Saturday, January 26, 2008

In Memory of Miloh

It was one year ago that we lost our beloved dog, Miloh. He was diagnosed with lymphoma and only a few short days later was gone. We still miss him terribly. We miss the sound of him when he shook his entire body, his company in the room, and his love when he met us at the door.
We were very close at getting another greyhound in March of '07 but I wasn't able to replace Miloh, at least not yet. So we continue to be without a dog, maybe someday I'll be ready again. Now with Dru we can enjoy her sounds, her company and her love. Miloh would have been great with her.
For those of you with pets, give them a hug and kiss for us, in memory of Miloh.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Changes...harder on Mommy than Dru!

Last night Dru finally spent the night in her crib, though still in her moses basket. She did great and again slept through the night. I shouldn't doubt her because today we started the weaning process. She had a bottle of formula and drank it without a bit of trouble (except now a bib is required). Of course I cried. I realize there are many reasons we are weaning so that helps. Here is a pic of the event.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Two Months Old!

Dru turned 2 months old this week. I can't believe it! Part of me feels she's always been in my life and another part of me wonders where the time has gone. As you can see in the photo she has now found her fist as the most amazing thing. She stares at it and follows it as if she is waiting for it to do something spectacular. That usually happens when she hits herself in the face with it.

Our friend, Jamie, who is the donor who allowed us to be blessed with Dru visited this month. He thinks she is adorable and was excited to meet her. I will be putting pictures of him with Dru as well as baby pics of the 4 of us in a few weeks for those who are curious...

Today was her 2 month doctor visit. I knew it would be tough. I cried when the nurse said, "She'll be getting 3 shots today." I got myself together before the doctor came in and held it together while she actually got the shots. She got 2 in one thigh and 1 in the other. The fourth vaccine was a liquid given by mouth. I realize she won't remember this visit. The doctor said that even though she is looking at me while she is feeling the pain, she knows that it is the stranger in the room doing it. Even if that isn't exactly true, I'm going to hold on to that thought process.

I only have 2 full weeks left of maternity leave. I am not dreading it but it does seem like a dark cloud on the horizon. We have decided on the daycare center closest to our house. I really liked it, then when I took Julie to see it there were two things that confirmed my decision. In the infant room on the wall are wooden letters hanging by ribbon that spell out "Sweet Pea" and when touring through the older infant room a Josh Groban song was playing that was played during my uncle's funeral. I was dumbfounded and after we left asked if Julie heard what song was playing and she said yes. I definitely think they were signs that Dru is meant to go there.

If Julie's boss approves her schedule changes, Dru will only have to be in daycare 2 days a week. Please pray for us or keep your fingers crossed that he does.

Keep warm everyone!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Big Girl Bath!

Dru took her first bath in her big girl tub! She loves her baths. She stays so calm and content. As you can see she has curly hair when it's wet. She is now 8 weeks old. My, how time flies. She "talks" now in the most adorable voice. It makes me melt!
I am now taking baby steps to move her into her crib. She is still sleeping in her moses basket but we moved it across the room onto the lounge chair. It may be a total coincidence but she slept through the night (9 hours) 2 nights in a row after we moved her. Julie thinks she may have been cold being on the floor. We will then move the basket into her crib and finally stop using the basket. She will probably be fine, it's me I'm worried about.
I have been checking out daycares. It is a huge decision and has been difficult just visiting them, I get emotional just at the thought of leaving her there. Thank goodness we still have a few months.