September 28, 2005

12 weeks are up already?

Today was my first day back at work. I cried this morning before I left. It wasn't too bad, though. I know it will get easier. Thanks to all of you who emailed or called to see how I was doing--I really appreciate it!

In other news, Gloria really wants to laugh. Frequently when she smiles, she opens her mouth a bit wider and smiles bigger, but no noise comes with it. She'll do it a few times. She has the desire to laugh, but not the ability yet.

September 27, 2005

That's a Wrap

It looks like the end of Gloria's swaddling days are here. She slept for over 10 hours last night without being wrapped up.

September 23, 2005

All Night Long

Well, it seems as if she may be sleeping through the night now! For four nights in a row, she slept through the night (8 or more hours). Last night, she got up once, but she went down before 8pm, so I think that's why. I am really hoping this sticks before I return to work next week.

Last weekend was very busy for us. She ventured out on both Saturday and Sunday, meeting lots of new people. Saturday was spent at Tracey's house while Sunday was spent at the big family party for Uncle Jack's 80th Birthday.

She is now able to get her hand into her mouth on purpose. The most hilarious part of that is watching her try to do it when her head is turned--her hands still go to the same place as if her head was facing forward!

Gloria's neck is getting stronger by the day. She is getting much better at supporting her head. She does not like "tummy time" very much, though. She enjoys it for about 5 seconds and then gets frustrated and grumpy. We have taken to calling her "Grumbelina" when she gets in moods like that.

Her swing still seems to be her favorite place to nap and Marc and I have the receipts from battery purchases to prove it. When she's awake, she gets to lounge on a blanket on the living room floor or be read a story in our bed. She enjoys having books read to her and likes to squeal with excitement at the pictures in the book.

September 13, 2005

Gloria's First Boyfriend

Is our ceiling fan! She LOVES it. If she's laying on the living room floor and it isn't on, she'll start smiling as soon as we turn it on. It's ADORABLE.

I cried a little yesterday when I realized just how big she's getting. She's now wearing some of her clothing in 3-6 months.

Something else I neglected to mention in earlier posts is that her baby acne is gone. It just seemed to disappear one day, like everyone said it would.

September 8, 2005

Shots, Smiles and Size

We took Gloria to the doctor today for her 2-month appointment. She is growing like a weed! She is now 11 pounds, 7 ounces and 24 1/2 inches long. This places her in the 75th percentile for weight and the 99th percentile for height. She got her first vaccine shots today and she didn't like it one bit. I handled it better than I thought I would. She calmed down pretty quickly from the whole ordeal, though. I have Infant's Tylenol ready in case she needs it.

She smiles and coos all the time now. It's really amazing and I absolutely adore watching her. It's my favorite pasttime right now. It beats my second favorite pasttime--watching BBC programming on MPT--by a wide margin. In the last week or so, I've noticed that she has dimples. They are the most adorable thing in the world! I also noticed that she no longer has the white bump on her tongue that she's had since birth. I don't know when it disappeared, but it's gone.

She still sleeps pretty well for us at night. Some nights, she sleeps the whole night and other nights, she's up a few times. Usually, though, she's only up once during the night. Not bad at all!