We had our first appointment with our new doctor on Tuesday, 3.17.09. WE LOVE HIM!! She was 11 pounds, 4 ounces and 22 1/4 inches long. Both fell in the 50th percentile!! Her head measured at 15 3/4 and fell in the 50-75th percentile. He could hear her heart murmur but feels that we are okay. The hole in her heart is 3 to 4 mm wide so it is not too big. If he still hears it at her 4 month checkup then we will visit with the cardiologist. HOPEFULLY it closes up and we are in the clear. Dr. Foster said she is a "PERFECT" baby girl and we've got a keeper.
Latest activities are...
Blowing milk bubbles Standing on her legs (LOVES this) Trying to find her thumb to suck on...too cute Following Mommy & Daddy's every move (She could stare at us all day, and vice versa) Playing Paci Wars Smiling and Cooing all day Enjoying Baby Einstein DVD and Playmat Grabbing at objects in front of her
Wow. Time flies by! Ryleigh is 2 months on Monday. We spent today getting things for her "Birthday" outfit. It is going to be so cute. A little hint: St. Patty's Day. :) Pictures will be posted on Monday. We go to her 2 month checkup on Tuesday with her new Pediatrician, Dr. Foster. We have heard wonderful things about him. We did not care for her previous Pediatrician nor their clinic so we have decided to move. Hopefully we will learn more about her heart problems, sickle cell trait, belly aches and we think she has some ear drainage.
Other than that she is a healthy baby...growing more and more every day. I think she is about 14 lbs already. Her eyes are so blue and turning brighter as we speak. Her hair is lightening to more blonde and she smiles ALL the time. She makes so many noises and loves Baby Einstein mat. The only complaint mommy has is "Paci Wars". She doesnt realize that is her friend and how to keep it in her mouth. We go back and forth all the time. She started sleeping in her crib last night :( And I woke up (After 8 hours :) ) to find her sideways. She squirms so much. We got a new full body positioner today so maybe that will help. I miss hearing all her grunts and meeps at night but I slept like a BABY! I didnt even hear her at all. Which I suppose is good but kind of scary.
On the mommy front...WE ARE BACK! in the gym. Attended my first cardio blast class today...Holy cow. Lots of work to do.
Stay tuned for more updates on Monday and the cutest pics you have ever seen!
Today was a beautiful day and...a sad day too. I packed up all of Ryleigh Kate's newborn clothes and newborn diapers that are too small. Makes me sad already. I don't want her to grow. She fits perfect on my chest and in my arms. We went for a walk and enjoyed the day. My tulips have bloomed!! Everything is growing!
I wanted to start this blog for my first baby girl so that all her family and friends could follow my journey of her pregnancy as well as keep everyone up to date on her growth and milestones. I am beyond excited about being a new Mom to Ryleigh Kate and just pray everyday that Kyle and I will be great examples of unconditional love, keep her healthy and safe and raise her in a way that she never doubts her parents support her and adore her more everyday.