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Monday, January 31, 2011

2 Months!

The kid had his 2 month check up today and boy is the LolliPop getting big!  Cal now weighs 13 lbs 6 ozs and is 24.5 inches long.  He had his first two vaccines today - one oral and one shot.  He liked to oral one, but, oh, the broke Mommy's heart.  Daddy got the post shot cuddle because he was the one who had to hold Cal down.

We go back in 4 weeks for two more shots.  We are doing a drawn out shot schedule.  Instead of getting three shots all together today and waiting until 4 months old for the next round, we are saving two shots for 3 months.  It means more pokes, but will hopefully lessen the cruddy post-shot feeling.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tummy Time

Hey - this is fun!

I'm getting kind of tired...

I'm done!

Make It Rain

When I went to pick up the LolliPop from daycare he was visiting the toddler room (that's the fancy way of saying he was the last infant there and they were consolidating rooms).  He was sitting in a bouncy on the counter (don't get all preachy on the danger of this - he had an adult right next to him and I appreciate that he was out of reach of the other (older) children).  He was happily bouncing and "talking" as all the toddlers and preschoolers danced along to the song that was playing.  All the other kids happened to be girls and it dawned on me - my kid looked like a pimp.  There he was, on his throne, watching all the pretty girls dance for him.  When I told his dad about this when we got home, he smiled a big proud papa smile and asked for the location of the Monopoly money so he could teach his son "how to make it rain."

I am so in trouble.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The New Playmat a big hit!
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

How can I not miss this face?

My return to work is here. How could 7 weeks have gone by so fast?  I always thought that I wouldn't be one of those parents who has separation anxiety and cries at the first daycare drop off, but now I'm not so sure.  We are lucky that the LolliPop only has to go to daycare 2 days a week because his daddy and his grandparents want to spend time with him on the other days.  And I have heard nothing but good things about our daycare from the many friends and colleagues who also have their kids there, but as much as I know he will be well taken care of, none of them are me.

I am torn between wanting everyone to take better care of him than me (like getting him to nap consistently somewhere other than my arms or the swing) and wanting no one to be better than the mommy.  I have to keep telling myself that this is a good thing.  That I can eat and pee and blow my nose without worrying about him crying while I do it.  That I can run errands on my way home and they will go so much faster.  That I will feel more accomplished every day and be happier for it.  That I will treasure every little moment I do get to be with him and not feel frustrated like I sometimes do.

I will get through this - won't I?
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Monday, January 10, 2011

The Swing

We finally like the swing!  After a night of not so great sleep, Mommy put Cal in the swing and he swayed away for over an hour, staring at himself in the mirror and snoozing.