I am officially down to two days a week at work now! It only took three months for it to happen but it finally did! I am so happy that I can spend 5 entire days a week with my baby girl now and do not have to worry about low milk supply and whatnot. At first going back to work was very hard on me! I didnt want to miss anything Charlee did! I have now learned that its a good thing. When I am at work I truly enjoy my relationships with my co-workers and clients. I sit there and talk about Charlee all day! :) I do miss Charlee every time I leave her but I know she is always in great hands, usually with Grandma Ditmar. I dont really miss anything at all either. I havent missed any of her firsts yet. I am thankful for that. She has been having a lot of firsts lately! I love it! Her personality is really shining through!
I am a really exhausted mommy lately though. Charlee weighs 13.8 lbs now and is 25 inches long! She is going through a major growth spurt and hasnt been sleeping more than two hours at a time. I am very ready for that to change. This is the first night that I feel some what rested, which is why I am up late updating the blog.. I was able to take two naps today! They were wonderful. I am trying to change the sleeping schedule back to her normal six hours so tonight I started what I should have started months ago. I massaged her whole little body before bed. We gave her a bath then I gave her a massage and she fell right to sleep. She could hardly stay awake while I was putting her clothes back on her. We will see how it helps. With my work schedule back to normal and Derick getting better, I am able to get her back on somewhat of a schedule. I think that will play a huge role in her sleeping habits.
There are only about three and a half more months before Derick and I leave for a week and get married. From now until then I am going to be limiting my outings and I will be a pumping machine! My goal is to pump 80 ounces of milk before the cruise. I wont ever give Charlee formula so I have to give up my body until then. It has been a little easier for me to pump lately so that encourages me to do it! We are getting sooo excited for this wedding/ vacation! I found my wedding dress, I know which dress my bridesmaid will be wearing and we are finally starting to get everything planned! Im so close to becoming a Goltz! YAY!
Here are some moments from the last few weeks!
|we showed her the snow!|
|First time in the high chair|
We had Charlees 3 month pics taken.. here are just a few.