Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Affirmations

Today Joshua, Clare, and I went to see the doctor for Clare's two-month checkup. As I am explaining to the doctor that Clare is a beast when she's sleepy, she's laying in my lap and cooing and gurgling, and flashing gummy grins at me. The doctor and I chatted about sleep habits, nursing, vaccinations, and the rest of the items on the infant checkup checklist. Then the doctor started her physical exam, checked her over and proclaimed that she is one big and healthy baby. Before she left the room she said to me, "I wouldn't change anything you're doing. You're good at this."

Did you hear that! "You're good at this!"

Those words that every career-woman-turned-stay-at-home-mom aches, longs, screams to hear!

You're good at this!

That's enough affirmation to last me--well--to Clare's four-month appointment, at which point I will gladly slip the doc a $20 if she'll just say it again.

But for now I'll believe that, hey, I'm good at this!

Just for fun: Clare now weighs 14 lbs., 7 oz. (off the charts), she is 24" long (95th percentile), and her head is 42cm in circumference (also off the charts).

5 comments:

Jenny said...

So at two months, Clare is getting close to Adam at 13. Uh oh. (Yeah, my boys spent their formative year + somewhere between the 10th and 20th percentile, with head sizes in the 50th or so.)

Glad to hear you're good at it. Of course we all knew you were...

Montana Dave said...

Get that girl some striped socks, you've got a next generation Lady Vol in your arms! You should probably start bathing her in Gatorade and for goodness sake, teach her how to set a decent pick. One thing she has going for her, I bet she can already dribble like a pro...

martha said...

Dribble! Hah!

Hey, you're good at everything you do, so why should mom-ing be any different, superstar?

Rev. Tiffany Steinwert said...

Congrats!! Of course, there were many of us who suspected that a while ago.

Orangeblossoms said...

of course you're good at this! Sheesh. Woman. You are just plain GOOD!