Monday, February 4, 2008

Two weeks and two days

I can't believe that my baby is already two weeks old. It still seems surreal that David and I are parents, but at the same time it seems like Liliana has been part of our family forever and it wouldn't be complete without her. I suppose that doesn't really make sense from the way I worded it, but I imagine that all you parents know exactly what I'm talking about.

Last Tuesday Liliana had a check-up with her pediatrician, Dr. Christopher. He said, "She's a 10 out of 10, perfect, beautiful baby!" They weighed her and she was 8 pounds 6 ounces - up nearly a pound since she was born. I guess she must be eating well. I thought she was filling out around her cheeks (both sets).

My sister, Renee, her son, Kaden, and my father flew into town from Utah last week and have been a great support and a joy to have staying with us. My dad was only able to stay until Thursday, but he'll be back this week if everything works out. My mother came back to town from Utah on Friday and is staying until tomorrow afternoon. We're all hoping that my sister, Sylvie, will have her baby while my mother is still in town. Sylvie is now a week past her due date and she's quite ready to have her baby and be done with this pregnancy.

Liliana is becoming more alert and attentive every day. She has a strong little neck that she uses to lift her head and look all around. Her eyes are blue-gray (like her daddy's) and bright as can be when she's checking out the people and things around her. This morning my nephew, Kaden, was sitting near her while she was lying on a blanket on the floor. She kept craning her neck and twisting her little body to look at Kaden while he was chattering loudly and lively. I was impressed by her ability to follow the sound and watch my nephew.

Today David is starting his new position at Paccar. So, in order to make sure her daddy was well prepared for his training today, Liliana had an extra fussy and cranky time last night and kept David from getting a good night's rest. While I don't want to see time fly by, I am looking forward to reaching the six weeks of age point, when the pediatrician says evening fussiness declines and the baby will likely sleep for about 6 hours straight at night. Liliana sleeps great during the day, but she wants to be awake and gets fussy/cranky between about 10pm and 1am. I'm sure we'll get that day-night confusion straightened out sooner or later - but in the meantime I'll have to keep taking naps with Liliana during the day.

Liliana made her debut at church yesterday. It was fun to see everyone's reaction to her. She pretty much slept the entire time we were there. David will be blessing her during next month's fast Sunday meeting.

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