Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 20 and March 27

Lexie's due date, March 20, passed without fanfare 11 days ago. In a lot of ways she's acting like a newborn, but in a few ways she's a little ahead of newborn skills. She's almost able to hold her head up consistently now, and she tries to hold her own bottle too. I know it will be a long road, but hopefully by age 2 she'll be caught up for her actual age, versus her gestational age (11 days today). Below, a shot of Lexie around her due date. (Note busted swaddle. Don't worry -- we were keeping an eye on her. We're not leaving any loose bedding in the crib or anything like that.)


On March 27, Steve and I went out to dinner for our 5th anniversary. My mom babysat. She was trying to get us to go to a movie as well, but I figured we'd just fall asleep if we sat down in the dark, so we kept it down to just dinner. As we drove down the street away from the house, I wondered if it would be bad form if I napped in the car en route to the restaurant, an Asian fusion place in Old Town Alexandria. I managed to stay awake for the ride, but it wasn't easy.

We had a nice meal, and actually managed to talk about a few things other than the baby. Steve had some hot sake, but I passed on the booze, since I'm still pumping and not making enough to feel right "pumping and dumping," even just this one time. Not to mention the fact that any alcohol at all would likely have put me under the table -- I haven't had a drop since July.

It's been a long time since I went out to dinner. So long, in fact, that as I finished a breadstick I came appallingly close to tossing the last bite onto the floor for my dog. Who obviously would not have been at the restaurant. Luckily I caught myself at the last minute.

That night, Steve and my mom gave me the ultimate gift -- a full night's sleep. I felt like a new woman! And I'm looking forward to the day some months in the future when that becomes the norm once again.

14 comments:

Bluebird said...

Oh sweetie, she's absolutely beautiful! And look how much she's grown already! I'm sure you're so proud - exhausted! - but so proud :)

dcpeg said...

What a perfect little doll! I'm so glad you and Steve had some "couple time". Must have been hard to get up after a full night's sleep! Lucky you!!

Mary said...

What a beautie

areyoukiddingme said...

She looks beautiful...and more importantly, she looks like she's thriving.

Yay for a full night's sleep!

kgiff said...

Megan, she is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad she's doing so well.

Beth said...

Happy to see an update and picture! Glad you got some sleep. As a warning though, sleep is like a drug. The more sleep you get, the more you want!;)

m said...

good lordessa, she is stunning. well done, friend.

Christy said...

Yay! Nice post. Glad you got some sleep.

Hilary said...

Glad all is going so great...she is sooo adorable!! :)

Mijke said...

Oh wow, she's precious! But then, you probably already knew that... ;-)

littleangelkisses said...

Gosh she's beautiful! Congratulations on her hitting her due date. That's a milestone. It sounds like things are going well.

caramama said...

She is sooooo beautiful.

I hope that the due date wasn't hard for you. She is amazing and developing at just the right pace for her.

Happy anniversary! Dinner out must have been a nice break. And yeah for a full nights sleep! I still haven't experienced that as normal yet (yes, she's 2, but she's just not a good sleeper).

sara said...

She is just so beautiful! I thought I had commented on this post - but I must not have. I'm glad you got some sleep and a chance to get out, even if just for a bit. I can't wait to see more photos - please keep them coming! ((hugs))

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous baby! She's beautiful. I'm so glad you had a night out AND got a full night's sleep!