Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Two Weeks.

I never knew how much two weeks could change my life. In these past 14 days I have learned so much about myself. I've learned that it really isn't necessary to straighten every section of hair. I've learned that eating is optional {for Mommies}, as is sleeping. I've learned that thrush is no fun for babies, and even less fun for Mommies. I've learned how to do almost everything one-handed. But most importantly I've learned the meaning of true love and complete devotion.
Olivia is growing so quickly. Every morning is bittersweet as I find all the tiny ways she changed while we slept. I love watching her grow, but realize that all too soon she won't be my "little bit" anymore. Today I took her to her two week check up with her pediatrician, Dr. Schell. {He is a very nice man, and was very patient with me and my 9 thousand questions.} She weighed 7 lbs 4.8 oz and was 19 3/4 in. long. My little girl is already growing so fast.
She loves to cuddle with Mommy and Daddy, really she loves to cuddle with anyone. She just loves to be held. We started out primarily breast-feeding and supplementing with formula. Then came the thrush. Then I was infected with the thrush and was unable to breastfeed her, so we went to straight formula. The transistion was smooth. She doesn't care where the food is coming from as long as it's coming.
The animals are still doing great with her. Tyler is adorable with her. We joke that he's her dog now. I think she's gotten more "kisses" in the past 2 weeks than I've gotten in the past 3 years. The cats pretty much steer clear of her. They'll come over and sniff a few times, but scurry away if she moves or makes a noise. However, she isn't doing so well with them. Everytime she is around the cats she gets congested, her eyes start watering and she starts sneezing. I talked to Dr. Schell about this and he says that there is no test for allergies at her age, but that it was highly likely that she was allergic to them and that we should probably find them a new home. We'll miss Baylei and Oliver but Olivia comes first!
She's met a lot of people these first two weeks. Everyone has immediately fallen in love with her. My best friend Maria {Aunt Mia} was even able to visit all the way from Florida for a little bit last Saturday.Everyone talks about how pretty she is, how much she looks like me, and how small she is! Truth be told she is a very petite little girl! She only has a few outfits that truly fit. Two of which are preemie sizes!!
I'm looking forward to the next few weeks with her before I go back to work. I know it's going to be hard to leave her, but I'm also looking forward to getting back into a more normal routine.

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