It’s been a while since my last entry because we’ve had a lot going on! Last week was incredibly busy, relatively speaking. If you compared last week to a week from 2009 BC (before child) then it would look horribly boring and uneventful. But since we are now living in the golden age of 2009 AD (after delivery) the few events of last week meant we constantly had something to do.
Last weekend was my post-baby baby shower hosted by my mom with the main attendees being her entire side of the family. Literally, everyone. Two grandparents, two aunts, two uncles, four cousins, two sisters, one sister’s boyfriend, one mom, one dad, one husband and one 6-week-old baby. I’ll let your imagination do the math. It was wonderful getting to see everyone and introduce Adelaide to the family I grew up with, but at the same time, so exhausting.
Knowing what the weekend held in store for us, Matt and I decided to treat each other to a “day off”. It sounds silly, since neither of us are working, that we should need a day off, but this parenting thing is hard! And a day off was sooooo welcomed.
My day off was on Tuesday and it started with an amazing mani/pedi at 11AM. The nail salon I frequent just went through a major renovation and this was my first time experiencing the new interior. My pedicure was speckled with fun conversation from the shop owner, Jill who has a 2 year-old, my pedicurist Phen who has a 6 month old, and the gal in the chair next to me who was 8 months pregnant. I had a blast exchanging stories with these women who were all in different stages of new-motherhood.
After the mani/pedi I went home to give Matt a quick break before heading out the door for my last and final doctor’s appointment. And after the doctor’s appointment I headed downtown to Urban Waxx for a bikini wax. By the time the wax was done it was 5pm and my “day off” was complete.
The following day, Wednesday, was Matt’s day off. His desires were much more simple than mine—he requested some peace and quiet. So that morning after Adelaide’s 9AM feeding, she and I got dressed and headed over to my parent’s for the day. Matt got to sleep in, enjoy a quiet home, run some errands by himself and finish some projects he had in progress. Meanwhile, my mom and Stacy got to enjoy some baby time, and nearly completely relieved me of my baby duties. It turned out to be a good day for everyone!
Then on Thursday we had an appointment at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to get an ultrasound of Adelaide’s hip joints. Apparently, the three conditions that most typically lead to hip dysplasia are if your baby is a first-born, a girl and breech. We had the magic trilogy so our pediatrician was watching her development carefully for any signs.
The appointment was at 1 and we were done at 1:15. How crazy is that!? We were all prepared for a total meltdown but she was a perfect angel for the entire procedure! Then, to make our day even better, we got a phone call from her pediatrician (who works at a totally different office on the other side of town from Doernbecher’s) 5 minutes after leaving the hospital to let us know that her ultrasounds looked great and perfectly normal. What awesome service! I have been very impressed with the staff at our pediatrician’s office and Doernbecher’s as a whole. VERY IMPRESSED!
Then on Friday all of the long distance visitors were in town, so we joined them at my parent’s house for dinner and some baby holding. Adelaide was such a doll all weekend! She didn’t fuss much at all and she was very nice about letting everyone hold her. She handled it better than I did!
The shower was on Saturday and in addition to my family that was in town, we were also joined by my long time friend Brynn, her mom Vic, another long time friend Carolyn, as well as my cousin Brooks, his wife Heather and their 3 month old, Brooks Junior. I LOVED seeing everyone! And it was such a blast to have Brooks Jr. there. It was amazing to see the difference between Adelaide and Brooks. They’re only a few weeks apart in age, but they are miles apart in development. Brooks can sit up on his own, hold his head up, and smile and play with people. I loved getting to hold him and see what a three-month-old can be like. It made me so super excited for when Adelaide starts playing with us. It’s gonna be great!! Brooks and Heather are terrific parents and they have such a great little boy!!
The weekend ended and family went home and we went back to life as usual!
Adelaide has made some leaps and bounds in her development so stay tuned for videos, pictures and stories!