Thursday, July 1, 2010

A new home...

For those of you that followed my other blog, thanks for making the switch. I just didn't feel comfortable with my last name being out there for the whole world to see... and I really do want to keep updating, for myself as much as for anyone else.

Life since coming home from the hospital with Baby Jade has been a rollercoaster. It was good, and then it was overwhelming, then it was scary, then it was good again, etc. But I will not attempt to sum everything up now... 9 weeks later. I will just speak to our life at the moment.

Honestly, things are great. Except for this one tiny thing. She will. not. take. a. bottle. She has latched on and sucked 3 times. In 5 weeks. Yup, you read that right. Three times. And we've tried everything. Chuck offers the bottle every day. My mom tried daily last week when she was in town. We've tried about a billion different bottles and nipples. We've tried different positions. She has gone up to 8 hours without eating at all. And honestly, none of that is fooling her. She knows what she wants... and she wants me. Any suggestions are welcome.

I wouldn't really care if I wasn't going to be going to school and substitute teaching in the fall. But I am. And I would like to know that my kid isn't starving every time I leave the house. But I will admit that I have been thisclose to giving up so many times. It is just incredibly frustrating.

But other than that, things are good. Seriously. She is getting less fussy every day. I have had to give up dairy completely, but it's worth it because it really does improve her mood. I am amazed every day at how much I love her.

Birth stats-
7 pounds, 11 ounces. 19.5 inches.

2 months stats-
9 pounds, 11 ounces. 22 inches.

I was 9 pounds 9 ounces when I was born. Holy smokes, I was huge.

That's all for now. I'll put some photos in the next post.

1 comment:

Neil S said...

You should let Chuck post his adventures from last night. You both are doing a great job.

Love you,

Mom