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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gall... what!

So, when I was about 8 months pregnant, I had this I will call it an episode of extreme pain and feeling and then getting sick to my stomach. I thought it was labor the pain was so bad but it went away after a few hours. I had three more of these while pregnant, each time assuming labor was starting just for it to go away after a few painful hours. I didn't think much of it as I thought it was pregnancy related.

Well, two weeks after having A, I had another episode. WTF, I thought it was from being pregnant. Well, I brushed it off as being from still having pregnant hormones and recovering from the trauma of delivery. I asked my OB about it as I thought it was related. She thought kidney and tested for that which came back negative.

Now, two months after birth, I have had 4 more episodes so finally went to the regular doctor. I explained my extreme pain and got a very concerned face and a why did you not come in sooner followed by an order to go get a full abdominal ultrasound. So, I did that last Friday and just got results...

Gallstones! What?!?! And the doctor said, so it is gallstones, here is number for surgeon to remove it. Call them to get in next week for consultation. Wait, what, surgery! Not cool, not cool at all...

I am happy to finally know what is causing the pain, but very not excited for the prospect of surgery! Hopefully, it can be done in a day so I don't have to spend a night away from A!

And maybe after this my body will finally go back to normal! After delivery complications taking forever to heal and now this, I will have spent my whole maternity leave recovering from something!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

12 Weeks!

Whoops, a day late with the update this week!

12 Weeks - 11.26.13

Sleep: Well, she was doing well and for 5 days in a row had decided that 2am was her wake up time and then 6/7am. That was totally doable for me! But then we decided that we wanted to make our life exciting and now was the time to move her to her crib... so sleep has been a little difficult again! But hopefully things will calm down into a manageable pattern again soon!

Clothing Size: Still in 3 month and up! Though I was able to get a newborn skirt on her the other day! That is because she is still pretty skinny so the skirts fit around her waist but any outfit that is one piece needs to be at least a 3 month!

Favorite Toys/Activity: We have a little giraffe that we have on her changing table and she seems to really enjoy playing with that! Plus it keeps her occupied while we change her. She loves to blow raspberries now too, it is so cute!!

Milestones: She moved to her crib this week! I was a mess, literally bawled the first night! I was so sad that she is growing up so fast and moving to the crib but also happy to see her growing up!
She also has learned how to blow raspberries and loves to "talk" to us now too!

Highlights from the Week: 

  • Moved to Crib
  • Blowing raspberries
  • Rolled over for Daddy 
  • Started sucking her whole fist and now fingers
  • Wore her TARDIS onesie for the Doctor Who 50th celebration :) 

Favorite Mommy Moment: 
After a few weeks of talking to A and blowing raspberries at her to have her suddenly realize she could do it too was so exciting! Granted it makes her drool way more but when she does one and then we do it back to her she just grins and laughs and it is probably the cutest thing in the world!

Looking forward to Thanksgiving coming up!! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

11 Weeks!

New format for weekly updates! I decided to do a letter at her monthly birthday and will do more of an update style for these weekly updates :)

11 Weeks - 11.19.13

Sleep: No consistent schedule yet. Had one glorious night sleeping from 9-5 but then the next night woke up every three hours! I look forward to those eight hour nights!

Clothing Size: It makes me so sad that I am having to pack away clothes! Since, A, is so long she has outgrown some clothes again! She outgrew newborn awhile ago but now it seems she is outgrowing the 0-3. They fit everywhere else on her body but length! So she is officially out of 0-3 and now in 3-6!

Favorite Toys/Activity: We set up her pack and play in the living room this week. She seems to enjoy laying in it with toys. I feel this past week she has really started to play independently with toys which is exciting to see! Her favorite toy though is still her whale for sure! She now really grabs at the toys that hang from the tail especially the crab and starfish!

Milestones: Rolling over! She only did it one time yesterday (11/18/13) but it was so exciting! We have been doing tummy time for a couple weeks now. I have been laying her on her tummy using pillows to help her up. A couple times she has rolled from the pillow on her tummy to her back but I didn't count those as she was up on a pillow.But I think by having that happen it let her know how because after one of those pillow rolling times, I then switched her to just a blanket in her room and she immediately popped up and then pushed and rolled on to her back! I couldn't believe it! I yelled, YAY, and clapped and she just looked at me and smiled like, yup, I am a big girl now!

Highlights from the Week: 

  • Rolling Over
  • First time being watched by Grandma and Grandpa while Mommy and Daddy went on a Date Night for their anniversary (She did so well!)
  • Took a long walk to dinner and back 

Favorite Mommy Moment: 
When she rolled over, of course! It is one of those milestones I have been reading about and then to see it happen in front of me was just amazing! 

