"Happiness is like a butterfly;the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder."-Thoreau

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One Month Check-up

Yesterday Abby had her one month check-up with Dr. Craig. She weighed in at 10lbs. and was 22 inches long. I can't believe how much she's grown already. She was in the 80th percentile for both height and weight- at least she's growing porpotionally :) I was also surprised that she didn't cry at all for Dr. Craig. He checked her out and he even commented on how alert she was for a 5 week old baby. Now her problem is not wanting to take naps in the afternoon. She really wants to stay awake and make sure she doesn't miss anything. Then she gets so exhausted by late afternoon that she starts sleeping longer stretches of time. I told Heth tonight that this is hopefully moving her into more nighttime sleep which translates into more sleep for us. I can't wait til the day that she is sleeping through the night. Most days I'm not too tired but it's just not the same if your sleep is interupted every three hours or so. Last night Heth let me sleep a little longer because I was so tired. He said I woke up at one point and heard her crying and said, "No, no, that's a good baby, shhh, shhh", and then went instantly back to sleep. I don't recall even hearing her or waking up. We both laughed because Heth did something similar several weeks ago. Now we have decided when you're talking crazy in your sleep like that you need some rest and we'll let the other person sleep.
Today my mom kept Abby for a few hours while I made an unsuccessful attempt at shopping for some clothes. I have next to nothing that will fit me right now. Yesterday I finally came to grips with the fact that it will take me longer than I thought to lose the pregnancy pounds. Those were nine glorious months of french fries, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, cheerwine slushies, and milkshakes. Who says being pregnant is that bad? Now its back to Lean Cuisines, grilled chicken, veggies, salads, and a workout routine. Hopefully by the summer I'll be close to my prepregnancy weight. I have lost about 25 pounds and have at least 17-20 to go. So, with that being said, I need to buy a few things to hold me over until I shrink some more.

1 comment:

Naomi T of Taylors said...

Hi, Cindy:
I finally revisited your blog and was updated on little Abby. She is proving to be just the delight I thought she would be to your family. Savor every moment! They grow so fast. Soon you'll have to put away things she has already outgrown.
Elloree can now make every animal sound imaginable, and her developing personality amuses us constantly.
We can't wait to see Abby in person!
Naomi Taylor of Taylors, SC