two weeks already?

Took Lorelai to see her pediatrician today for her two week check-up. I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks. Well, tomorrow will be two weeks, but yeah. Where did the time go?

She’s doing good, as expected. The nurse was amazed at how big she is. She couldn’t believe she was only two weeks old. She had to ask me what “two-week checkup” I was there for. I couldn’t help but giggle when I told her the baby was two weeks old.

So, she is 8 pounds 1 ounce today. Can you believe it? She’s already gained 7 ounces. She eats so much. It’s weird for us because Nikisha wasn’t like that. She was (and still is) a very light eater. That’s one thing these two girls don’t have in common.

She got her second PKG (i think that’s what it’s called) test done today. They pricked her foot so they could get blood samples. The lady must have pricked the wrong spot or something because baby didn’t bleed as much as was needed. The nurse had to keep squeezing her foot to get more blood. Poor baby wouldn’t stop crying and I just wanted to scoop her up and take her away. The nurse was having such a hard time that she had to have another nurse come in to finish it off. She had to prick baby’s foot a second time. Good thing that worked because I don’t know how much more poor baby could handle. Worse part was that later she kept crying in her sleep. The hurt cry.

On a happier note, I forgot to mention in my last entry that she can already hold up her head. She’s been doing it since she was only a couple days old. Not just holding it up for a second, but for a long time. I’m not too sure, but I thought babies didn’t do that for a while.

This morning she stayed awake for almost 2 hours straight. I got to feed her, change her, talk to her, play with her, sing to her all within that time. It was nice. Usually she eats, sleeps, poops, wakes up hungry. I get to wash her up and feed her and then she goes back to sleep. Then the cycle is repeated. Really was nice.

Received a Sling Rider from Taz & Clint today. Actually it came in a few days ago, but I wasn’t able to get it until today. So far I love it. Dave loves it even more. He made me laugh when he put it on and asked “so is this how it felt?”. Not even close. Thanks you guys. You’re always so generous. One day we’ll be able to return the generosity. One day.

She’s amazing.

I can’t believe she’s here. I started to think I was going to be pregnant forever. Crazy thing is it’s been almost 2 weeks since she was born. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long ago.

Oh man is she amazing. Only moments after she was born she was alert and taking everything in. She didn’t sleep like most babies do when they’re born. She insisted on staying awake. She recognized her daddy’s voice and looked in his direction whenever he spoke. If you moved slow enough, you could see her eyes follow you.

Less than a week old and she rolled from her back to her side. I’ve been told babies don’t do that so early on. And she can eat. She finished a large can of baby formula in a week. One week!

If you all don’t come and visit her soon, she’ll be too big to hold.

She’s registered.

For anyone who wants to know or cares, Lorelai is registered at the Babies R Us, Target, and Baby Depot. You can go online or in-store and it will be shipped directly to us. If you don’t find anything you want to get, gift cards, size 1 or 2 diapers, wipes, bottles, bath supplies, and/or baby formula would be wonderful too.

Before you buy anything, I may have the same or similar items in another registry. Check for prices or if someone else already bought it. I’ll try to keep it updated, though.