April 2008

Today we finally got some nice weather so my cousin Penelope and I took Simone for a long walk in her fancy stroller.  I realize I spent waaaaay too much money on her stroller. But it is quite nifty. I figure we’ll either make it a family heirloom or I’ll sell it on ebay and use the proceeds to help pay for college. After our walk we went to my parents’ for dinner. I’m hoping she will sleep for five hours tonight after so much activity. If I was a smart mom, I’d be sleeping right now. I’m sure as soon as I close my eyes, she’ll be ready to eat.

Here’s a cute pic of Simone and the giant bear…

Simone and her giant bear



So I have been a real slacker about posting to this blog. Now that Simone is home I will try to recount some of our experiences in the NICU as well as keep you up to date on how she’s currently doing.I’m pleased to report that Simone is 6 pounds, 8 ounces as of yesterday and she’s 19 inches long….about the size of your average newborn baby. She’s still as feisty as she was in the hospital, she has chubby cheeks and a head full of luxurious hair. I really don’t know who she got the hair from. It’s curly when I wash it and straight when it dries. She looks just like her dad.

Being at home with her is challenging in ways that I never imagined. I always thought I was somewhat of a homebody, but right now, I can’t WAIT to get out of this house. We’ve been staying indoors because the weather has been crappy (gotta love the midwest) and she still needs to get her second round of immunizations. I thought she was set to get her shots yesterday, but I miscalculated. We have two more weeks of lockdown. We might have to sneak out when the doctor isn’t looking. 🙂

Simone enjoying some tummy time.