Sorry I have not posted for awhile, life has been hectic. We just moved back into our house. We had been staying w/ MIL right before Katie was born and the three months after. We were hoping to sell our home during that time, so we figured it would be easier if we weren't there and worrying about getting me, the dogs and Katie our for any showings. Well, the market is so bad, we don't have a chance to sell. The comparables in the neighborhood are around $165,000.00 less than what we paid three years ago. So, we can't sell for near what we owe, so we have to make it work. It is hard, because we did split the mortgage with my mother, but since she passed last May, it has been harderI didn't think that I could stay there anyway because it hurt so bad to be there without her, but I am doing better now. I can't believe she will never hold Katie. She did know I was pregnant when she passed, so that is good. Sometimes Katie will look up in mid air and smile and I swear Mom is talking to her.
I just came back to work Monday, which stinks. I had 13 weeks off paid, a very nice benefit of my Company. One of the few good benefits. While I was off, we found out they cut our sick days down from 12 to 6. I work in the mortgage industry, so I have to just thankful to have a job.
Katie has been at daycare for the first time this week. I did cry the first day quite a few times. At 4:00, I am like "I am out of here"! The daycare lady is very nice and is taking good care of her, so I am thankful I found her.
Katie turned 3 months old yesterday. She probably weighs somewhere in the 12 lb range. When she had her 2 month check, she weighed 11 lbs 3 oz (50%), 23 1/4" long (85%) and head was in the 50%. They measured only a 1/4" height growth between 1 month and 2, but they must have measured wrong at 1 month. She was born 20.5" and 23" at 1 month and 23 1/4" at 2 months. But she grew out of many clothes between 1 month and 2 lengthwise, so doctor and I think they measured generously at 1 month.
She loves to smile and has started to laugh. She tries to talk all the time. She just really noticed one of the dogs the other day, she just started laughing at her. She does not use her hand too much yet, but she has been rubbing her eyes. Not sure when she will start playing w/ toys with her hands. Doctor told me they bat around at 4 months and grab usually at 5 months. I am trying not to read the what to expect each week, because I find myself worrying about what she is doing and all children are different.
Katie sleeps from 10:30 at night until 6:00 and I have to wake her then to feed her and get her ready for daycare. I can't ask for more than that. We feed her 6 oz five times a day, but she doesn't always eat that much. Sometimes it is 5 or 5 1/2 oz. Last night, she was so sleepy, she only ate 3 oz and I thought for sure she would wake up in the middle of the night hungry, but she didn't. I have a video monitor in our room. At MIL, she slept in cradle in our room, now at our house she is in her crib in her room. I leave sound on all night, and with her floppy voicebox, I do hear her most times, but I think the noisiness is starting to go away. When I can't hear anything, I turn on picture and will see her chest going up and down, so I can go back to sleep.
RIO - great news about your bean's neck. I don't blame you for having him with you and just feeding him in your bed, that seems so much more convenient. I never got my milk, so BF was not in the cards for me. I am glad you heard from Misty, I thought the worst as well. How are things with your SD?
SUGA - I bet it was hard to let Brooke and Mackenzie cry. You are brave, glad it is working out. I often wonder if I could have handled twins, you must certainly have your hands full, but you handle it great.
SASSY - I followed your story from the start, and I am glad things are going well. I can't even imagine triplets, you are amazing.
GECKO - Sorry everyone was sick, hopefully you all are feeling better. I got stomach flu about four weeks after I had Katie and my DH got it too. My MIL had to take charge of Katie for a day and a half. I felt so bad, I couldn't even hold her and we didn't want her to catch it. Luckily, she didn't.
LOOPIE - Are we ever getting warm weather, I am so tired of being cold. We moved out of my MIL's in Olney one day before she got a foot of snow. We only got a dusting at our house. Can't wait to get together with you and your little one.
JOMAE - Hope everything gets settled with the lactose test soon, so you can just know what you need to in regards to feeding Katie. It is hard when you are waiting to know.
WEEZIE - Sorry it has been so hard for you. I hope the attorney general gets things settled soon. You have had it rough with your DH's ex for so long.
CORNY - Glad Abby is doing so well after her surgery, she is getting so big.
I should be able to post more often now that I am back at work and have more access to a computer.
Hope all is well with everyone.
TTC 3 1/2 YEARS
ME - 41/ DH - 39
First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
Katie born 12/4/08