Date Night

So this past Friday was our 5 year anniversary! Normally, we like to travel to celebrate our anniversary but I knew with A being so little a vacation probably wasn't the best idea right now. So, we decided to celebrate by having a date night! This would also mean our first time away from our princess!

I was really nervous to leave her as the longest I had been away from her was just a little over an hour when I went to the dentist and that had happened just earlier that week! Luckily, my parents offered to watch her so we could go out and enjoy as my Mom is probably the only person I trust right now to watch her. A did cry a bit at first when I passed her over but my Mom got her to fall asleep pretty quickly so I was able to leave a happy sleepy baby and not a crying one!

Since we are such geeks, our date night was to see Thor! And in our normal movie going tradition we got Wetzel Bitz to sneak in! I really enjoyed the movie and thought they did a good job! It was nice to be back out seeing a movie as well since we love movies and used to go at least once a month if not more!

For dinner we decided to try something new, well new to me anyways! We went to 9121Pho. I love Thai and Indian curry so thought this sounded good too. We got two different kinds to split. The chicken curry one was a great flavor but just a little to spicy for me and the beef one was a little to bland. Oh well, it was still nice to be out! After, dinner we headed back home to snuggle our little girl as I missed her! I think I did good though as I only texted 3 times to check up on her! She of course did great and had fun with my parents! So a wonderful night overall and great anniversary celebration!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 Weeks!


You made it to the double digits! Time is going so fast! You had another big week this past week! On Thursday, you had your 2 month appointment! You are so tall, already 24 inches which puts you in the 97%! You also are now 11.7 pounds, which explains why mommy's back has been hurting more! You also had to get your first vaccines, which you did not like! It was one by mouth and 3 shots :( You cried during shots and daddy calmed you down. Then once we got home you fell asleep on mommy for a bit. You seemed ok until about 6 that night and then cried in pain! Mommy and daddy took turns rocking and comforting you until you finally fell asleep at 10! The next day you were back to your happy self!

Then on Sunday was your baptism! You wore daddy's gown from when he was baptized, mommy's shoes I had gotten from my grandma, and then a new bonnet your grandma got for you! You looked beautiful and did so well! You fell asleep before the ceremony and woke up right when the pastor put the water on your head. You almost cried but looked at daddy and just stared at him the rest of the time we were up there! You even gave a little smile during the prayer! Then everyone came back and to our house for dome lunch and to stare at your cuteness some more!

You have started to smile and laugh a lot more which is so fun! You also have moved into a large size diaper as newborn didn't fit anymore. These are a little too big now but you don't seem to mind. You are still found about 5 hours of sleep at night which is great!

Coming up this week is mommy and daddy's anniversary and will be your first time away from us! Not for long though, just for a movie, and you will be in the capable hands of grandma! I will probably freak out more than you! We love you so much our little Biddle!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wrap it Up!

My daughter loves to be held! She rarely sleeps unless she is held. Occasionally, she will go in her swing but even then only 30 minutes. Luckily, at one of my showers, I got a Moby wrap! This thing is a lifesaver! She will actually sleep on the wrap and I can accomplish things too, like eat! At the moment I only use the newborn hug hold since she is so small but look forward to other wraps as she gets older! Having the wrap makes it easier to go out as well as baby is comfy and people tend to not touch her which I like. I still get freaked when people touch her out as I don't know where their hands have been! Now, there are a few downsides to the wrap. It takes time to put on which is no fun when baby is crying and is long so it can drag on the ground which is dirty! To me it is well worth it despite those few cons but to make travel out a bit easier I have been looking into an Ergo baby carrier! This is a soft structured carrier that is much easier to put on and off and daddy can wear it too! Either way a wrap/carrier is my must have baby item! Plus, it really helps the back and that's always a good thing!

9 Weeks

As I write this you are currently in my arms asleep. This seems to be one of the few ways you will actually sleep and while it means I get nothing done, I am just enjoying snuggling with you! This week was a big week for you! We had Halloween and you dressed as Minnie Mouse! You were the cutest Minnie I have ever seen! We went to my work to visit and show off your costume! You did so good while we were out! We also got really good news this week, you got into the good preschool! I don't want to think about going back to work but knowing you will be there makes it much easier! This week you also celebrated your 2 month birthday! You are growing so fast! You love to bounce and are already trying to push up with your feet! You also outgrew your newborn diapers and we went up a size! I hosted a baby shower for a friend this week so you had fun with grandma! She was able to get you to sleep much better than I ever have! I love you so much, more and more each day and love watching you grow!