Friday, August 15, 2008


Wow, when did that happen? I mean last week I was limping about feeling like my body had been through hell and back. This week, meh, I feel ten thousand times better! All regions are feeling better, thankyouverymuch (TMI... with birth is there really such a thing???)

My dogs are driving me batty. Every time someone visits I have to apologize for their rude behavior. And the barking out the back door at virtually NOTHING only to wake the wee sleeping baby. GAH, I know it was the same with M and I was TOTALLY ready to send both of them packing then too. I cannot decide which of these two hounds is worse and yet I still love them deeply. ** TOTAL lie Santana is worse because he is one pissed off pup and peed on M's new tool bench. Thankfully I noticed this and cleaned it up before M noticed... SIGH.

Any who, Miss Pancake had her two week appointment today. She was her usual self. She took it all in stride. Even when K tried to put her little sun dress on upside down. Heh. The stats:
She was 20-1/2 inches when born
Today she is 21-1/2 inches (75-90%)

She weighed 8 lbs 11 oz at birth (and she dropped to 8 lbs 4 oz when we took her to the doctor three days later.)
Today she weighed in at 9 lbs 12 oz (75-90%)

This momma could once again be a wet nurse and feed several babies at any given time of the day. Poor girl almost had a squirt of milk to her eye this morning, it missed and hit her in her hair... I told her milk makes ones hair silky and soft. She did not seem to appreciate my levity. Oy.

Her cord fell off three days ago and she definitely has been having more waking time. She has also developed a habit of being up from 4am to 6am JUST LIKE M. This has been waking M up at the ungodly hour of 5:30a the past few days. It is like colic in the morning. Weird. Oh well.

I knew this would be the case and it is true - it is like Miss Pancake has always been in our house, a part of our lives. There are definitely moments especially with M but the past two weeks have been relatively positive. I definitely have my fears in the coming weeks that I will need to overcome, to be strong about and deal with. I am sure I will write more on this - for the moment I am not quite ready to think about it. I am also trying to mentally prepared for some too long extended visit with in laws during the month of September. WAIL... (seriously they are helping me out so I cannot be TOO negative about the length of their visit but still... come on in laws in my house for three weeks??? Feel for me, just a little bit, please!?)


AndreAnna said...

It's insane how fast they grow!

Sawyer is five weeks already! SOon, he'll be in college. GAH!

Glad you're feeling better!

jennifer said...

So happy to see how happy and settled y'all are :) And more power to you with the in-laws; one weekend is one weekend too long for me!

melissa said...

3 weeks??? Good luck! It will be fine though.

Hooray for Miss Pancake gaining so much weight! 2 weeks already!

Jen said...

I wanted to get rid of my hounds too when Evan was first born! There are still moments now I'd like to send them off. :)

Sounds like Baby Pancake is one healthy little girl! Glad to hear that you are feeling better and you are all settling in.