Dani had her two week (11 days actually) check up last Friday.
Weight 7 lbs 5 oz24 %
Length 19.6 inches
When I was filling out paper work the receptionist kept calling "Danielle? Danielle?" and it took like 3 calls before I was like OH that's my kid. I am so used to hearing "Axel" I think I just spaced it, and he wasn't even there with us.
The Dr said she is doing great and everything about her is "normal" from her ultra dry skin on her feet, to her cinnamon roll belly button, and including her lump on her head.
Lump on her head you ask? Yeah right as if you all haven't noticed it, but in case you haven't heard from us what it is, it's a hematoma, but it's on her head so it has a longer name but means the same. Basically its a blood vessel that burst during birth, and eventually it will go down when the blood is reabsorbed through her body. In simpler terms its a bruise. We just have to wait now, it could take a two weeks, two months or even still be around a year from now. But we were told there is nothing to worry about and that she is perfectly healthy, and those are super common.
This is a screen shot of a picture these guys took of her in the hospital, but it shows how big her bump was, it has gone down quite a bit since these were taken two weeks ago
She was quite grumpy during her appointment because she was hungry, but even at her maddest she is quite content. I would just have to talk to her and she'd stop crying and look at me.
She's our happy girl, we were so surprised to see her making smiles at us the first couple days and each day she gets older those smiles get more and more frequent. And if you are really lucky she will giggle for you in her sleep. (which kills us every time)When she isn't eating or sleeping, she is pretty much just kickin it and looking around and listening very intently to the world around her. And her arms and legs never stop moving! She is quite the wiggle worm!
She is also quite the pooper. Kid you not she is always pooping, and I am not just saying that because I forget, she really is always pooping.Axel has really started to love her to pieces. He brings her her binkie when she cries, and today he was very concerned for this morning as she was crying he climbed up on to our bed where she was and said "Why Crying?". It was very adorable. He will also lift up her car seat cover from time to time and say "boo"! Or this morning her binkie fell out and he said "ah oh, kinkie" and handed it to her. He is turning into a great older brother and helper.
We let him hold her for the first time the other day, and that made all the difference. I don't know why we waited so long to let him try. Maybe because he hasn't been interested and we didn't want to push her on him. But either way he held her and it was ADORABLE! And when I took her back he said "Hey, Mine!" and wanted to hold her again.
As for me, I am feeling GREAT! I love that I am not pregnant anymore, and the two kids thing has been so much easier this time for me. I think for the most part I am just kinda bored during the day. But we have been trying to keep our selves busy with walks, play dates and I set up a little play area in the part of our backyard that is decent for Axel to swim and Dani and I just chill in the shade. I did however get two mosquito bites! SO I either need to get some sort of off candle or have any of you seen those new clips? I think that is brilliant, I may be picking those up for me and Dani.
But it has been hard for me to not take on too much too soon because I feel really great. But I try to rest when my kids rest, which right now is never at the same time. So that still needs some adjusting.