Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

8 weeks old

I can hardly believe our little girl is 8 weeks old already (that's 2 months for those of you who don't excel at math)! It seems like she was born just yesterday and that we have had her for our whole lives at the same time.

I won't lie, those first 6 weeks are HARD! There were times when I seriously thought I wasn't cut out for motherhood and I longed to go back to work full time and have my husband take over the majority of her care. We took a little longer than some to bond (I think our long hospital stay and her several nights in the ICU had something to do with that) but now she and I are in sync with one another and learning more about each other every day.

In the last couple of weeks little O has started to smile a lot. She seems to recognize us when she sees us, and she has started to put herself to sleep from time to time rather than having to be rocked and bounced constantly. All pretty great milestones in my book.

We have a lot ahead of us. My maternity leave is running out and I have to start working more soon. W is going to change is schedule in order to stay home with her on certain days/mornings so I can get into the office and back to my work family at least half time. It will be a juggling act, but hopefully we can make a go of it.