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Baby Log: Week 9

Saturday, October 24, 2009

marlie and meI've been sans camera all week, and it pained me not to be able to take photos of my baby girl. My new (refurbished, actually) Kodak EasyShare C613 is on its way from the Overstock.com warehouse. I am so proud of myself because I didn't charge it to a credit card or raid our savings to buy it. I raised the money by having a yard sale last Saturday. It was thrown together at the last minute, but I sold $54 worth of stuff to replace our camera. Hooray! Now for what you came for:
  • Marlie had her two-month check-up on Monday. I asked about the wheezing sounds. Her pediatrician said her lungs are all clear, just some nasal congestion (boogies) and advised we continue using the humidifier. Damon and I placed a friendly wager on her weight. I said she'd be 10 lbs. 9 oz. He guessed 11 lbs. 3 oz. She weighs 10 lbs. 5 oz. and is 22 inches long. I won!
  • Some days she is a perfect angel...eats, plays, and sleeps like clockwork. Other days she is a force to be reckoned with...fusses and fights sleep. But I can always count on her to be the model baby when we go out. People will comment on lucky I am to have such a good baby. It's mostly the truth, so I accept the compliment.
  • She has discovered three things this week. One is her hair, which she is now constantly pulling. Two is her reflection in the mirror. Three is her tongue, which she loves to stick out. See video evidence of 2 and 3 here.
  • She is starting to sleep longer at night and wakes up only once to nurse. This is good and bad. Good because we both get more sleep. Bad because I get so engorged while I am asleep. I have already advised Damon to where a raincoat to bed, LOL! I have a pair of heavy, sore boobs in the morning and used to wait for Marlie to wake up to nurse so I can get some relief. Once, I was so full that I squirted poor Marlie in the face during an early morning feeding. Now I am pumping and freezing my morning milk to store in a deep freezer for mixing with her rice cereal because it's richer in antibodies than the milk I will produce later. I got this tip from Mamapedia.
  • When wakes up she does the cutest two-armed stretch and arches her back just like a pussycat!


Betty Manousos said...

Oh , I can picture the last paragraph.
Sooo sweet!
She is a cuttie! I missed her pics.
You two look great.
Have a wonderful weekend
hugs hugs (To both of you)

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

Wow she really wanted the camera, so cute!

Your body *should* adjust to her schedule...I remember how uncomfortable that can be.

Abby came out of the womb with her tongue sticking out and now at almost 2 she still does it when she is concentrating. And when she says "bread". No idea why but it's funny to watch and listen to.

I love baby stretches!!!!

I can't believe it's 9 weeks already!

Sara said...

Okay so I just NOW discovered your sweet blog and it just put smiles on my face to see you have a new little baby.


Oh, and Kudos to you for the yardsale. We're all about the budget lately so I can SO sympathize with you. I'd go crazy without my camera too ESPECIALLY for a new baby.

Have a great weekend!

Brandy said...

Congrats on the new camera! I also love that you are comparing Marlie's AM stretch to a pussy cat!!! We should do lunch soon.

Radical Selfie said...

Okay, the pussycat stretch used to make me baawl, not cry, but baawl, b/c it is so heart-warming!!!!!! Long live the Marlie/Marleys!!! LOL!

And go on witchya bad self, raising cold, hard cash for your "toys"! That's excellent, Mommy!

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