I am well into week three of mommidom and I am amazed at how quickly it has gone by and how it feels as if Lucia was always a part of our family. Despite some difficulty with the weather I have managed to keep the baby blues off my back. My friends have kept me laughing and social on the weekends. Lucia has already enjoyed her first poker night (2 of them, in fact), Valentine's party, trip to the Quad Cities, meals out with friends and grandma, and trips to the library for materials to keep mommy sane while Lucia is asleep.
Everyone visits and goes nutty for baby the first week baby is born. Mommy and baby get excited and then BAM! everything goes quiet. You are left shell shocked by what has just happened and dumbfounded as to how to continue to occupy yourselves. So I have books (haven't started them yet) and DVDs. I'm watching the continuing saga of "Six Feet Under." When baby is awake and calm we try to smile, play and sing. Its not easy to catch baby smiling b/c she's constantly changing expressions.
This coming up weekend (tomorrow) is finally "Bowl for Kid's Sake". The theme is tropical so Lucia and I may head to the second-hand stores in search of something to wear. I have a Hawaiian mu-mu at my parents but bad road conditions prevent Mom and us from visiting. I will post more Lucia pictures as soon and I take some worth posting. My camera is a bit overly complicated sometimes and makes it difficult to take that quick shot when you need it without it being blurry, too bright, or centered. I was excited to get a shot of her smiling today when I found the flash was too bright and washed her face out of the picture. We may have to invest in a point-and-click digital soon for good pictures of Lucia.
As for Kent, his work has decided they haven't aliennated enough of their employees enough with unmanagable schedules so they are now going to eliminate Kent's shift. Kent works 2nd shift (2p-10p). The new shifts will be from 6a-6p & 6p-6a... So we are reeling from this information. Kent really doesn't want to work overnight (I prefer to have Kent by my side) but it would be really difficult for me to give up my job at the school at the moment and find a new job to accomodate this new schedule. I would work 7p-what? Doing what? stocking Wal-mart? no thanks...We'll do what we have to but it isn't going to be fun or easy. But then again-nothing ever is...