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

9 comments:

  1. She has the prettiest eyes and the most gorgeous little lips and I honsestly just want to EAT her up! Can you give her a kiss from me please?! I am glad you are truely SOAKing it all up despite the lack of sleep and hanging in there tough! It's amazing how God gives us the strength when we are sure we have nothing left! And kudos to Joey, we all knew he would make one awesome Daddy! XOXO

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  2. she is just gorgeous!! honestly-she is a beautiful little baby!! i love her expression in the one with joey-great stuff!

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  3. she is a little doll baby! Such beautiful feminine features!

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  4. I'm typing with one hand right now too:). Every time I see a new update on your blog I say "YES!!!" I love your little angel baby! It's so fun to see all the pretty girl colors in the pictures! I'm def not used to that. I love the pic of her looking at Joey with that cute shirt on; how perfect-o!! Happy Birthday Casey!! Yes you did get the best birthday present ever! How fun that you and Daisy have close birthdays!!! I'm so very happy for you guys! She is so precious; I could look at her all day!!

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  5. i love the boxing gloves! :)

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  6. I love the pictures and I'm glad you were able to share your love of sushi with your little Daisy. :-)

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  7. Wow Casey she is so alert for only two weeks. You must be in heaven...she looks like an angel. By the way you look amazing!! -Steph, Adam and Jacob

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  8. ok seriously I thought I had commented! I must have been just thinking my comment and didn't write it! I LOVE all the pictures, she seriously is so precious and soft. AND she looks just like momma! She is going to be one beautiful girl! You look great Casey, did NOT just have a baby and I love the picture of her looking at Joe...so incredible! Thanks for the pics!!!!!!

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  9. Love all the pictures and glad that you're figuring each other out and that it's starting to get easier on you!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

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