Friday, August 21, 2009

19 weeks

I had this post saved to drafts and forgot to publish it.

Dear Alexis,

You're 19 weeks old today...holy cow has the time gone fast. You had your 4 month appointment with Dr B on Tuesday. You were NOT happy to see him, and cried when he walked in the room. I think you remembered what happened at your 2 month appointment when you got your first shots. And like that day, you got shots again. And again you looked at me with that "Why Mommy" look and cried. Broke my heart.

You got a fever that night as well...your first. You were a miserable baby, and sure let all of us know. You didn't want anyone to hold you except I stayed home from work to snuggle you and comfort you.

You tried prunes for the first time this week as well. Didn't really like them. I don't blame you...mommy didn't like them either.

Mommy is still struggling with leaving you to go to work. Every morning at your 4am feeding, I hold you close, inhale your sweet baby scent and tell you I love you. I try to soak in as much of you as I can to get through the day...but it's never enough. Baby girl, please understand that mommy is doing this in order to provide for you. If I had any other choice, I would stay home with you in a heartbeat. You're growing so fast, almost right before my eyes it seems, and I feel like I'm missing out.

I love you with all my heart,


1 comment:

KimboSue said...


I could have written this post myself.