Monday, August 24, 2009

6 days old

I cannot believe how fast this last week has gone by! It really has been one big blur, seems like its only been one day. I was sitting today thinking of what I was doing one week ago.
I was at work all day and wondering when I'd be able to take my 2 month vaca... little did i know it would start in 24 hours!
Tate had her one week checkup today (even though she's technically not 1 week till tomorrow, at 10:35 pm)

Dr. Arnold is her pediatrician and I love him. He was one of the on call doc's at the hospital, and the moment he walked in and I saw the plastic chameleon on his stethoscope I knew he was the doctor for us! :-)
She had dropped down to 6 lbs 1 oz when we left the hospital on thursday, but is back up to her birth weight exactly today! I guess it usually takes babies about 2 weeks to get back to birth weight but not this little eater! Dr. Arnold said she was a really good feeder and looks very healthy over all. I was so relieved to hear that she was getting enough food!
Its pretty stressful keeping track of every time she eats, and making sure it hasn't gone to long in between feedings, and getting enough diapers!
We discovered a little red birthmark on the back of her head under all that hair. Its about the size of a nickle and Dr Arnold said it will probably disappear by the time shes 4.

I actually got dressed the last two days, and it feel so good to get ready instead of sitting in Greg's t-shirts and basketball shorts all day. It was really good to be out of the house too. We were driving home from her appointment and had to try and think of more errands we could run before we headed back home! Tomorrow I think we're gonna try and go on a walk. Get the dishes returned from our great neighbors the Whites who made us dinner 2 nights last week! And to get little T some sunshine.

Its so funny, she looks different every day. Gets cuter every day for sure. Her cheeks are filling out more. I cant wait till that yucky cord falls off so I can give her a real bath. Today she decided that when the poopy diaper comes off to change into the next one, that is the time to pee all over before mom and dad know what hit them. I think it happened 3 times today!
And there was a mystery pee that got all over the bedspread and her back, but left the diaper completely dry! I seriously don't know what happened there.

Tomorrow is Dad's last day home with us before school and work start again. I dont know what I'm going to do without him here to help me, he has been SO AWESOME this whole week. He got the diaper changing down pat, and the swaddling. He holds her when she cries, and has been cleaning up after us. The two night time meltdowns when she would not go back to sleep, he totally took over and let me get the rest! Just brought her in to eat. I really might cry when he goes to school wednesday morning. Thanks so much Greg!! We loooooovve you!


  1. Awesome little family.
    The best Daddy and Mommy and the sweetest little baby.
    I can't wait to see you!

  2. Congratulations!!! Time really does fly by! Take all the pictures you can and blog everything! I remember being so exhausted and couldn't manage time that I barely blogged about Calan being a new born. I promise the nursing and figuring out times will get better and easier with time.

    You all 3 look so happy and she is so cute! Congrats again!

  3. congrats dani and greg! she is the cutest!

  4. she is so adorable Dani.... what a doll.... I love the name that you guys picked too... so so cute...

  5. Dr Arnold is AMAZING!! We had him for awhile, till I had Miles. He had so many patients that Miles wouldn't be able to see him for a well visit till his 6 month, so we changed. I miss him though! He was my favorite!
    Glad things are going well. Yeah, you've got to watch out for those pee spells mid diaper change. Its like they get cold and know that their pee comes out warm...
    She is beautiful!! I am sorry you hubby will be back at school and work soon. I'm sure you'll be fine.
    Oh, and you can always come visit me if you need to get out of the house. :)

  6. i didn't even know you had your baby! oh she is absolutely beautiful!!! congratulations!! they don't come much cuter. hope you're feeling alright and resting up a little