Sunday, February 10, 2013

Four Months Old

12/23/2012 turned three months old
Once again, I have let too much time pass before posting an update.

Truth be told, I spend all day at work thinking about my family, so once I get home I try to focus my attention on Big J and Little J, and once she goes down for bed I scurry around getting my chores done.

Life is so sweet.

We have worked out the complicated tango of daycare and working and school. We had an amazing friend come to the rescue and watch Juliet while we figured out a long-term solution. Kara, you are an angel.

Luckily, things have worked out well. Jed watches Juliet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I come home and we trade off, and he goes to work. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jed has school/work alll day (literally 7am-11pm), so Juliet goes to a home daycare (we know the family that runs it, and it is only a couple of miles away, so it is a good situation).

Three months old
When we found out we would be expecting, I always felt the spirit tell me that the daycare situation would work itself out and not to stress out about it. I'm glad I listened because the Lord has blessed us for taking on the roles of parenthood.

Juliet turned four months old on the 23rd. I cannot believe how fast time flies! She is such a joy. She is now eating (and loving) cereal. She LOVES standing, and can usually stand for a few minutes with the support of the couch. She is also sitting up without support for a few minutes at a time. She started rolling over from back to front around three months.

1/23/2013 She's pretty serious about turning four months old
She loves playing with toys, grabbing, chewing, spinning around on her playmat, and showing her cute dimples. She is jabbering a lot, unless she is around a lot of people. I think she's kind of shy-- or just a people watcher like her mom. Her hair is growing and turning blonde, and everyone comments on how adorable she is. I have to agree.

Even when she gets fussy (which is not too often), I ALWAYS feel blessed to have her in my life. I do not take motherhood for granted, and I know it if a blessing that not everyone gets to enjoy so easily. Jed and I are still having a kissing competition, and we both still think we are the winners. I tell her I love her 1,000 times a day and it never seems like enough.

Four Months
For those of you who will be having babies soon, here is some advice: Pay attention to the direction your baby is looking when she is lying down. During Juliet's first two months, she was ALWAYS looks to the right. Being a new mom, I was so focused on everything else, that I didn't even notice. Now, the back right side of her head is flat! We saw a specialist last week, who told us that she is within helmet range. We are working on some positioning exercises so hopefully her head will even out on its own and we won't have to drop a couple grand on a helmet.

Even though I was excited and ready to have a baby, I figured it would turn my world upside down. But honestly, I feel like my world is finally rightside up. It feels right. It feels good.

 Obviously being a working mom has its challenges, but I know I am doing what is right for my family right now. It doesn't make me less of a mom or disconnected from Juliet at all. When I pick her up from daycare, she instantly starts flailing her arms and smiling so big when she sees me. She loves me and her dad so much, and it is a confirmation to me that everything is perfectly fine the way it is.


Lindsay Anne said...

I am so happy for you Adrianne! You and Bon both give me comfort that working and mom-ing can work together

Lindsay Anne said...

I am so happy for you Adrianne! You and Bon both give me comfort that working and mom-ing can work together

Casi Bludorn said...

I love your cute little baby! And I love that you love being her mom!

Erika said...

Awww this post is all about my cute family :) Juliet is soooo cute and I'm glad everything has worked out with you guys and the tango :) Life is GOOD and being parents is the BEST! Can't wait to see you soon!