I had to share an update tonight, I just got some pictures from the mall. To you people who can take pictures of your children with your own camera, and have results that look more like a child and less like an alien, be very happy. I’m trying to weigh how much I care about this. Enough to go buy a big girl camera? As I see it, with my little point and shoot, there is no pressure for stellar pictures. If I buy a dslr then suddenly I have to worry about aperture, exposure, ISO numbers, depth of field and whatnot. I’m not sure that I have the wherewithal to attack that monster right now. However; I am sick of taking tons (literally tons!) of pictures and being disappointed at the alien-ish qualities of my children.
Onward and upward…Jena is doing…good. She is finally eating like a champ. I never realized the stress of trying to get a child to gain weight until now. She keeps me busy, because she is not seeing one doctor but three different doctors. (Family Doc, Feed Specialist, and the NICU miracle Doctor)
We brought her home from the hospital at five weeks, when she was barely 8 lb.
I got to experience the newborn stage for what seems like quite a while. She (in my opinion) was still like a new born when she came home. Her feeding issues resolved themselves, there is nothing “wrong” per say with her palate, it turns out she needed more time to develop those special sucking muscles.
I think she may be one of those children that needs more time to accomplish all those milestones, but she’ll get there at her own pace. She hovered in “my tiny head is much too heavy for my neck so I will let it dangle” status for a long time, but finally has graduated to “bobble-head” status.
She has always been a cuddle bug, but now she is thrilling us with her smiles and giggles. Did I mention she is precious? She is. This child has wiggled her way into my heart, and I love loving on her. I was worried before she was born that she wouldn’t feel like she is mine. My worries are put to rest, when I look at her in the morning, I see my girl. I see someone who brings out the softness in so many different people.
She is a sweetheart. And we love her so much.