She's starting to get more interactive and I love the mornings with her. She's so happy and talkative! I am going to start back to CrossFit next week I think (waiting on them to get me signed back up), and the only downside of that is that she nurses at 9am and the class I'll be going to starts at 9:45 so I will have to rush out the door two mornings a week (she will come with me) and her happiest time of the day will be spent in a car seat at the gym. But, she'll have lots of stimulation there for sure. :) We'll just see how it goes. It's only two days and if I decide it isn't worth missing that playtime, I will just start going to the 7:15pm class after Matt gets home.
We had a little "scare" with her when I noticed a lump on her neck. I had noticed it before but it was small and I really didn't think anything of it. It's only noticeable when she turns her head in a certain way, and it didn't strike me as being abnormal in any way. But last week, I was busy kissing her all over (this is something that happens ALL DAY LONG... I cannot kiss her enough), and the lump was huge. So, I took her in to see the pediatrician and she has what is called fibromotosis colli. It's a benign tumor and is generally not serious and should resolve itself. However, she was sleeping with her head always turned one way, and that is either the cause of or a result of her head being turned that way. So, we are doing some stretches with her and I got this little pillow that cradles her head and keeps her from turning all the way flat on one side. She was also developing a flat spot on that side of her head. It looks like the tumor is getting smaller, so I think it's working. We'll discuss at her one month appointment Monday, but I don't think we'll need to do any physical therapy or other intervention at this point, thankfully.
We've been very busy in Greer's first month of life. We've gone to a wedding, she's accompanied me for the best pedicure ever thanks to my dear friend Meredith (amazing gift!), we've been to the grocery store a few times and the pediatrician three times for good measure, gone on plenty of walks, gone to the Dogwood Festival and Botanical Gardens, attended Greer's first birthday party for her cousin Madelyn's fourth birthday, seen lots of visitors, gone to church, received so many amazing meals thanks to our friends, family, and church (SUCH a blessing... cooking is not high on my list right now especially with a 6pm feeding... I guess I will have to start cooking dinner at like 4 when the meals stop), changed more diapers than I ever imagined (three in the matter of her middle of the night feeding last night! ha!), and experienced an amazing love and gratefulness to God for bringing us all together. Oh, and taken a lot of pictures!!! :) Picture overload begins now...
|First bath... uncertain but she likes it now :)|
|Where do the groceries go??|
|First wedding with good friends!|
|Two of my favorite girls - Madelyn and Greer meet for the first time :)|
|The BEST friend (and aunt) a girl could ask for!|
|Rocking the bow... and maybe the last time in this little sleeper. Waaaahhhh. It's my favorite newborn item of hers!|