Monday, June 2, 2014

10 Days New

I cannot stop taking pictures of this kid.... She is just too darn cute!!!

We are getting along pretty well so far.  Emily is still eating like a champ, makes the most adorable faces, and constantly surprises us with the interesting noises she makes.  :)  She only takes cat naps lasting about 60-90 minutes if we're lucky throughout the day and night, so we're running low on sleep, but hanging in there.  I think I only slept a total of 10-12 hours the entire first week of her life.  Surprisingly, I don't feel super sleep deprived, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before it hits me like a brick, so the past couple days I've tried to take little naps after I feed her while daddy holds and cuddles her.

Today was a sunny, warm say, so we went out on our first long walk in her shiny new stroller.  She slept nearly the entire time, waking up on the way home because she was hungry.  I was a bit hesitant to take her out so soon, but when we left we saw 2 other babies from our building born the same week as her out and about for their own strolls, so that made me feel a bit better.  We kept a shade over her so that the sun didn't bother her and strangers couldn't really see or get near near her to touch her.  It was a nice change of scenery getting out of the apartment, even though it seemed going on that 1 mile walk required more planning and time coordination than a NASA rocket launch.  ;)

As for me, I'm finally starting to feel more myself, physically.  After having super-sized swollen feet and ankles for over a week, they're finally back down to size.  I was also able to wear my wedding ring today for the first time in 2 weeks, which is nice.  My after pains have seemed to simmer down and I no longer need to take Motrin every day, so that's a relief as well.  And, I can finally climb into my {unusually high} bed without the help of a step stool.... score!  Emotionally, I'm definitely still experiencing the lovely postpartum hormone shift which has me tear up very easily, but that's to be expected.  Overall, I think I'm on the right track to recuperation with no major complaints!

I'll be back later this week with Emily's birth story details and to announce the winner of our baby hunch poll!  In the meanwhile, HAPPY JUNE TO YOU!!!


  1. She really is a beautiful little dear. I would be taking hundreds of pictures too! Glad you are healing up nicely and are able to get out for walks. I was always hesitant about getting my son out too early in the beginning, but he was born at the end of December so right at the height of cold/flu season. I am really looking forward to hearing the birth story. Congrats again on delivering such a beautiful little doll. :)

    1. I can't even imagine taking a newborn out in freezing cold winter weather.... especially with the winter we just had this year! I was hesitant to take her out today for fear that it was too HOT (it was 84 and very sunny here today) but I guess hot is better than cold/flu season! This mommy thing is tricky.... so many things to worry about!! :) Thanks again so much for the well wishes and the support! Hope you're feeling good! xoxo


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