Thursday, September 27, 2012

We've Got a Roller

This week during tummy time we have been working on rolling over with a little help from mom/dad.  We would just ever so gently give her a nudge to help get her to her side and then she would finish the rest. 

When she got home from daycare this evening, she was in a great mood!  I decided lets do some tummy time.  She was doing great holding her head up, so I thought lets work on rolling over.  I just barely nudged her going from tummy to back.  Then we went back to tummy.  Then she went to her back all by herself.  Eric and I were both there to witness this milestone.  I immediately grabbed the camera to record it.

Rolling Over: 9/27/12 
8 weeks 3 days

Sunday, September 23, 2012

What's Cookin in the Kitchen

This week we are getting back into P90X diet and workout now that I'm done with working 12 hr shifts. I ran twice this past week, so it's time to ease into the weight training. We will see how it goes.

Monday: salmon with lemon dill sauce, asparagus, wild rice and roasted red pepper soup

Tuesday: turkey & gravy, great beans

Wednesday: Tilapia with pesto sauce, wild rice, zucchini

Thursday: Chicken breast, quinoa, snap peas

Friday: date night

Saturday: breakfast date
Lunch: turkey burger
Beef & broccoli stir fry

Sunday: turkey bacon egg white scramble
Lunch: ?
Dinner: lemon garlic chicken , wild rice & butternut squash soup

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Many Faces of Alexis

Alexis is really starting to interact with us and make faces while we talk to her.  It is so much fun!!!  We are even starting to get some ooohs and coos.  Enjoy some of the many faces she makes :)

Our First Sick Doctor's Visit

So Alexis had her first doctor's appointment today that wasn't a well visit. :(

Off and on for the past 2 weeks one of the fat creases in her neck has been irritated.  I originally thought it was just from milk dripping down into the crease.  When I first noticed it, I started wiping her neck down after every feeding.  Then on Sunday I noticed it was beefy red and somewhat puffy.  It had somewhat of an odor, so I thought it was a yeast infection.

Thanks to a wonderful family physician I know, she told me it was ok to use an over the counter anti-fungal.  (Thank you Dr. P)  I used it twice yesterday and again this morning.  It was still pretty red this morning and she acted like it was bothering her.  I decided to go ahead and put a call into the pediatrician.

Sure enough, it was a yeast infection.  We got a prescription anti-fungal, and I was told to mix 50-50 with some cortisone cream to help with the inflammation three times a day.  I put some on her around 4 this afternoon once we got home, and at 8 after her evening feed it already looked a little less inflamed. Poor little girl!

Night Shifts

As part of my ER rotation, I have to work 4 night shifts (7p-7a). I chose to work Friday and Saturday nights, that way Eric doesn't have to work the next day. This past saturday was my last night shift. Woohoo!

So Eric sends me texts and keeps me posted on how the nights are going; ie. when she gets up to eat and that she is back down asleep. He did a great job flying solo. Not only did he have to get up with her in the middle of the night but he had to take care of her during the day while I slept. These past two weekends were rough for the bough of us.

Well Saturday morning around 5 or so I get a text from Eric with this oh so cute picture.

While he was feeding her, she had a blowout poopy diaper that got all over him, on the couch, and on her.  Well after he cleaned everything up he was talking to her and asked why she pooped on daddy. she just started smiling. So he took a picture. She has been giving us a few social smiles, but this is the first time to catch it on camera :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

What's Cookin in the Kitchen

Monday: Chicken Marsala, Wild Rice & Salad

Tuesday: Meatball Subs & Coleslaw

Wednesday: Thai Grilled Shrimp, White Rice, Mango

Thursday: Left Overs

Friday: Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Bake

Saturday: Grilling Hot Dogs

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day at Daycare

Today was Alexis' first day at daycare.  Eric and I were fortunate enough to find an in home daycare that we liked just 15 minutes from our house on the way to work for Eric.  She only has 3 kids that she watches with the youngest being a 9 month old.    She had her one month doctor's appointment this afternoon, so we thought today would be a great introduction to daycare since it was just a half day. (it would also help ease mommy and daddy into daycare as well)

Just got to Daycare 
This little girl was just so excited to have a baby there.

Alexis with the lady that will be watching her.

We got there at 8:30 this morning.  She stayed awake for quite a bit and slept for about 45 minutes in the pack-n-play bassinet.  Then she took her entire 3 oz bottle.  Played some more and took a really good afternoon nap for a few hours.  She said she had to wake her at 2:45 to eat her second bottle.  (She said normally she doesn't wake a little one to eat, but she knew I was picking her up at 3 to go to the doctor.  She didn't want me to have a fussy hungry baby at the doctor's office.)

So the first day of daycare went really well. :)  For mommy on the other hand.  I think it went well while I was there dropping her off.  I really didn't want to leave.  I felt like I kept stalling asking questions or telling her stuff.  Then once I got in the car the tears just wouldn't stop.  Daddy will be dropping her off on Wednesday and Thursday.  Good luck!

Back to Work Already

Life as a medical student doesn't really allow for a maternity leave.  Alexis was born July 30th which I was technically still on my cardiology rotation.  I only missed 2 days of the rotation, so the school is allowing me to pass the rotation.  PHEW!!!  I was to start my next rotation on August 1st.  Luckily I scheduled a research month for August.  What that means is I was to use the month to finalize my big clinical research project I did during my fellowship.  This included analyzing the data and typing up my manuscript.  This is all something that could be done at home.  Well I didn't quite get it finished but shhh don't tell the school that. 

I had to schedule ER this month due to some scheduling conflicts for October.  The October rotation was to start September 24th.  With ER you are just required to get 15 shifts in.  Well that being said I had to go back to work on Saturday September 1st.  I was not excited to be leaving Alexis so soon. 

Eric's parents drove up for the holiday weekend which was nice to allow Eric to have some back up if he needed it with his first time being by himself with Alexis for more than an hour.  I had no doubt Eric would be fine, but it is just nice knowing there is help available if needed.  Eric did a great job sending me pictures through out the day while I was at work to help me out.  Here are some of the pictures Eric sent me while I was at work.  They all made me laugh and put a smile on my face.
The first picture I got that morning.  This is what she looked like when she woke up.  haha I just love this picture.  It's like she's saying "What?" with that arm up out of the swaddle. 
In the mamaroo taking a mid morning nap for daddy.

She got some new toys during a trip to Target.  The pink light is like a glow worm but it's a seahorse.  She loves it!

Laying on the bed talking with Daddy after getting up from a nap and diaper change.

Tummy Time!

Daddy was teaching her how to Box, "Bob and Weave"
That special moment when I got home and got to hold my baby girl.  I just cried!

It definitely was hard, but I am just that much closer to becoming a doctor.  :)