Saturday, May 10, 2008

How Time Flies

The past two and a half weeks have been a blur.  This isn't because of the pain medication I was taking, but because our sense of time is completely off.

There is no longer wake-up, shower, eat breakfast, go to work, lunch, more work, go home, dinner, TV/read/computer/talk/occasional exercise, and go to bed.  Repeat.   Right now life resolves around the new little (but quickly growing!) being in our household.  Radha doesn't know how to tell time yet and doesn't know how much her mom has lived the past 33 years by a schedule of some sort.  There isn't a schedule anymore...and this isn't entirely a bad thing either. But being someone who likes her day neatly scheduled, organized, filed, cleaned...becoming a parent is gradually teaching me to let go of some of these things, learn to be more flexible, not care about the bits of cat food under the counter or the many other random, non-important things that I may have fretted about pre-baby.  Every day I feel like Radha learns more about the world as do we.

A few days ago Radha had her two week check-up at the pediatrician.  
I'm happy to report that she is doing wonderfully and weighed in at 8 lbs 3 oz.  Unless something else
comes up 
before then (cross our fingers), she won't need to go back until she's two months.  Luckily we really like our pediatrician a lot and although Radha doesn't like getting put into her car seat, she loves riding in the car and looking at the trees and surroundings on the ride (see pic
ture).  I can't wait until we are feeling more comfortable to take her out and about to fun outings other than the doctor!

Next week Radha's Aunt Danelle will be visiting.  This will be her first visit from the Wiley side of the family.  They can't wait to meet each other and I can't wait until Radha gets older so we can take her out on Aunt Danelle's boat on the Mississippi and enjoy some Midwest summer days like her mom grew up with.  After all, Radha is a native Oregonian/Portlander...she'll need to be exposed to other climates that have all four seasons eventually!

One last bit...Radha is now "official" and legal.  We received her county birth certificate and social security card in the mail this week.  She's the real deal.

1 comment:

Vandana said...

that picture is RIDICULOUSLY cute. she looks so pensive again! and curious. and totally and utterly different. she is changing so fast.......so cool she will get to hang out with Aunt Danelle soon!!!