Thought I would send through an update on what we've been doing, etc. and thought anyone else that's around could do the same if they want. Sort of an informal check in.
I've been back to work for a week now and it's been going ok. Our nanny is amazing. She texts me all day to keep me updated on what's going on, funny stuff the kids are doing. She also sends me pictures which are a good pick me up. Work itself is fine. When I'm there I'm busy, happy to be interacting with grownups, etc. But, when I arrive home I realize that I've missed their entire day, and while they're happy and have had fun, I'm sad that it's not with me. I had a meltdown Friday night when I realized how much I'd missed and that this may be the rest of my life (unless we decide on a 3rd). I'm a bit better now but even typing this makes my heart feel heavy.
Colin has been doing amazing. He's learning so much now. He waves bye when we ask him to (we don't have to do the motion to get him to do it), he blows me a kiss goodbye in the morning (note: only me, no one else!), in general he is following instructions so much more and the nanny insists that he says "down" when she tells him to stop climbing something. He is such a good baby. No walking yet but I think it'll be in the next month. He walks ok while holding our hands but is still pretty drunk-like while doing so.
We went to the doctor for Colin's 1 year check up today. He weighed in at 22.6lbs (50th percentile) and 32 inches (90th percentile). I was pretty disappointed by his weight. He started out in the 90th percentile for weight and the last couple weigh ins has dropped. The doctor said it's not a worry and that he's just more active and it's the transition to real food vs. purees. She also said it's not uncommon for bf babies to start out high and then drop when solids are introduced (that's the first time I've heard that though). I guess I prided myself on having a big baby (especially after having such a peanut the first time) and I was hoping he'd stay big (it's cool when people are always commenting what a big baby he is). But, he's healthy, happy, etc. He had 3 shots and he cried for them but I bribed him with a cheese string and he was fine afterwards. No drugs or anything were required (for either of us!)
Finally, please wish me luck as I am headed to a wedding for DH's cousin on Friday....6 hours from here and am driving with the 2 kids and my MIL. DH is off to a NASCAR race with my father and somehow I ended up going to the wedding anyways. I'm not sure what I was on when I agreed to this, and the reality started setting in last week. My MIL and I have a fine relationship but she definitely drives me crazy fairly often. I'm hoping I don't kill her this weekend...it's a definite possiblity though.
Anyways, I always end up being WAY more long winded that I planned but there you go. What has everyone else been up to?