Sunday, December 13, 2009

2 months

     Well, are little girl has turned 2 months old already.  I can't believe it's been this long, but at the same time it feels like she's been with us forever.  Let me say that she has turned into a diva the past couple of weeks.  She's has got me wrapped around her little finger.  She wants to be rocked, but only if she's upright.  She'll eat, but only when she feels like it.  She'll eat a bit, and then rub her eyes, stretch a bit, and then eat some more. I'll give her credit on the eating part.  Since I was able to breastfeed her, we had to go to formula and she has had a rough time on it.  We've tried 3 or 4 different kinds, and they finally put her on soy.  She seems to be doing much better on it.  Thank goodness.  It killed me to see my precious baby in pain from gas.  There has been two times, when she has scared Jarrod and I.  Both times, she was laying all peaceful and just burst into a screaming fit.  This wasn't her normally crying loudly. It went beyond crying.  You would have thought someone had bit her.  She screamed for like 10 minutes and then finally calmed down.  We still don't know what it was. She wouldn't eat, sleep, or be rocked....just screamed.
     But, oh my goodness, she has her good moments too.  She loves the mornings (just like her momma).  She is just the happiest little thing in the morning.  She smiles all the time now, and we are just ready for her to break into her first real laugh.  Right now she squeals when she gets excited.  She is trying so hard to talk.  I seriously think she is going to start talking before she crawls  =)   She loves looking at the walls and really likes our tree pictures we have up.  Future interior decorator maybe??
     I go back to work in three weeks and we still don't know what we're going to do for daycare.  Cutting it too close maybe??  We're just torn with what to do, and we are still hoping that God is going to just give us the answer, one way or another. She is scheduled for her 2 month wellness check on Wednesday and start her vaccine shots.  Something else we aren't sure about.  Man, being a parent is tough work.  It's easy making decisions for yourself, but when it's your child's world that your affecting, it's so much different. 




burseya said...

awww cute pics! shes getting sooo big! I wish I had 3 weeks left...I go back tomorrow which equals no fun! Hopefully you guys will figure something out with daycare, it's expensive and no fun just trusting anyone. My hub works nights, and he's going to have to deal with pretty much no sleep on certain nights, but I'm hoping it'll work out for the most part. Doesn't really give much time for "us" time, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do right?

Malinda Heuring said...

Jesalyn sounds a lot like Meredith was at that age. We ended up doing the Soy formula and also had a prescription for Levsin to help with the gas cramping. She then became a changed baby. For me it was never an option for me not to go back to work. We needed the income. I always say that I am a better and more attentive mom because I do work. When I am home she gets all of my attention and she loves the interaction with the other kids when she is at the babysitter. Maybe call the local churches and see if they know anyone who does home daycare or a grandma who would want to cuddle with a baby during the day. We have been very happy with all the home day cares we have used and they are usually cheaper than formal day care centers.