Tuesday, February 24, 2009

itty bitty girl


Yesterday was Madison's two month check-up, and she also got her shots...poor baby girl. She only gained 1 pound (she should have gained at least two), so we are going to give her extra concentrated formula and see if that does the trick. Everything else is perfect. She is so aware of her surroundings now. She smiles, sticks out her tongue, and even coos is she's in a really good mood. She fusses a lot, but she's still cute even when she's screaming her head off. Here are her stats for this month:

weight 9 lbs 2 oz 10th percentile

height 23 inches 50th percentile

head circumference 25th percentile


I have been a bit scattered lately. Maddi woke up three times last night, and when it felt like I'd just finally fallen asleep, Sean's alarm went off which woke Maddi up again. So when I went to wake Drew up for school, I was little more than a walking zombie. Between feeding Maddi, throwing lunch together, arguing over which pants to wear, counting change out of the coin jar for the book fair, and confirming that we do indeed brush our teeth every single morning, 30 minutes just disappeared! We were late and I was throwing kids and bags in the car and praying that we'd get there on time so I wouldn't have to go sign Drew in wearing my pajamas and carrying a screaming baby on my hip. So as we are sitting in traffic and I'm pleading with time as if the universe will slow just to prevent me from experiencing a little PJ humiliation, Drew looks at me with a quivering lip and says, "Mom, I'm hungry...why didn't you get me any breakfast this morning?" Dang it!!! So my poor baby boy went to school with a growling tummy, disappointed in his mother's inability to be super-mom. Who am I kidding? Feeding your child is a necessity not a super power. It's like second on the list of mothering responsibilities... under #1 - Give birth. Oh well, he made it through the day as did I, and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day or at least one that includes all three meals.

7 comments:

Cari said...

I was saying AMEN! to myself all during this post. I so feel for you. You just don't seem to be able to catch a break and yet you seem to smile the whole way through it. Even if you don't think you are a supermom (which, judging by what a fabulous kid Drew has turned out to be, you are!), you are definitely SUPERWOMAN!

Mandy said...

If you have missed one meal throughout Drew's entire life, you're doing great! Aaron and I still look at each other on some days and ask if we or the kids have eaten three meals - the worst part, sometimes we can't even remember! Things will calm down and get a little bit easier - in the meantime, just be easy on yourself!

Beth said...

You aren't the only one forgetting stuff, don't feel bad! Addie only had two meals today too, unless you count a few handfuls of teddy grahams a meal! It happens to all of us! :)

Mary said...

Oh Amanda! I second what everyone has already said. Sometimes I wonder how Beth, Jacob and Emma have made it to celebrate another birthday with me as their mother! :) But they do. You are doing a fantastic job.

Clarissa and Matt said...

Ah! I love that John Legend song! : )

Sandy said...

She is the cutest itty bitty girl! Couldn't help but smile at your blog! Sounds oh so familier. We've all done it a time or two, or three! I don't think my boys were too deprived though!!he hee

Becki said...

I feel like I could caopy and paste this entire entry on my blog and be completey accurate! You are such a good mommy! I hope this weeks going smoother. Mornings are the hardest for me too. If my kids didn't have opinions it would be a lot easier, but I suppose that wouldn't be fair to them huh?