Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Amaya's chalkboard and milestones...months 4-8

Instead of writing a long post about how much Amaya is growing and developing, I figured I would just show you in the form of her monthly chalkboard posts! She's been sick the past week, and I've been sick the past few days. I wanted to update a little bit while she was sleeping...before she wakes up and fusses again. Probably bringing her to the doctor today to check out her persistent cough. My poor baby girl.

Well...here we go!

Monday, April 15, 2013


I suck at life. I was sitting here reading all of Caroline's updates on her adorable new baby boy, Bruce, then realized that I haven't updated in forever. I looked back at my last post...Amaya was 3 months old. She is freaking 8 months old now. LOL. Going to update her chalkboard and then update here. See you soon!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Welcome back, Tricia!

Yes, welcome back to the real world...to work...to being a nurse in the ICU.

But before I get into that, can I just say that I now have a 3 month old!

Yes, Amaya is 3 months old as of 11.10.12. That flew by quickly. She is definitely laughing and smiling all the time and loves to talk to anyone who will listen. She is starting to like tummy time now that she can hold her head up more, and she likes to sit up in her bumbo seat for a few minutes each day. She also discovered her hands...that they are yummy and they can grab things! She really is a joy and becoming more and more fun now that her personality is starting to form.

With Amaya turning 3 months old, that meant my maternity leave ending and me returning back to work! WAAAAH. That was yesterday. Let's begin with the fact that I was up since 0315 with a gassy/fussy baby. Of course she has NEVER been like that...only when I return to work, of course. Then I get to work and all my access codes expire (welcome to a government hospital), so I spent a good part of my morning getting that squared away. And then in the evening we get super busy with admits and a patient who isn't doing well (and not to mention a needy nurse taking care of this patient). And I'm the resource nurse, so I spent a majority of my evening in that room. EXHAUSTED I tell you. So yes, welcome back to me.

The good part of it being so busy was that I didn't have much time to miss baby girl. I missed her, but I didn't have the time to think about it because I was always on the go. But please believe, I got my crying time in before the shift started.

I'm off today...going to spend some QT with baby girl and my sister, Tiffany. And prepare for another day of work tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2 Months!

That's right! Amaya is 2 months old today! She loves to smile, laugh, and "talk" to mommy & daddy. She's been trying to hold her head up since birth, and she's getting better and better each day! I think she gets frustrated because she wants to do so much, but can't just yet. She loves to take walks when it's cool out, and loves when the breeze hits her face. And she loves to shop with Grandma!

Today she had her 2 month baby check-up. She's 9 lb, 12 oz, 21 inches long. 25th percentile for both. She's growing and catching up fast! Then she had her shots...took them like a champ!

She's more and more fun each day as her personality comes out more and more! I love her so much and can't believe she's already 2 months old.

Monday, September 24, 2012

One month!

Yes, as of 09.10.12, we have a one month old! That month seriously flew by. She is growing like crazy. She is a genius, I swear. She holds her head up for a pretty good amount of time. She has rolled over a couple of times as well. She's smiling more and more. And smiled in response to a belly rub from her Uncle Namen the other day. She loves to shop with grandma. And she is starting to sleep in longer stretches during the night...anywhere from  3.5 to 5 hours (I'll take it!)