2 months old

Calli is two months old (truth be told she is actually 10 weeks). I've been slacking on writing this post because she has been keeping me busy, as has my hubby.
This is our week off together to help hubby figure out the schedule and in true Campbell fashion, hasn't worked out one bit. Oh well. I throw him to the Calli wolf come Monday, ready or not. Although are we ever truly ready? I wasn't!
Here are the Calli stats! She weighs 12 lbs 14 oz and is 24 inches long! She is in the 95th percentile for both height and weight. She had to get her first shots at this last appointment and she did great. There were some tears and some sobbing but you couldn't tell if it was me or her. We both cried a bit. She didn't get a fever but she was MISERABLE. So we ended up giving her some acetaminophen to help her out. I didn't like it one bit, especially the part where she was miserable. She is generally such a good and happy baby that when she does finally scream and cry it is just terrible and worrisome. But we got through it and she was back to her happy self.
Calli likes to smile and coo. She especially likes to do this when she is being changed or fresh from a bath. She loves to suck on her fists and talk to her friends on the activity mat and in the lamb chair. She hasn't laughed yet but I think she is trying to. Lately (I hate to even write about it in case I jinx us) she has been sleeping an average of 6 hours a night. I'm constantly surprised and continue to check on her throughout the night. She also is falling into a great routine and schedule.

Thats all for now.


Random thoughts and musings

  • People who say that you should pump or breast feed in a bathroom or worse yet bathroom stall have not done it nor do they understand the mechanics of it. 
  • Every time I sit down to eat baby girl fusses to be fed or picked up and I have a feeling this does not end for a long time. 
  • My car is in the shop again. Hubby's was there last week. Will it ever end. I feel like I'm making daycare payments to the mechanic. Also means that I am stuck at home! UGH!!!!!
  • Sleep is so much more important that I ever before realized. We celebrate when baby girl sleeps more than a 4 hour stretch. The other night it was 7 and I felt like a new woman.
  • I have a week and a half to go on my maternity leave. That makes me so nervous... and sad. Means baby girl is growing up.
  • There isn't really anything that was a huge surprise to me about having a baby... except for the magnitude of love that you can feel and have for another human being. I thought that I knew what love was... what did I know!
  • Why is it that we pine for the nice weather, and then as soon as it gets here we sit inside in the A/C all day?
  • Why won't she take the bottle now?



What's up?

  • 8 weeks. Calliope is 8 weeks old. She likes to smile and stare at her toys on the activity mat and in her lamby chair. She is sleeping 6 hours in a stretch at night. She loves the black and white images that I taped up next to her changing tables. In 2 weeks we will go for her 2 month appointment and I will update her stats. 
  • I am going back to work July 1. A little over two weeks. Originally I hoped to stay home for 12 weeks, but hubby will be done with school next week so we decided to stay home together for a week and then he will take over. I will take over again when he goes on tour so that will make up for the 2 weeks. I am sad but really happy at the same time. We feel really lucky that we haven't had to go to daycare yet and that daddy gets to stay home with her for the summer.
  • It has been raining forEVER!!! It feels that way anyway. I am waterloaded. We can't go for walks and that stinks. I might try walking the mall if this doesn't let up, although we are supposed to have a nice weekend. 
  • My favorite thing these days is snuggling with my girl. She loves to cuddle up.
  • I am really excited about the summer and the walks and the weekend trips and all the possibilities.
  • One of my BFF's is going through some pretty rough times right now and my heart breaks for her. My other BFF is coming for a visit today and I CAN'T WAIT!!!
  • Sunday is Father's Day.... don't know where to begin for hubby! He has pretty much everything he wants. I was thinking of getting him a carvel cake... fudgy the whale!!
  • We are considering going to the cape for a weekend in August! Would be our first family trip. hmm.... Any pointers? Definite musts or must nots?
  • I've lost some weight beyond the baby weight and now my clothes don't fit. Ugh. Headed back to work and need some new duds. I don't know where to begin other than my own closet. I'm going to try to get some stuff next week. Starting with a pair of nice summer shoes and a skirt.
  • All this rain! It's almost enough to put the heat on. Hate that I just wrote that.
Ciao for now!


Night Owl

Feeding Calli in the middle of the night is not easy. Getting up every three hours on demand to change, feed, burp and put back to sleep takes about 45 minutes or sometimes longer.
But then there are nights like tonight... Calli ate at 9pm, went right down, slept until 3:40am. When she woke up to eat she had the biggest smile for me. She ate quickly and fell asleep in my arms with a grin on her face. Love that little face.
We've been giving her a bath every night and it puts her out for at least 5 hours or almost 7 like tonight.

Back to bed!