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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Two Weeks and Growing
I just had to put a picture of me eating sushi after waiting nearly 10 months for it:). Daisy wanted some too! :)
Daisy's Stats Today: 21" long 7 pounds 11 ounces
Daisy is doing great! She is gaining weight, getting longer and continues to eat like a champ. She does have very mild jaundice, but the pediatrician said it should go away on its own in the next week or so and was not concerned about it. I had to temporarily supplement some formula into Daisy's diet this past week because she was so hungry. It upset me initially because it was not expected but, I have peace about it now thankfully and it might only be temporary. Wow, I typed all of that with one hand because Daisy was asleep in my left. I have them both now for a minute, woohoo!!
We are still working to get Daisy's days and nights on track and I think we are making baby steps of progress. Last night she woke up every 2 to 2.5 hours to eat and was pretty good about going back to sleep after wards which is a first for us. Two weeks of no sleep at night and horrible naps during the day was really wearing me ragged. It's all trial and error with a new baby because what works for one baby may very well not work for another. In spite of the exhaustion, I absolutely love being Daisy's mommy!! I love listening to her talk when she is awake, love watching her facial expressions when she is asleep, love comforting her when she is frustrated or hungry and just love getting to know my daughter and what makes her tick. I love looking at her fragile body and soaking up the fact that God wove her together in my womb and she is perfectly made by Him! She is a miracle that I get to enjoy everyday!
Joey has been so helpful with diaper changes (he probably does more than I do), he loves burping Daisy and hearing her loud belches:) What a guy right:). He was excited to go for a walk with me and Daisy on his lunch break yesterday and wanted to push the stroller. I think he takes a lot of pride in pushing his daughter around in her stroller and it is so cute to watch him. He has been preparing bottles for me, keeping our house tidy so that I stay sane and all the while working long days and getting very little sleep at night. He's a great Daddy and I want to make sure to give him credit where credit is due:-)
I am 27 now! Only 3 years to 30. Where did the time go? Yesterday was a rough day because Daisy only took 2 twenty minute naps all day and I was running on 3 hours of sleep from the night before so I was not a happy camper but, God is so gracious to sustain us new mamas and somehow I made it through. The truth is, I got the best birthday present in the whole world this year; a happy, healthy baby girl and I couldn't ask for more! Thank you Daisy for blessing my life with your presence!! xoxo