We've had a few ups and downs, but mostly things are improving at a snails pace. My first big downer is that my computer has crashed for the um'teenth time since I purchased it in September. It is currently at a neighbors home with all my photos, videos and documents being extracted from it before I send it back to HP for a new hard drive. I'm so annoyed and I'm not sure how to live without my PC for a week or two.
I am pretty certain I am going to be contacting an out of state int'l ped. Another thing about my ped that highly annoyed me was that I did ask my ped to document all of her marks, from those damn tie down marks, to the over swaddling diaper marks to the mongolian spots. When I asked that she please document them, she told me that anyone that believed she was abused by me was crazy and to not worry about it. I'm still really uncomfortable not having them recorded and plan on documenting them myself and then turning them over to the ped or family doctor.
Emerson Grace is everything and more to us. It's really hard to imagine how life was before she arrived, though I'm pretty certain I could recall the days of doing simple tasks without a baby strapped to me. She continues her love affair with the Ergo pouch and has impoved on her sitting position tremendously. She is also flipping and flopping around her crib and her head usually ends up where her feet once were. She really likes having the boys around her and her relationship with the big hairy Kita dog is nothing short of BFF's. Kita is certainly enjoying the home with a high chair in it again. We can usually find her rear end laying under it or her nose planted in the seat, she thinks the leftovers are fabulous.
However, she is just not into her Daddy. I think he could disappear and she'd be fine with that. She seems to really loathe him and it's at the point that we find the whole thing ridiculously funny. Besides him, the good time girl we saw in China seems to be reappearing. She is sleeping better, though I'd like to see her get more hours a night and get a sleep/nap schedule going.
We have been over the top blessed by nightly meals since we've been home and I can not say how much that has meant to us. I really have not had the energy or strength to cook and with all of Eme's insecurities, it would be a very difficult task without throwing me mentally over the top. My wonderful neighbor has taken my 3 boys for fun and sun every single day. She has amazed me with her patience and desire to help. I walked into her house and there were more than a half of dozen boys playing rock band on 2 different big screens and another game going on in the other room. After 15 minutes, my mind was fried. She certainly could use noise control headphones as a Christmas gift...if her hearing lasts that long.
I really appreciate all the advice and support rec'd in the last post. This is certainly so much more tedious than dealing with the 3 boys that I came home from the hospital with. & things need to improve with her Daddy in order to see the sun through the clouds. We are considering some island time this weekend....but I'm just not sure if it's going to happen with all the issues surrounding it. We shall see, but for now, I'm really happy that she liked the pool~ cause it is REALLY super duper hot outside.
~Enjoy your weekend~