Wednesday, July 1, 2009

8 Weeks



Baby Joy is 8 weeks old today and she started smiling about a week ago--it took her Momma another week to capture it though! She slept better last night than she has in about two weeks so I feel like a new woman. I told her today I'm so much happier to play with her when she's awake after she's slept for me. I figure honesty is the best policy from the beginning, right?

She is growing at a crazy rate, much like her brother and sister. There's clearly something about me having gestational diabetes that makes them grow really big really fast. It's either that or the fact that I eat about 12 meals a day and feed her almost that many times.

We talked to the surgeon's office today and he said we can wait until she is four months old to do the CT scan on her lung. He said the longer we can give it to resolve on its own, (if it is still there at all which, if you remember, we assume it is NOT) the better. He doesn't trust a sonogram to be 100 % accurate so we're hoping they will do the scan then we'll be done with his office when we see nothing there. What a miracle. What a baby girl. Why God chose us for her parents we don't know but we are excited to see who she becomes.

Thanks for the compliments on the wedding post! Isn't that dress cute--and it was so cheap compared to the other ones I was looking at. It felt springy and fun for a wedding. I'm so glad I didn't buy one that was a lot more expensive since I'm hopefully not going to be this size for much longer. It's a great feeling to start working out and knowing the work I put into how I look can be permanent. Maternity clothes are retired for good. Old clothes aren't fitting yet but we aren't far...

On a totally unrelated note, (as usual I throw something in there,) have you seen the news story about the senator who used the phrase "soul mate," referring to someone other than his wife? I'd love to say if I was married to him I'd find that acceptable but I told Sean today that if something like that ever came out of his mouth I'd shoot him. Like I said, honesty is the best policy.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Mary, you always make laugh and sound so much like me. Justin and I had that exact conversation about the senator this morning, and I was always honest with Kate about sleep. I plan on doing a post partum post next week. Can't believe Joy is 8 weeks. What a miracle, beautiful little girl!

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

that video was just precious! what a cutie! something about smiling babies just makes people happy! you can't see a video like that and be in a bad mood afterward...it just isn't possible! :)

Matt, Joy and Ryder said...

I could just squeeze her she is so cute!!! I loved that video!!! Your Senator comment made me giggle...guess he really loves her, but his poor wife...that is no way to treat her...sigh...guess it is none of our business anyway! Hope you guys have a Happy, Happy 4th!

Carley said...

So sweet! Her smile is adorable!