table outside on our side porch. Clark thought of every detail...he even lit candles! It was so sweet. On the menu: flank steak, lobster, saffron rice, salad, and french bread. It was so yummy! Rose was an angel and relaxed in her papasan chair while we ate. Thanks Clark for being such a thoughtful husband...I love you so much! Rose and I are lucky to have you :)I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Next on the agenda...MARDI GRAS!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Rose is still sleeping great! During the day, she takes naps anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours between feedings. At night, she usually goes about 4-5 hours between feedings. Last night, she slept in her crib for the first time. She ate at 8:30, went to bed around 10, woke up to eat at 2:45, and then slept until her next feeding at 6:45. I can't complain!!
We had a very successful 1 month check up. The most exciting part was learning that Rose weighs a whopping 10 pounds, 4 ounces and is in the 90th percentile for weight! She has gained almost 1 pound each week! That made me very proud because we got off to a rocky start and it is fabulous to hear that our hard work is paying off. She is 22 and 3/4 inches long.
This month, Rose has spent lots of time with her grandmother, Jannie. I can't thank Janet enough for helping us so much during the last 4 weeks. Janet calls me almost every day to see if I want to get out for a few hours and I have certainly been taking advantage of her offers! She loves spending time with Rose and Rose loves spending time with her! Thank you so much for everything you have done for us! We love and appreciate you so much
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I have gotten very curious about who is reading my blog. I can tell from the little tracker thing that I am getting readers from all across the country, and sometimes from other countries as well! If you are a reader of my blog, will you leave a comment to this post and "introduce" yourself? I know some of the people who read the blog because they make comments...THANKS! Its always fun to hear from you all! Please don't be shy either. I read people's blogs who I have never met and I think that is what this whole blogging thing is all about! Thanks in advance for introducing yourself! I can't wait to see who you are!
Monday, February 2, 2009
The first two weeks were a challenge in terms of nursing. We had to supplement with formula since she lost a little too much weight in the first days after we came home. After her weight check on the 19th, we eliminated the formula (thank goodness!) and solely nursed. Here are her weight stats so far.
January 12: 7 lb, 3 oz (birth weight)
January 15: 6 lb, 7 oz
January 19: 7 lb, 0 oz
January 23: 7 lb, 12 oz!
January 29: 8 lb, 4 oz!!!
Since we had been in the doctor's office so many times since her birthday, we went in for the 2 week checkup a little late. On January 29, she weighed 8 lb, 4 oz, measured 22 inches long, and her head circumference was 35.5 cm.
You can imagine how excited I was to learn that my baby is gaining weight so well! All of our hard work has certainly paid off. We were so lucky to be able to work with Eileen, the WONDERFUL lactation consultant at Springhill Medical Center. I made several frantic phone calls and visited her many times and I truly appreciate all of her advice and words of encouragement.
Happy 3 week birthday, Rose! We love you so much!!