Friday, November 30, 2007
6 weeks old already!
Anna is plumping up slowly but surely. We don't go back to the doctor until the end of December for her 2 month shots, but I would have to guess she's about 7 1/2 to 8 pounds and about 21-22" long now. She's definitely becoming her own little person. She's smiling a lot now, even to her butterfly friends on her mat. It's really cute. She's trying so hard to talk but hasn't quite come out with it yet. We introduced her the bottle a couple weeks ago and this week we started with a bottle each day of formula. She's taken to both of them just fine.
Only one more week left of maternity leave. :( Then back to work I go. Anna will be going to Busy Feet Daycare down the road from us. It's on the way to Gary's work, so he'll bring her and pick her up most days. It's a nice place with very caring people, so we feel comfortable bringing her there but still don't want to. But we wanted to provide her with a nice place to live in a nice area, so this is what we have to do to pay the bills right now. Hopefully someday Gary will work up the ladder and I'll be able to stay home or at least work from home doing my side work or for my current job. It's going to be an adjustment, that's for sure.
We've been spoiled again. We have a contact for someone that works at Gerber and they gave us a ton of bottles and bath stuff for Anna and can get a lot of other things too when we need them. What a blessing to have such generous people in our lives!
Gary started his new job at Calvin this week. He's got a very large cube in the basement of the library and has found that he's going to be in charge of a lot of different areas. It's an overwhelming week, but it's been a good week for him. The staff is very nice and I think Gary will be a good fit there. There are a lot of perks to working there, so we're ready to take advantage of those! :)
I went for my 6 week post pardum appointment on Tuesday and everything looks good! It's crazy that I'm saying this, but I won't see my nurse or doctor for another whole year! I've been seeing them every month or more in the past 9 months and have established a great relationship with them.
I guess I'm ready for structure to be back a little with me going back to work, but I'm certainly not wanting to be away from Anna. But God will take care of us when we're all apart as he has so far and will continue to do. We just pray each day for safety and that He'll bring us through another day.
That's all for now, but I know I had avid readers that I'm letting down by not writing as much, so I had to do something! Enjoy the pictures (I'll add more soon)!
Gary, Christie & Anna