Sunday, October 18, 2009

Creatures of the Night

I am starting to think early Fall is the ideal time to have a baby. With all the Halloween hoopla and talk of creatures of the night, Michael Perry and I feel right at home. We are up with the bats and the werewolves. And like Dracula, Michael Perry searches throughout the night for a woman to host his next meal - though his search is to me, his drink of choice is milk, and his cape is a burp cloth. And with my lack of sleep right now, I'm sure those around me could describe me as a witch (or a similar word starting with "b"). We have fully embraced the Halloween spirit!!!

The the Halloween season also means Michael Perry is one month old. It is hard to believe that a month has passed. He is doing fantastic. He had his check up and weighed in at 8 lbs., 5 oz. To you, it may not sound like much. To us, it is huge. He was only 5 lbs., 9 oz. the day he came home from the hospital. All those nighttime feedings are doing the trick.

And when the little guy isn't feeding, he is doing all the things a newborn should. He is dirtying plenty of diapers, growing like a weed, checking out the world around him, and getting more active every day. He even, amazingly, rolled over at only 3 weeks old. Now that he weighs a little more, he seems to have lost that skill. Jaley was the same way - rolled over incredibly early - then didn't do it again for over a month.

As for me, I am feeling better and better.
While I still have pain, I am back to my old self (except those pregnancy pounds). I am out of bed and back to exercise. I am running the house and carpooling the kids. I am even back to laundry and house cleaning - though I didn't much miss those. I have an appointment with a pelvic pain specialist in two weeks, and from there we will figure out where my treatment goes. However, there are no complaints from me. If this is as good as it gets, it is plenty good enough for me.

And not to exclude the rest of the family, the girls and Scott are doing fantastic, too. Sarah is winding down the soccer season. Jaley is starting art classes next week. And by the time you read this, the new product line on which Scott has been working for 5 years will have launched to customers. Like I said, life is plenty good enough for me.

That is life in the stroller lane. Lots of love.

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