Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Our Growing Girl

I took baby girl in for her two month appointment yesterday. She had to get 4 shots and one oral vaccine. Poor girl. She weighs in at 9lbs 15oz, which puts her in the 23rd percentile. Her head circumference is 14.75, which puts her in the 17th percentile (yes she has a small head but it is proportioned right with her body). And her height is 23 1/2 inches, which puts her in the 86th percentile! Our baby girl just grows long! She is definitely going to be a tall one! Some fun facts about our baby girl:

*She LOVES her blankie! If she is upset, you put it next to her face and it almost immediately calms her down. If she is tired you tuck it under her head and she is asleep in no time.

* She has a very strong neck and loves to be sitting up and facing out. She apparently thinks she is going to miss out on things and doesn't want to be left out. Often times we sit her in the stroller (see pic below) and she is completely content.

*She loves her carseat and going for walks. This also calms her down and often puts her to sleep. And she often sleeps with her mouth open haha such a cute face!

I cannot believe that she is already 2 months old! She is definitely growing too fast! But is so fun and such a happy baby!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I don't know why but for some reason today as I drove home from work I got this overwhelming feeling of excitement. Excited for this deployment to be over. Excited to have my family whole again. Excited to not have to spend every holiday and anniversary apart. Excited to finally get our life back to semi-normal. Excited to not have to carry my phone with me everywhere. Excited to not have to answer the question "when will your husband be home." Excited to have date nights again. Excited to be able to call my husband on the phone. Excited to share every moment of our baby girls life again. Excited to go to church together. Excited to be able to share my ups and downs and excitements with my husband the day they happen. Excited for family vacations. Excited to hang with friends again. Excited to not be the odd one out. Excited to not have to stand in line at the post office forever to send out a package. Excited to be able to buy my husband real presents instead of just food, things that won't melt or spoil, and things that won't get in his way and he will just end up sending home. Excited to just sit on the couch and watch TV with him. Excited for baby girl to have a dad again. Excited to see him interact with her. Excited for the spontaneous lunch dates, and flowers. Excited to not have to sleep alone. Excited to have my handyman back. Excited to not have to worry that every time I talk to him could be the last. Mostly I am excited to have my best friend/husband home and safe, to be able to share our lives together in the same state. Excited for this moment:

We still have a few months left in this deployment, but by all means I am ready for homecoming. I wish I could put into words the feeling of seeing your spouse for the first time after a long separation where phone calls were few and far between, video chatting was sparse because of stupid internet and when you long for that bear hug. The rush of feelings that you get when you see your spouse walk off that bus is indescribable. It's like the first kiss all over again. I cannot wait for that moment. It is so special and one that I will never forget. Come on homecoming! I am ready for you!