Friday, July 06, 2012

1 week with Willow

One week already!  We are all snuggling in with this new baby as much as we can.  I ended up getting a wacky fever that has thankfully gone away.  I think I lost about half my baby weight in water loss.  So we are spending lots of down time together.  I am thinking next week I will start to emerge back into the world.  It has paid off to go slow this time around.

Willow is sleeping well and starting to have more and longer awake periods during the day.  Also during the night.. but I seem to be adjusting to the 24 hour clock fairly well.  Thankfully Kevin has been on the go with Eliot during the day so we can rest and sleep. Sometimes it is hard to sleep, I just sit and gaze at her.  So tiny and sweet.  I know these days will fly by so I am trying to take the time to just enjoy her being so little even though it can be hard sometimes!  

I have lots of books at my bedside, too.  I haven't had this much time to read in ages.  I have grand gardening plans up my sleeve, heh.

Eliot has been singing to her in his cute monotone singing voice and very interested in how her little systems work.  He loves it when she looks at him and stops fussing when he talks and sings to her.  Thankfully his frustrations with not being the only kid anymore haven't been directed towards her.  He has been a little short with me but in time I think it will pass as we all keep adjusting.

We gave Willow her first bath.  Wasn't much of a bath because she hated it!  It was hard not to laugh at the sheer volume she exerted during the process.

She has been a really easy kid so far. Easy to put down for naps as long as she doesn't get the hiccups.  She really wants to suck her thumb but cant quite get it.  She is nursing a ton right now in between naps, I think she is growing fast.  At her 4 day check up she weighed in at 7lb 10oz.  That is a recovery from the 6lb 10oz she weighed after she lost the original weight after birth.

So happy days indeed.  Off for a nap!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Welcome Willow Alice to the world.  She was born on June 28th, 2012 at 5:25pm and weighing in at 7lb 5oz and 19" long.  We are all happily at home now adjusting to our new little person.  Eliot is over the moon about her so far.  I am testing out the sling I made right now and she seems to be happily dozing so that I can type with two hands.  

The birth went exponentially better than the last time and I feel recovery is going to be much faster as long as I don't over do it.  I will post more pictures when I can!

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