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Blink: 1 Month.

2006-02-28 - 12:14 p.m.

I cant believe its been over a month already! Youd think that having each day be much like the preceding one would make it seem like time was dragging but its just shooting by. Grommet has gained the two pounds Ive lost since the 10-day mark and is now 9 lbs, 11 ounces as of yesterday. I find it very cool that every since ounce, every hair, every cell, every organ in her body, the muscle, bone, sinew, fat and flesh, have been built with building blocks that have come from me first through the umbilical cord, now through my breast milk.

She looks bigger too; more like an infant than a newborn. I suspect in a few weeks Ill think of her as looking like a baby, which in my mind is a bit bigger and chunkier than an infant.

My mom was visiting yesterday and got a smile out of her which I was lucky enough to capture on film:

Is she not the cutest thing EVER?

The next few days should be a bit more challenging than usual: J is out of town at a conference until Thursday night. I usually look forward to his return in the evenings, even if hes only around for a few hours on some days before he has to go to bed. During those few hours he holds the baby and I get a break and a chance to do things like shower and figure out what to do for dinner. Its at least one poopy diaper a day that I dont have to change. Also, weve been doing her bath together the last couple of times and its been much easier to have one person hold the slippery wiggler while the other does the soaping, scrubbing and rinsing. Bathtime became a much quieter affair with the new regimen. I wish Id thought to do the bath last night cause shell definitely need one before Friday. Oh well, well get by. Ive got a couple of friends coming over tonight and were going to order in.

In other, HUGE news, my mother has asked her boyfriend to move out and hes agreed. It wasnt precipitated by anything drastic and I wont go into details, but its been very civilized and theyve agreed to wait until its a bit warmer in a month or two. In the meantime, hes going to start looking for a place. I cant really believe it since there have been a few times in the past that hes done things I would have kicked him out for instantly, yet they stayed together. Hes just back from a 3-month visit home to his family so maybe that had something to do with it. Still, Ill believe it when I see it.

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