May 24, 2011

The Days Went By...

...And the days went by like paper in the wind. Everything changed, then changed again...

Here we are and our little bug is already two months old. I know I've said it before and I will surely say it again, but time flies by so fast. I feel like I look up and the normal that I had just become accustomed to has already changed into something else. It's like being in a constant state of metamorphosis. Change is not something I embrace easily. I tend to want to put things in their proper boxes and for them to then stay there. I'm slowly learning to let change be a good thing...

Here are some of the changes in our lives:

1) CHRIS GOT A NEW JOB!!! Hooray! He will still be working for FedEx in their USI Marketing department as their Go To Market person. However, he will be working on a new and exciting product for FedEx. He will still be in the same building on the same floor; he IS switching teams though. I'm really excited for several reasons, 1) I am so proud of my husband! He has deserved this for so long now and has busted his butt! 2) This job change also includes a promotion and a raise, which is always always a wonderful thing 3) His new boss seems really really cool!

2) I am officially back at work after 9 weeks of maternity leave. It honestly feels like I never left. I am so so happy to be back. I really missed working a lot and having something to discuss at the end of the day other than baby poo. I seriously don't know how stay at home mom's do it. I think both sides have their good points, but I know for me trying to be a SAHM would be as impossible at nailing Jello to a tree. I'm simply not cut from that cloth. I AM very nervous about leaving Evie at daycare (this week she's with Chris' mom and dad). I keep thinking that she's going to wake up and need me and I won't be there. I know that is a fear that most mom's probably deal with and one I know that I will learn to deal with. I am comforted to know that her daycare is awesome! She's going to Happy Times in Olive Branch. I have a friend who works there in the mornings and her grandmother owns it. All of the recommendations have been stellar and the facility itself is super nice. BUT, like I said, I'm still nervous. I'm also a little panicked over the household stuff. How in the world am I supposed to get it all done: be a good wife, be a good mother, clean the house, keep up with the dogs, keep up with the cats, stay on top of the cleaning and the laundry and still try and have at least a minute or two to myself occasionally? I still don't know the answer.

3) Evie is growing so fast! She has had her first set of shots and weighed in at 12.2 pounds and measured 22 inches long! That puts her in the 50th percentile for height and the 90th percentile for weight. That's right folks: She. Is. A. Chubby. Baby. In one way, I guess I got my wish. Dr. Fesmire said she looks beautiful and is doing great! Developmentally, she holds her head up like a champ and already pushes herself up on her arms. Her neck muscles are so strong and she really prefers to be held facing out so she can look around and see what she can see. She's also started smiling at us, which is fun! She loves to lay on her changing pad (go figure) and wave her arms and legs around while she grins at us. She's also starting to learn to splash about in the bath so we can't fill the tub up quite as much!

I can't believe how fast she is growing up!

Here are some up to date pictures!

She likes to smile! I'm hoping to catch a better picture of it soon!

Here she is in her special outfit she wore the day of her daddy's interview for the new job! Clearly she was good luck!