Avery and Me

Avery and Me

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2 months...how time flies!

Hello Lovely Readers!
I can't believe sweet Avery is 2 months old!  We celebrated by getting pictures with Santa.
How sweet is this!!!!

Today Avery had her two month check up!  She is 10 lbs 3.2 ounces!  She is now 22 1/2 inches long!

This breastfeeding mama is proud!

Speaking of, I'm getting concerned about going back to work.  I'm going to have to pump 5 times a day to make enough milk to leave her for 12 hours.  I have to work back to back 9-9 NYE and 7-7 NYD, and I'm not sure how I can do it.  Since Avery is so fussy and not sleeping well, my pediatrician suggested formula supplementation to help me get some sleep and be less stressed.  I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I am stressed all the time about feeding her.  If I go anywhere, it is so hard to time when to feed her and worry the whole time that she will wake up hungry and I'll be banished to a bedroom/my car/dressing room/bathroom to nurse her.  She nurses for at least 40 minutes, and if I stop sooner she screams her little head off.  :)  I feel like I should breast feed since I'm a nurse and know how good it is for her, and its free, and convenient when I am home with her.  Any advice?  I know people have strong opinions about this, and I welcome input, but know in the end I will pray and make the best decision for our family.

Please be praying, I sent in my paperwork for my APN temporary license and paid for my certification exam this week.  I am hoping to find a great job soon and transition to the job I've been training for over the past 3.5 years.  We don't have a graduation ceremony in the fall, so I won't walk until May, so not many people know I have graduated.  I have to admit it doesn't feel real since there is no ceremony.  I am praying that I find the right job, I have a few feelers out but I want the RIGHT job, not just the first job I am offered.  I want what is best for our sweet family!

I'm getting excited about Christmas, Steve has been sick so I decorated the house yesterday and mom came over and helped with getting the boxes of decorations in the house and holding Avery so I could put things out.  I always wait for Steve to help decorate the tree, so it is still bare since he has been feeling badly and not up to decorating with me.  I've never had a naked tree, so it kind of weirds me out.  I want to make sure to wait for him though, its tradition!  Pictures soon!

I really want to order monogrammed stockings for our family....pottery barn is my favorite but they are so expensive!  Any ideas about other places to get them?

Ho ho ho!  Remember the reason for the season!