Its official. We have kept a small human alive for an entire quarter. We feel quite accomplished. This little girl has captured our hearts completely. And if fat cheeks and thighs are signs of thriving, this girl is living large.
Rosemary discovered her hands and eats them with great urgency. She learned to smile and that melts us. She has quite a lot to say in a language primarily consisting of “oohs” and some growling. She plays on the floor and grabs hold of loops and shiny things from her activity gym.
Her best trick is sleeping. She pretty much sleeps from 7 to 7. Its like she knew that she could win us over by valuing sleep as much as we do. She is very advanced…
And going back to work has actually been okay! I love work and the time passes so quickly I hardly have time to be sad. The anticipation of returning was definitely worse than actually doing so. I felt the prayers of all of you who have prayed for me. I stare at my phone waiting for a picture to come through while in meetings and I beeline to Rosemary after work, but so far, so good. Its not easy, but its good.
P.S. Rosemary came home from the hospital in the same outfit she is wearing in these pictures (the monogram came later). Think she has grown much?