Saturday we went out on our first restaurant outing with Virginia. We went and had dinner at Chilli's. Luckily, it was a little late and not that many people in the restaurant. Virginia stayed asleep and behaved great.
Sunday was unofficially grandparents day. We made the long trip down to Gastonia for a good Sunday dinner. Man, can my mom cook. It was so yummy. And it was nice to see Virginia took the hour long drive well and never woke up. We had a blast at Grandma and Grandpa Ford's house. We also got to visit with Aunt Susan and see her oh-so-cute baby bump. I just can't wait til Sam gets here. Virginia is ready for some company. Also, Uncle Joe was there and got to see Virginia for the first time. And it was his 30th birthday. After lunch, Great Grandma and Grandpa Brown came over. It is always so great to see Grandma Brown with Virginia. She just lights up when she has Virginia in her arms.
After we filled our bellies and watched the Panthers get their butts kicked, we headed back to Troutman. We had a few minutes of rest and grabbed some Subway for dinner. Then it was time for round two. Grandma Hilderbrand and her friend Linda stopped in and visited. Linda gave Virginia a really cute outfit, blanket, socks, and photo album. There was a bunch of whoos and ooohs and then they were on their way.
Monday brought a doctor's appointment and a visit to my job at GA Comm. The doctors appointment went well. Virginia is now 8lbs and 21 1/4 inches long. The doctor said she looked great. Afterwards we headed to GA Comm. to show her off to all my coworkers. They all loved her and took turns holding her. It was to funny when she only cried when my manager Dale hold her. Oh well, what are you going to do.
We headed home after that for a long night of staying up. I will have to confess; the doctor and Reiggin are right. Milk and cheese do not agree with Virginia. They make her upset and full of gas. So Monday night I did not get any sleep and was up all night with her. But now I know I have to bite the bullet and cut out milk and cheese from my diet. That is not so easy. Just think how much cheese you eat daily. But I love my baby so I am going to make a better effort to stay away from milk and cheese. That and I need sleep.
Now for Wednesday. I am super excited. Virginia and I have our first play date. I signed up on this website called Cafe Mom. It is a social site for moms to talk and meet other local moms. So I thought I would give it a try. I felt a little crazy and posted asking if any Troutman and Statesville mom's would like to get together for ice cream wednesday. I didn't think I would get any response. But, surprise! I got about 7 or so women who wrote back and said they would love to meet up. So I am super thrilled and can't wait. I just hope that maybe I will make some good new friends out of this adventure. And gain some good parenting advice from the mom's with older kids. Now that I am writing this I just realized that ice cream has milk. It will just be my one milk product for the week. Not counting what I ate Monday. [edit by Reiggin: She's not going to have any ice cream. They serve other deserts aside from just ice cream... lucky her. ;o)]
So has you can see we have had a busy couple of days. But it has been a blast. And here are a few pictures from over the weekend. I know it is more than a few but I just can't help myself with the camera. Enjoy and I hope everyone is having a great week.