Maggie just turned 6 weeks old yesterday, I cannot believe how time is flying by. I took her one month photo on the actual day (small victory!)...we are going to do the numbered onsie each month for a year on this chair in our living room.
She is growing up so fast, I feel like I blinked and she is now smiling and interacting...she's not the little teeny tiny baby bird anymore. She isn't much of a napper, I might get her to take a little snooze mid-day, but on a good night, she will sleep about 6-7 hours straight. She just had her 1 month check up, and she weighs a little over 10 lbs and grew an inch! I swear it was just yesterday I was shopping for clothes for her because all her baby stuff was too big, and now she's quickly growing into her outfits.
My life sure has changed! I wonder if it's been more of a shock for me than most new moms, since I had so much "me" time before Maggie. I think I have been adjusting pretty well, though I will admit that I get really exhausted at times. Last weekend John and I packed up Maggie and Drake and went out to the house on Hood Canal for a relaxing weekend in the sunshine. Instead, I came down with a violent 24 hour stomach virus. I literally thought I was going to have to go to the hospital, I had such bad chills and body aches, it was horrendous. And it was the straw. I compare it to being a house of cards on a table...looking all put together...and then someone walks by and bumps the table...and there goes that. Last week was so hard, it took me all week, and into the weekend to "recover." I might still be recovering. Maggie finally got back to her sleep schedule, and my insomnia is improving. I can eat now, which is great. Caring for a newborn is hard enough, but then add not being able to eat or sleep...aye, yie, yie.
When I do get some free time, I am happy to report I have dived head first back into scrapbooking!!! I finally have a little peanut to take pictures of and ohhhhhh boy do we take pictures!! And, I just started a little notebook to write down all the pages I want to do for Maggies album, and pictures to remember to try and take, so I can stay focused and make the most of the few hours a week I have to scrap. And I am also really into making little headbands for Maggie to wear because she has a lot of hair, but it sits pretty far back on her big head, so she needs a little something extra sometimes.
That is about all the update I have. Life is very one note right now. Although, I am thrilled to report that the Pebbles house FINALLY has wireless internet!! I am hoping this helps me stay connected a bit more, and hopefully blog more regularly. I am going to try and post updates at least once a week, hopefully twice, and keep it a little shorter and maybe sweeter. I kind of miss blogging.
but I have a good excuse. :D
We hope all our friends out there are happy, healthy and enjoying life as the weather gets a bit warmer.