Now, while Dr. M said MC is doing great and is exactly where she needs to be, I am concerned. As you might have guessed, I do a lot of research and reading. I try to do everything in my power to make the best life I can for Maggie Claire. This includes helping her reach all of her basic milestones like crawling, walking, talking, etc. With that being said, I want her to develop her neck and arm muscles. How does one do this? Well if you are a mommy, you know you do "tummy time". This is where I have run into somewhat of a dilema. MC HATES being on her stomach. As a devoted mom, I have tried to partake in the all important "tummy time" on several occassions with no success. Within 1 minute of being on her stomach, MC starts crying. Now, my question for all of you - do I continue this "tummy torture" and hope she gets used to it? I mean, is the whole reason she gets upset simply because she is not used to being on her tummy? Does she know that if she cries I will pick her up? I am really torn with the whole situation. I want to do whats best for her, but I don't want her to be miserable. The only way I have been able to even get her to remotely cooperate is to put her on my chest and lean back a little so that she is on her tummy. While I haven't been a faithful follower of this tummy time routine, I do want to say that she IS super strong and is picking up her head super well. I really WOULD be freaking out if she was still a limp little noodle who still had a bobble head that had to be completely supported. Anyway, any input on this matter would be helpful!
I do have a rather frustrating Adam update. Seems his internet hasn't been working for over 3 days now. Thankfully he was able to call me once from work and fill me in on what was going on. (As you might have guessed, when I don't hear from my husband who is in a war zone for 3 days, I get a little concerned...) It totally stinks not being able to talk to him. I don't know how women did it before the internet - only getting a letter from their husbands here and there. That would be tough. I hope things start working again soon because I am going crazy. I always have videos and pictures of MC I want to share with him but I can't do any of that when his stinking internet won't work. I am considering calling the Iraq internet people and giving them a piece of my hormonal mind. Yeah, you think the taliban is tough? Wait til you see a wife and mother who is deprived of her husband's sweet face for a few days...
While it has been difficult (at times even nearly impossible), my wonderful Adam will be home in a month!!! One short month and my family will be together again. I can't even begin to fathom how amazing its going to feel. I really don't think I will ever take our time together for granted again. As I wait patiently for that day, I ask a favor of all of you. With Valentine's day approaching, take a moment to thank God for all the people in your life you love. Offer a big thank you to Him for giving you time with them and don't ever take it for granted. You never know when you might be without them. Revel in all the small moments and store all the good memories. Tell those people how much you love them and that you are blessed to have them as part of your life! Give them a big hug and hold on just a little longer that you normally would. Do this one thing for me and all the other men and women who CAN'T hold that one person who makes our life complete. Tell that person you love them for all of us who CAN'T say "I love you" whenever we want. When you give them a kiss, kiss them again for all of us who can only kiss a webcam. Just be happy and let them know that they are the reason for it :)
Hope you all have a great weekend!!