Saturday, January 16, 2010

Moo Moo

I can't believe my little baby is going to be 2 months old on the 20th. I can. not. believe it! Before I got pregnant I always thought it was kind of lame to read about people babies doctors appoitments and all their stats. That's kind of rude, I know. Now that I have my own baby I think that it's THE most important thing in the world, and I want all of you to as well. Just kiddin. I don't really care. Actually, I think you should stop reading right now, and just look at the pictures. She is pretty freakin beautiful.

Her shots were just about the saddest thing in the world. First I kind of laughed because they poke the needle in and it's a little bit of a delayed reaction and then she's screaming bloody murder. Then it just got really sad, and I almost started crying myself. Her little chicken legs are sure cute with her band-aids though. And she was such a trooper. She screamed bloody murder for about 10 seconds and then she was done.

My little heifer weighs 8 lbs 3 oz now. I realize that's the size most peoples babies come out at when they're born. I know in reality she's tiny (only the 3rd percentile!) but she seems so big to me now. She's gained just over 3 and a half pounds. Her cheeks are all chubby and stuff.

She's 22 inches (37th percentile). And her head grew an inch and is 15 inches (32nd percentile). I love her noggin. It's the most perfect little round head ever.

I know all of these pictures probably look the exact same to you, but to me, each one is so different. And I love them all. I couldn't choose just one. It's the first spit bubble capture, and that's pretty exciting when your days consist of feeding and poopy diapers.

I read the comment of a Mom on the website CafeMom. She explained how I feel perfectly. She said something like, "I love being home with my 7 month old daughter, but I feel like I have nothing to contribute to society anymore. It's not that I want to go back to work, but it almost feels like I've just ceased to exist." I thought that explained things perfectly. It's like, I could die in my house in the morning and nobody would even know until later that night.

A few days later, I realized there's nothing else that I should or would want to be doing. I'm supporting this little human being.

Every. Single. Day.

It's what I'm supposed to be doing right this moment. She counts on me. And I love that. It's a little scary, don't get me wrong. But there's nothing more rewarding than seeing those first little smiles.

 I want to cherish every day with her. Even if it means I don't get in the shower till noon. Even if it means I'm tired. Even if it means I'm a frumpy sweat wearing mommy. And even if it means I've become the blog that only talks about her kid.

I wouldn't change it for the world.


Chris & Nikki said...

Jess she is beautiful!!! I love reading about it and looking at all the pic so keep it up!!! Im a stalker I know but I love it and it gets me so excited for when I can be a mother and just talk about my babies!!!

Cardwell said...

What a sweet post. I was just saying to Ashish that I feel like I am not 'Hannah' anymore, just 'Mommy'. But we really couldn't be doing anything more important or AMAZING right now. Nora is beautiful and getting so big! Love all the new things she's doing - bubbles and smiling - so cute!

Lindsey said...

I think blogging about your babies is the only way to go. It's funny how fast your entire world gets taken over. She's so cute and tiny. She still doesn't weigh what Haylee weighed when she was born! After lugging 30 pound Haylee around these days though, I'm thinking 8 pounds sounds like a dream.

Heidi said...

Nora could never be chubby, she is getting bigger though, still SO TINY!

If i'm at home, I am in comfies. It's the only way to go when it's freezing outside and best for playing with Sadie. Don't worry though, I do my hair and make-up so I don't look disgusting.

Jonathan and Kiri said...

She is adorable! Your picture capture her facial expressions SO well. I love your positive outlook towards raising your baby. You really are doing the greatest thing in the world! I know when I get to the point in my life where you are, I'm gonna remember the things you said and I bet you that your words will help A LOT!

Nick and Whit said...

She's so precious! I love your pictures of her. You guys are awesome!

RaeLynn said...

Great post...I totally agree about the quote. You feel like you disappear but then you realize that there's a season for everything in our lives and this is the time where you'll focus everything you have on Nora. Just don't forget to get out on some dates so you can brush your teeth and stuff :) hehehe.