Monday, April 7, 2008

Attack of the Sybilla Monster


So Little S finally got her first cold. We took her to the doctor's on Thursday since she had had some congestion for a couple of days and it was driving Michael crazy. The doctor told us that she was congested and that she had a little bit of a viral cold and that there wasn't
really anything to be done except keep her propped up (which we have for the reflux), suction her nose every once in awhile (which I'd been doing since she had some crazy boogers) and maybe add a cool mist humidifier. She's gotten better, but she gave me whatever she had and of course it was way worse. And now her Papa has it too!

The doctor also informed us that my calculations were about right; Sybilla weighed in at an ounce shy of 11 pounds on Thursday. The baby book says she is supposed to gain anywhere from 5 to 7 ounces per week, and if that's true, then she's hit 11 pounds for sure by now and is getting bigger!

As a result of the congestion and her cold, she's been spitting up more frequently and it's been really cheesy and mucousy, which of course, has found it's way onto everything. [sigh] I can't wait until she's older so that I can finally dress her in something cute and she won't mess it up in less than five minutes. I realize that as she gets older she will get everything she owns dirty, but if my friend's kids are any indication, they can at least keep their clothes clean for a minimum of an hour or so by exercising minimal restraint.

There may be some developments on the job front for Kelly; I meet with our HR director this upcoming Friday to discuss my job and coming back. I told them in an email a week or so ago that I was planning on coming back. After having lunch with some of my old coworkers and hearing about some of the changes that have happened, I am NOT looking forward to returning. I worry about the stress levels (which is why I spent the last 4 months of my pregnancy as part time) and the ability to be able to keep pumping milk for Sybilla, not to mention the pay and that we'd have to find childcare. As much as I sometimes get irked by the fact that I can't do half of the things I wanted to during maternity leave and feeling like the worst mommy ever when I can't comfort my kid, I feel sad about leaving Sybilla during this time. I've really come to enjoy watching her eat and discover the world around her.

I have a lot of thinking to do in the next few days and I will let you know how things turn out!
Until then, enjoy this silly picture of the Sybilla Monster!

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