April 27 2010
Welcome to the world Jade! It's been a long almost three weeks since your timely arrival and i have to admit, I'm tired and sore but couldn't be happier! Daddy played hooky from work today since they didn't give him sick time while we were in the hospital, and he is spending the day with us for a three day weekend!!! Right now you are curled up on his chest past out fast asleep and I am enjoying some 'me' time. Figured now was a good a time as any to start the next journal for you. well, you mangled my sacroiliac joint, I pulled all the muscles in my shoulder and twisted the muscles in my neck getting you here, but you were worth it and came out so fast i can't really complain, not that it stopped me that first week. the chiro got mommy all fixed up and with a good bra permanently attached we are back to normal, off the advil and tylenol and working on getting some semblance of a schedule figured out. so far you seem to have a weird sense of timing, it seems like you sleep all day but when i wrote it out to see, you do these weird 3 hours up equals three hours down, one hour up equals one hour down, so i guess i can use that, however long you sleep for, expect to have you up for that long. it's only the midnight (2:30am today) awakes that are really hard on me right now, i'm very much a day person and my poor mommy brain isn't grasping that it's possible be awake and coherent when it's still dark out! we'll get it figured out eventually! took you out for your first mall and bus trip with just me yest. very proud of myself as we managed two stores, booked your 2mon shots, got groceries and made it home without any issues!! it helps that you sleep like a rock in your carseat! just to have it somewhere safe here is a list of your firsts so far, remember that you are only 2weeks and 4 days at this point!
April 9 - your birthday!!
April 10 - went to grandad's to show you off then went home!
April 13 - lost your cord
April 14 - 1st bus ride (you slept the whole time!)
- first manicure (had to file cause we're not supposed to clip right away due to skin still all the way across nails)
April 21 - first chiropractic adjustment, your right side of neck was out a little, doc just did a little massage to fix and you started sleeping better and holding your neck better!
April 21 - 2 week check up with gp, back up to birth weight and doing great!
April 24 - 1st deep bath/swimming, you smiled and kicked and splashed while holding daddy's hand and looking at him (i was in the bath holding you)
April 25 - went to granddad's for native feast to honour late grandparents, tons of ppl, lots of noise, beautiful day out. got lots of fresh air and slept through the whole thing, we were there for 5 hours!
April 26 - i took you out by myself for the first time, we both did great!
April 26 - 1st shower, had another bath and you pooped in the tub so we had to shower off after, you seemed to like it more than the bath!
love you so much Jade, thank you for being you!