Well its been awhile and a lot has happened. I am back to work as of Tuesday. Depressing (I know) and of course I cried when Daddy left to take Jax to Natalya's but I survived. It was so hard leaving him. I think its the breastfeeding attachment, I feel like he needs me to survive (eat!). But apparently he is doing fine.
He went for his 2 month checkup today, believe it or not he will be 9 weeks tomorrow!!!! Thats insane...but stats from today: he weighed 10 lbs. 3 oz. almost 4 and a 1/2 lbs. more than his birth weight. He is now 21 3/4", an inch more than his 1 month checkup. He is definitely thriving and growing. And laugh, oh my gosh he laughs! He's ticklish too, around his neck and on the bottom of his feet. He got his shots today (5 vaccinations in 3 shots. Poor thing, he wailed, but then he fell asleep and he was out.)
AJ, my nephew, is spending the night on Friday evening, we will have a blast. I am so looking forward to it.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Posted by Alisha Smith at 7:48 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
So after much stress and worry after losing the babysitter I had lined up last week, my mom and I set out on a mission Mon. morning. Well the 10 am appt. was horrible, the house was run down, paint chipping off the walls, dirty furniture, dirty toys, smelled funny and just overall not clean. The woman was nice but a little strange talking to us about bill collectors after the phone rang and she didn't answer it....so needless to say we left there distraught. I had the number for a woman that I called the week before but I couldn't understand her accent over the phone so mom called. She too had a hard time, but was at least able to get an address. So we visited Mrs. Natalya. As soon as we walked in we were relieved. It was spotless, the children were napping, and she was sweet (55 years old). She was easier to understand in person and she has lived in the US for 4 years. She told us of her background in Ukraine where she was a teacher for the Goddard School. She showed us pictures, started inundating me with reference letters, a copy of her diploma translated in English, refernces from former co-workers, and the names and #'s of the 3 children's parents thar were there. She was sooooo organized. She had a form for each child that she fills out daily concerning their drop-off time, when they ate, had diaper changes, etc.... Very, very thorough. And sweet, her accent was like Lorena's, she talked to the kids, took Jax and said, "I'm gonna be your new teacher!" as he smiled. She reminded me of Mrs. Doubtfire, except with a Russian accent instead of a British one. Regardless, I feel completelly comfortable letting Jax with her and feel like a huge burden has been lifted. She even said that her husband speaks Russian with the children so heck maybe Jax will be tri-lingual with English, Spanish, and Russian.
Posted by Alisha Smith at 8:03 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2007
So life has kept us busy. I have to return to work in a few weeks (2) and still have no babysitter. The woman that watches AJ was supposed to be watching the baby for the remainder of the school year until summer but she called my sister last week and told her that her father-in-law is very sick so she has to stop childcare...talk about little notice to find someone right???? So needless to say I am interviewing possible sitters for Jax (against everything my body tells me is right). I just can't imagine leaving him with a stranger for 8 hours a day....I have been praying about it and I am letting it in God's hands now. Here are some updated pics from the past 2 weeks or so...little man is really growing and he smiles and talks soooo much! So many little emotions...
Here is what Jaxon and I have been working on for the past two weeks at Pleasant Hall Firehouse. Dad volunteered me to paint this on the wall in the new engine bay and at first I was just doing an hour or two here and there. But....Dad called on Thursday and said that the scissors lift that I had been using to paint it was going to be disappearing on this coming Tuesday, I had no choice but to finish it. As of 10 pm Friday evening, here are some pics. of the finished product. I must say that it turned out awesome!
Posted by Alisha Smith at 8:55 PM