Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I see a lot of store-bought Halloween costumes in this child's future.
Now on to the stats!
Weight: 13 lbs, 14 ounces (70th percentile)
Height: 25.5 inches (95th percentile)
As the months go by, Cavin is showing his personality more and more. Mike and I couldn't of asked for a sweeter, more laid-back baby. During his third month of life, Cavin found his toes, has become obsessed with standing (with the help of one of us of course), started smiling a lot more, and even giggled! At about 2.5 months, he rolled over from his front to back for the first time! He has also started becoming a lot more verbal - making a lot of sounds and perfecting his voice. It won't be too long before he starts asking his grandparents for cookies.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
On my first day back my co-worker asked me "How does it feel having everything back to normal again?" Oh how this question still makes me chuckle inside.
Normal. Hmmmm....I can honestly say my life will never be what it was before April 20th, 2009...and I've never been more grateful for that. 'Normal' before baby consisted of long work days followed by happy hour, catching up on my celebrity gossip on the bart ride home, dinner with Mike, playing with the dogs, catching up on my favorite tv shows, an early bedtime, and a full night's sleep.
Now, 'normal' means shorter work days with the same amount of work load and increased breaks to pump twice a day, work on the bart ride home, feed Cavin, play with Cavin, bathe Cavin, put Cavin to bed, late dinner while preparing bottles for the next day, logon to my computer to finish up some work from the day, pump before bed, clean my pump supplies, and go to bed late, wake up at 3am to feed Cavin (and lately we are up for another hour afterwards b/c someone is obsessed with rolling around in his crib instead of sleeping), and wake at 5:45am for the day.
Our definition of 'normal' is no where near what it was pre-baby and I wouldn't have it any other way. 'Normal' now is hearing the first rustle of my baby's movement through the monitor in the morning, rushing into his room to watch him wake up and take in the morning, standing there anxiously awaiting for him to notice me, and when he does, being on the receiving end of that enormous gummy smile that says "good morning mommy!". That's a 'normal' I'll trade in a full night's sleep for any day.
Mom and I made it to the half marathon sign on the first day!
Me at Mile 16!
Mom at Mile 16!
Avon Walk: Day Two
Sy, Karen, and Cavin - After taking this picture, Karen asked "Does Cavin look like our kid?" Funny Karen!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the words of encouragement, good thoughts, and support from all of you! A special thanks goes to those of you who made monetary contributions to our cause so that we can raise awareness for this awful disease and so that my mom and I could spend a fun weekend together walking the streets of the bay area.
Suzanne and Wade Clerkin
Amy and Chris Ratterree