Monday, September 30, 2013

2 Months Old!

     Wow. I say that a lot. Just wow. Two months have flown past and Lucy is getting so big now. She weighs 14lbs and is 23in tall! I'm amazed at how quickly she has grown. She is starting to try and reach for things now, although she still can't get those darn arms to do her bidding so she just flails around a lot. She smiles and coos all the time. Overall she is a pretty happy baby during the day. Just right about 7pm she starts getting fussy and I'm still up with her until 2 or 3am most nights. I got spoiled and went to bed at 1:30am last night! It was great.

     With Roxas I found myself eagerly awaiting each milestone but with Lucy I feel conflicted. I want her to be healthy and meet her milestones but then that means she is growing up and I want her to stay my itty bitty babe for a little longer. It's the parental paradox.

     We went and saw the ENT doctor in Bullhead just after she turned one month old and he was fantastic. I explained the problems we were having and he simply said "well the proof is in the pudding. If it's causing you trouble we will just fix it now" Hallelujah, a doctor who actually listened. The doctor numbed up her mouth a little and snipped the piece of tissue and it was all over in about 10 seconds. She hated being held down the most. The very first time I fed her after the procedure I noticed a HUGE difference. Now I have absolutely zero pain with nursing and she seems so much happier and less frustrated. We go see the pediatrician tomorrow so I'm excited to tell her how much better things are and obviously she is growing like a little weed!
 This was her tongue after the procedure

     Everybody told me having two kids was super easy, you hardly notice. I call baloney. I've noticed. Lucy is a "Spitter-Upper" so my laundry load has increased at least three times over now. With Roxas going out and about was harder but much more manageable than two. Now if I want to go out somewhere I have to REALLY want to go out. All in all it is much harder but still not as bad as I thought it would be. I had kind of a doom and gloom perspective on it before. Roxas is still doing great as a big brother. He is being a great kid, although he does throw some impressive toddler tantrums every day. Usually over the silliest things, but that's life with a toddler.

     We had a big first this past month, I ran (well... walked) my first 5k. I finished it just under an hour which for me wasn't too shabby. I pushed both Roxas and Lucy in the double stroller through the whole course. It was a color run so it was meant to be just relaxed and fun which it absolutely was. Roxas had a BLAST with the color powder at the end and Lucy slept the entire time. I've never been one for running, even though I ran track for several years in school. I'm starting to get back into it with the inspiration of a few friends who have totally kicked but at it lately. My goal is to run in the Disneyland 5k next year!

     We finally got to meet my best friend, Tashia's, baby boy, Coltin, this past week. Unfortunately it was not under the circumstances I ever wanted to meet him. Tashia's mom, Sherry, passed away on Wednesday morning. My mom and I were on our way up to see her after learning she decided to stop fighting the cervical cancer she had battled for the past 3 years. She was a strong, loving, passionate, hilarious person and I will miss her to no end. She was like a second mom to me and treated me just like another one of her kids. Her passing has placed a huge financial burden on the family, if you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will find a link to a GoFundMe site for "Cure Sherry". If you can donate any amount of money, or even just a prayer please click on the link.
Coltin at 2 weeks old and Lucy at 8 weeks old

     So much has changed in the past month and I know with the holidays coming up it will only move faster. I'm excited for all the fun things the fall and winter seasons bring, especially the cooler weather. I've planned some fun stuff for us to do and I'm excited to make new family memories together and really enjoy this limited time while the kids are still little kids, and not surly teenagers who are begging us for cell phones!

Until Next Time...

 Lucy and Roxas visiting Grandpa Wally for his birthday.

 Definitely our little blessing!


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