Friday, October 10, 2008

Gwen's Big Day

Gwen had a really big day yesterday.

First of all, it had been fourteen full days since I'd weighed her, so I got to take her to group and weigh her in. At the orders of her pediatrician (the one who isn't an ass) she needed to have gained at least 8 ounces in that time.

She'd gained twelve. She is now 13 pounds 14 ounces, just 2 ounces shy of 14 pounds. Hooray!

To make matters more fun, her dad came along to group with us and got to meet some of our friends. The dental hygenist was there, and she checked Gwen's mouth for incoming teeth - sadly, no news there. The way she is chewing and drooling (and fussing) I expect teeth to pop out any day, but according to the hygenist there's nothing on the horizon. Damn.

Gwen and I then went home, where she had a nap and I puttered around the house and had a visit with a friend. When Chris got home from work, we packed Gwen into the carseat and went to the pool - we took Gwen swimming for the first time! We were prepared for her to scream the whole time (since she screamed all throughout her first three months' worth of baths) but she didn't cry at all. The only time she fussed was when she unexpectedly got splashed in the face by some bigger boys roughhousing (with each other, not with her), and I think she was more startled than anything. She got over it almost immediately.

It was great fun to watch her kicking and splashing in the water. I'm so glad she enjoyed it! The Mommy and Me Walking Group goes to the pool once a week so I think we will be joining them from now on.

After a quick bath back at home to rinse off the chlorine, Chris tucked Gwen in to bed. At my request, he left one of her arms unswaddled, as this is the recommended method to test whether she is ready to sleep entirely unswaddled. We'd tried this a few times before and every time, she'd woken up after about 20 minutes. Last night, she slept for 2.5 hours. I count that a success! Tonight we will try leaving the arm out again to see how she fares.

So, three big exciting events in one day. Good thing we have absolutely nothing planned for today, I think we all need some downtime - especially since tomorrow afternoon we are headed down to Victoria for the marathon. Wish us luck!

1 comment:

Kat said...

This is all freaking fantastic stuff. Also I just realized that I will be in Victoria on Sunday touristing around after the wedding. Maybe I will see you on the course and yell!!


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