Saturday, February 19, 2005

Hannah - Circa 2 months

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Thursday, February 17, 2005


That is what i have to say about the flu. I have been suffering from the never ending flu since Tuesday. I was debated as to whether it was the flu or food poisenning, i have now settled on the flu, as i have apperently passed it onto Hannah, judging from her extremely grumpy behavior. This a scenario I never thought about pre-parenthood. Here i am trying to nurse myself back to health, but instead of relaxing I am doing twice as much trying to comfort Hannah. While I am complaining, I don't really mind as Dan was great and took over the night time feedings when i was at my worst. So if anybody has information as to how long this flu lasts, let me know so I can have somthing to set my sights on.

Baby Shower

I would like to thank Maureen and Michelle Yaehne for hosting a baby shower for Hannah this last weekend. We had a great time, and we appreciate all of the hard work that went into making it such an enjoyable evening. I would also like to thank everybody for all of their great gifts, We our now completely outfitted for caring for an infant. I would also like to extend a thankyou to Lynne, Katy, and Colleen for their parts in arranging the shower.

Friday, February 11, 2005

immunizations :(

Well, Hannah got her two months immunizations today, and I have to say it wasn't as bad as I had imagined it would be. She was greatly upset by the first two shots, and exercised her very well developed lungs. But thankfully shortly after the third shot she calmed right down and went to sleep. So now I can expect a slightly crankier then usual daughter for the next few days. A fair trade off for the knowledge that she is safe from certain life threatening diseases. On a much more positive note, Hannah slept for a full seven hours last night. I view this as a pivotal moment in my attempts to get some real sleep, as just last week she was waking up every 2 to 3 hrs. Of course now the challenge is to convince her that night time is 8 to 8, and not 12 to 12. And for those people who like to keep up to date with Hannah's stats, she is now 10 lbs 2 oz, and 22 inches. I can't believe she has pretty much doubled her weight already.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Babies: The Forgotten Weed

It's funny how perspectives change once you have a child of your own. It's always amazed me how quickly people younger than myself have always seemed to grow up so fast. For instance, it's hard to believe that children that I remember from when they were in diapers are now in Junior high. Despite my amazement, I could always reason through it by thinking about how many years it has been since I had really SEEN them.

Now HANNAH on the other hand, is a completely different story. I do her morning change, and maybe her morning feeding, go to work and come home 8 1/2 hours later only to find that Hannah has gotten noticeable longer. (Kinda like all those weeds in my backyard in the summer...). Hardly any of the clothes that swam on her when she first came home from the hospital even FIT her anymore, and her awake times are becoming more and more entertaining as she starts to discover that her voice can be used for something other than crying.