Saturday, December 15, 2012

In the pack

The one person who hasn't had a tough time adjusting around here is Daisy.

She and Robbie have started to "play" together (ie, chase each others/play catch), and she was always curious and gentle when he was a baby.

Fast forward to AH, and she's just as happy to be a "big sister" again.

We have a great dog.

Friday, December 14, 2012

FBC CDC Christmas Show

After the four year old class each did solos, the Ducklings and Koalas (one year old classes) came out for their performance debut. Robbie wasn't too interested, but did do some seat dancing.  We did our best to get it on video!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rolling Prodigy

AH (no lie) rolled over tonight.  Three times.

She either hates tummy time (likely), or is the smartest baby in the history of time (unlikely).

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Did You Know?

Did you know that you don't really have to go to the pediatrician eight times in the baby's first 6 weeks of life? 

I knew our weight checks last time were somewhat of an anomaly, but today, at her appointment, AH made it back to her birth weight, something Robster struggled to do for his first month of life.  We don't have to go back to the doctor for four weeks!

Oh the things that second time parenthood teaches you.

That it's totally ok if your baby is losing more than 10% of her weight in the hospital and is starting to get jaundice to pull out the formula to supplement.  That it's totally ok to make your best effort at breastfeeding, and to do everything you can, but if the milk isn't there, it isn't there.  That a starving baby isn't the way to go?

That having written a blog back in September 2011 called "baborexic" is just sad.  And to have felt the guilt associated with it?  Also sad. 

That you are totally on TOP of it this time.  On top of avoiding PPD.  On top of speaking up against the evil pump because you know what it does to your psyche.  On top of taking the naps when the baby naps, and on top of even COOKING DINNER tonight.

I'm impressed with me.

We can do this.  Together, Shawn and I can do this.

AH, 5 days:

Robster, 3 weeks:

Sunday, December 9, 2012

She (they) stuck the landing

Done done and done.

Anna Helen Edwards was born at 10:09 on Monday, December 3rd.

I know full well people grow weary of of the "all I want is a healthy baby"routine, particularly those who don't have kids but there is no more dramatic moment than being in the OR for a c-section and seeing the amazing doctors (we heart you Dr. Mungman!) pull a child out of the person who you love more than life itself and being told that that "she looks great."

Like most people I love to complain but the reality is that I have so much to be thankful for.  I come from a loving family, I am married to an amazing lady and the Almighty has seen fit to bless us with two amazing children.  I can literally hear the words from on high - "Don't screw this up!" 

I just want to finish by saying how much I love and admire Susann.  She came through every trial of pregnancy with a smile on her face and I could not imagine raising Robbie and Anna Helen with anyone else.  I love you sweetheart!