Weekly Baby Girl Posts

No Diggity – Baby Girl Post 2 – Adventures In The NICU

May 16th, 2016

You were born on March 17th, 2016 – 1lb 15oz, 13.5″ long – 14 weeks early. You’re doing great!

I’ve decided to kill two birds with one stone. I want to keep track of your life and also update you on what’s going on in the world these days. I also want to get back into posting more regularly, so I’ve decided to give you weekly updates, preferably on Mondays. I plan on offering you updates and news from each day of the week, Sunday through Saturday. Also, since the 90’s offered the best music of all time I’m going to name each post after a 90’s song, which will be required listening for you when you get old enough to check it out. I’ll do my best to pick a song that goes along with some sort of theme for the week. Enjoy!

Sunday – May 8th

Mother’s Day. We had a great time at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. On the way home Meme wanted to know if she could change the voice on her new phone, so she typed into Google “can I change the voice on my phone?” — Just so you know, Google doesn’t automatically know what kind of phone you have. Mommy and Meme really liked their gifts. They both got something they expected to get and something that was a surprise. It’s nice to give something that someone doesn’t know that they want. You had a very productive day as well, getting to visit with all sorts of people like Meme, Uncle Buss and Papa S.

Monday-May 9th

Mommy and I talked on our new phones with each other for the first time. It was so clear we didn’t know what to say. We walked to Bonnie & Clyde’s garage apartment hideout after work. Would you believe that I knew the Hideout was in Joplin, but I did not know that I drove past it every day for work, for the past three weeks? It’s a pretty cool piece of history. This is where our featured image comes from. You hit 3lbs 14ozs today, double your birth weight.

Tuesday-May 10th

Mommy came to work with me. On the way to Fayetteville we found out that she’s not very good with the Rubik’s Cube. We ate lunch at Whole Foods. (See, I told you I was going to have to watch what I eat for lunch now!) Every time mommy comes to NW Arkansas with me she loves it more and more. We really think we will all enjoy it after we finally get settled in. My job is good and everyone is really nice. I’m basically the Joey Fatone of the office. (All that means is I’m the one with the beard) Today they switched you to the High Flow therapy machine.

Wednesday-May 11th

Mommy had to wake up early this morning too. She’s not a morning person. The “18 wheels on a big rig” song did not go over very well. I left my lights on when I got to work and killed the battery. I need to get jumped to be able to go home. In unrelated news, Daddy walked to get his lunch today. You hit 4lbs today!

Thursday-May 12th

I had to jump-start my truck this morning too. I actually, totally killed the battery this time. I spent over three hours in Wal-Mart waiting on them trying to figure out if I needed a new one or not. While there I saw Han Solo/Jay Leno. Later that night we let you hang out in the bath water to see if it might help you poop. It didn’t right away, but you enjoyed the water much more this time than the others.

Friday-May 13th

Good news! You didn’t turn into a werewolf baby today! Yay!!!

You’re having trouble pooping, but your Daddy is not. I almost didn’t make it to work in time to use the bathroom today. And, I was in there long enough for the automatic lights to shut off. You should’ve seen me in there, pants around my ankles, jumping around trying to get the lights on. Oh, TMI you say? Get used to it.

Saturday-May 14th

Today Mommy was able to spend some time doing something that mommy likes to do. I pretty much spent the day with you, and did a load of laundry, all by myself. You finally had a very good poopie diaper. I let the nurse clean you up from that one, because, you know, you’re pretty stinky. When mommy got back we visited with you again and she was able to talk about gardening with your day nurse. You’re getting so big, soon you will be two months old.

Today’s title (Ear Worm) brought to you by Blackstreet, No Diggity. My favorite line from the song…

It’s going down, fade to Blackstreet… 

I think it shows Dr. Dre’s respect for Metallica…or maybe it’s something totally different.

I really like how the nurses and doctors “work” it with you. They are very good at their jobs and you are doing so well because of them. You keep advancing so fast, we’re not sure if we can keep up with you.


3 thoughts on “No Diggity – Baby Girl Post 2 – Adventures In The NICU

  1. It’s such a pain when the lights automatically go out. I’ve downloaded a torch app to my phone in case of that exact emergency happening to me yet again!!

    I hope Elizabeth gets used to your TMI moments!

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