10 week photo
She just gets more and more precious with each passing day. Every single thing is a new adventure to her and it is so fun to experience it all through her eyes. She loves to see herself in the mirror, her eyes get big and she just smiles at that cute baby looking back at her. M and I are really enjoying our days together. We still miss Daddy like crazy but we have our little routine down and it goes pretty smoothly (usually). I am still trying to find time to do my work-from-home jobs but we’re making it.
She is starting to use her hands more and more. When we play with a toy above her she is starting to reach for it and just smile and she has gotten a few handfuls of my hair here recently. What a little cutie!
She had her two month doctors check up yesterday and had to get her shots. It was a hard decision for us as parents, there are so many conflicting viewpoints when it comes to vaccines. We did as much research as we could, weighed the pros and cons and discussed everything with M’s pediatrician. Ultimately we decided to go ahead with the scheduled vaccines. I think it was harder on us than it was on her. I was definitely crying more anyway. Kenny held me, I held M and we got through it.
She is just the embodiment of our hearts living out here in the big world, Momma and Daddy’s little baby!
Highlight of the week:
Karen- I took M to the grocery store on a little shopping trip with my Mom. M did fantastic in her car seat and then I just popped her in the Baby Bjorn, she promptly fell asleep and Mom and I had an easy little shopping excursion. I’m glad I get to do things like that with my Mom to encourage me that I can do them by myself when I need to.
Kenny- I wouldn’t really call it a highlight, but after her shots were done and she didn’t have any negative reactions, no major fever or any allergic reactions I could finally breathe a sigh of relief. It’s more of a milestone than a highlight.
Product we’re loving:
Karen- Sophie the Giraffe is super fun for M. Sophie sits right beside her changing pad and every time we have a diaper change M is just infatuated. She reaches out her little hand and pats Sophie and Sophie lets out a little squeak. They are good friends. Thanks Uncle Neil!
Kenny- I’m really liking a pair of soccer socks that some friends gave us at one of M’s baby showers. Not necessarily because she’s wearing them (which she has) but because she loves to look at them. They are a black and white soccer ball pattern, good visual stimulation, and she smiles and follows them with her eyes when I show them to her.
Karen- My struggle this week was definitely the vaccines. I have been thinking and researching and worrying about these since before M was even born. I got an awful headache on the day of her appointment and was tossing my cookies that evening. I think I just worried myself into a frenzy. I’m so glad she is doing great today!
Kenny- After a long day of work I am struggling to have energy to take care of things at the house plus planning my lessons for the next day, grading papers and wanting to spend as much time as possible with my girls, it makes for some long nights.
Picture of the Week
Karen- I guess I’ve probably known this all along but I would rather get a thousand shots than have my sweet baby go through one. I wish I could take all her pains now and any in the future. I’m sure all Moms probably feel that way. I wonder if it gets any easier when your baby is thirty (does it Mom?).
Kenny- I learned that my heart stops when M is in pain (which is exactly what happened when she got her shots).
Quote of the week:
I took M for a quick walk around the neighborhood, just holding her in my arms. I was talking to her the whole time about the trees and leaves and birds chirping when we suddenly heard the roar of a loud motorcycle. A big, tough, bald, burly motorcycle man in a black leather vest was driving in our direction. He quickly noticed I was holding a little baby and slowed waaaaay down to quiet his engine and as he passed by he looked straight at us and I saw him say “aaaawww“. It was precious but just so unexpected from him.
We took M for a walk on Saturday morning. I had her in the Baby Bjorn so just her little legs were dangling visable. Two cute little kids were drawing with chalk on their driveway as we passed by. We waved to them and they perked up with big smiles and the little girl chimed right up “we’re just drawing here…. I like your baby!”, “I like your baby too!” her little brother added. They were really cute.
It has been a great tenth week and we are looking forward to many, many more!