3 weeks of…

Diapers.

Sleeping in 2-4 hour bursts.

Swinging, Rocking, Bouncing, Patting.

Many many loads of laundry.

Burps.

Mini clothes.

Incision pain.

Lots and Lots and Lots of Family help – I literally couldn’t not have stayed sane without it.

Swaddling.

Hormone mood swing craziness.

Weight gain of 2.5 lbs for Little Lulu (She weighs 9 lb 5 oz today!!!!).

Weight loss of 20 lbs for me.

Bright wide blue eyes looking up at me.

Little fingers that wrap around mine.

Today, I realized that she recognizes me! Lulu was crying, getting her diaper changed before I nursed her. And my mom put her on the boppy on my lap and Lulu calmed down a little bit and looked at me and opened her mouth wide and said, “Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah” as she tried to wiggle closer to me. So… by recognize me I mean that she recognized that I am the food source. But it made me feel good!

I love my little girl. I’m enjoying breastfeeding. I’m slowly healing. Viddy is a great help and is fantastic at middle of the night diaper changes and swaddling. And I’ve found that if I get a middle of the day nap – I can do okay with less sleep.

Things I didn’t expect with a newborn: How hard it is to get someplace at a specific time. Church, for example. And that newborns are apparently wired with a mom radar that alerts them to the fact that their mom is going to shower or go to the bathroom, etc. And how hard it is to stay awake to breastfeed at 3 am – I spend a lot of time on my iPhone, reading blogs, facebook, and playing easy low-brain-power games.

3 weeks ago Little Lulu was inside me, fed and taken care of without me thinking about it. Now she’s in my arms needing to be fed, changed, or swaddled. It definitely has been and I’m sure will continue to be an adventure!

 

3 comments to 3 weeks of…

  • engquist  says:

    I sure do like that Lulu and her momma! Thank you for sharing all the pictures!!

  • Pia  says:

    She is soooo cute…..I know its hard but so worth it:)

  • Vanessa  says:

    She really is so beautiful. I am glad that you guys are home and healthy now. I hope that you are still healing well; it definitely takes time. I loved reading your post because I can totally relate and it makes me happy to think about those sweet moments. Everything changes SO fast! Enjoy each moment and keep us up to date. I think about you guys often and hope that you are doing wonderfully!

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