Yep, I did it. I resigned last Wednesday and I’m officially a stay-at-home Mom now! I went back to work Tuesday and Wednesday to make enough to pay back some leave I took and hadn’t earned, and am so glad I did because it gave me the chance to say a lot of goodbyes. And it was hard. I was postal (lol) for almost ten years and although my work environment wasn’t conducive to forging friendships, somehow I managed to forge a few over those years and not seeing those faces every day makes me sad. But staying home with my little dude makes me happier than I am sad not to be there. Joshua wins! I’m so happy, and so fulfilled.
Joshua is nine weeks old now and it’s hard to believe. Time is flying! He’s getting bigger all the time and has outgrown all the stuff he was wearing the first month. He’s now 12 lbs and 22 3/4″ – up almost 3 lbs and 3 inches since his one month check up. He had to get his shots which was awful, and he also had to have blood drawn (also awful) to check his bilirubin since he’s still a bit yellow. It’s still a bit elevated (5 and they want it at 1 or less) so he’ll have to see a specialist if it’s not lower by Friday. It was nice and warm this last weekend so we took him our for a sunshiney stroll both days. I’m really hoping we won’t have to go to a specialist about his jaundice. I just want that over with and behind us! Jaundice be gone!
The biggest update is that Joshua now really smiles! OK, not frequently, just randomly, but finally he’s given me a few non-gas-related smiles. The last video has smiles in it, unfortunately they are gas related as you will see and hear (lol) at the end, but he does smile like this without being gassy and it’s awesome. I even got my first giggle yesterday. Be still my heart!
And here are the latest videos. Sorry for the random and spaced out postings – I guess I’m not quite up to getting on a regular blogging schedule yet. But I’m at least cooking and baking again so I have some more recipes to share as soon as I can! :)