Friday, February 15, 2008

Some more baby and things!

Her Going home outfit, provided by my sister Jessica. Thanks Jessica!

Well, I'm a mother now. Its been a challenging first week. I didn't think it would be this difficult to adjust to motherhood. I've wanted to be a mother my whole life and now that I am , I'm afriad I'm not doing it right. First off, the jaundice isn't going away like it should. The doctor said to have her be in the sun and then the last two days its been cloudy. So I hope it goes away on its own.
Grandma with baby!

I'm having a real struggle with feeding her. I went to a Lactation consultant yesterday and she said my baby is a lazy eater. She doesn't want to 'work' for the food. She just falls asleep when I try to feed her. So We're giving her a bottle with a nipple that is harder for her to suck on to try and improve her sucking muscles and I have to pump every 2-3 hours to keep my milk coming in. I want to feed her myself so badly. But the lady said even if she doesn't ever catch on. My first priority is to feed my baby. Not to be selfish and have her breastfeed not knowing if she's getting enough to eat. I just have to keep that in mind when I'm sitting there feeding her with a bottle that, She needs to eat one way or another and that I'm not a bad mother if I can't get her to latch on to me.

Her Birth weight.

Other then that part having a baby around is awesome. I just look at her all day long. She's so beautiful. I love all her blonde hair and everyonce in a while I'll catch her with a big grin on her face. I love it when Matt is home and carriers her and holds her and kisses on her. its fun when He leaves in the morning and gives each of his girls Kisses. He says goodbye to his "little love" and then kisses me goodbye for his "love of his life" One of these days he won't have to say goodbye but stay home and be the stay at home daddy that I want him to be.
Other news,

A week or two before the baby came our car got broken into. They broke that back little side window. I'm glad they didn't take the car seat. That was probably the most expensive thing in the car. Anyway they rummaged through a few things and ended up taking a few dozen leadership CD's. I find it ironic that that is all they got from me. I know one of these days I'm going to be at a leadership development meeting where they'll be some guy up there telling us his story about how he was not into such great things when he was younger and then one day he broke into some person's car and all he got were these dumb CD's. but decided to see what they were all about and 'well look at me know.' I'm a changed MAN!
That will be the day!

Valentines Day with a brand new baby was kind of hard for us. Matt really wanted to do something special for us but we couldn't go out with a new baby. So Matt being so sweet brought home some sushi (California Rolls) I'm not a real sushi fan. and we got a girly movie and held the baby for the evening. It was nice to be able to cuddle up with matt and our darling little girl. Not the most romatic evening but it was nice all the same. Oh and Matt likes to get me stuffed animals and this time got me a big fluffy bear and a little red one for baby Kathryn. He's so sweet. Daddy and Kathryn on Valentines day! How he loves her so!

I'd like to thank all who have commented on how beautiful our baby is and all your words of love and care. It really does make my day when I get a comment from one of my wonderful friends.

Hope you enjoy the next pictures of our precious baby.

She is one week old today. Doesn't she look so peaceful! I think I'll put a weekly picture of her on her one week, two week and so on anniversary.


Rachel said...

I wish I was there to come over and bond with you on how hard and wonderful motherhood is! It is so difficult, I don't even try to pretend that it all comes naturally anymore! I promise with support and the spirit all things will work for your good. So don't be afraid to ask! When people say, "Do you need anything?" Say: YES!

"Bring dinner."
"Come clean my house."
"Here are my errands."
"My laundry is waiting!"

Love ya and praying for you!
and p.s. I emailed you too:)

Mark & Kristen said...

Heather!! Oh my gosh!! I was thinking about you today and wondering if you had your baby! (Sorry I am a little behind!) I must have looked at your blog like the day you had her or something, because I don't think it was too long ago!! :)

Her hair is just priceless!! I love it!! I can't even find enough words to say how beautiful she is! I hope I get to see her in person soon!! :)

Erika Amezquita said...

Hi Heather, Congratulations! She is sooooo beautiful I love the chubby cheeks and the blond hair! I know how you feel about the jaundice, my second son Ryan had Jaundice up until he was 2 months old! I was terrified but the doctors confirmed it was "breastmilk jaundice" and had me give him formula for 48 hours and then return to breastmilk and that worked.

Anyway, your baby is so cute she makes me want to have another! You're doing a great job!

Jenni said...

Ohh. I don't think Mommyhood comes too naturally to anyone. Nursing my first baby was rediculously painful and not easy to start, but I'm greatful I stuck with it. I agree help baby eat with bottle, but don't stop offering the real stuff. Hmmn. Could you post your email address on my blog! I'll shoot you and email.

I'm sure you are doing great as a Mommy! Perhaps one day we'll have to come visit down there and enjoy some warm weather. The snow is great, but warm sunshine sounds so inticing!

Oh yeah, and if it's just warm and cloudy out, some uv rays still come through the clouds!

I'm so happy for you and your cute little family... Hope you are all well.

Sam and Jamie Taylor said...

I am so bummed I was not able to come to your baby shower. I got so busy that week that I didn't even realize you hadn't written me back. I should've commented on your blog.

Well, I agree with everyone else, your baby is beautiful. I am so surprised by how light her hair is. I highly doubt we'll ever get light-haired kids--seeing as my husband and I are so dark. :)

Anyway, I know you will be a wonderful mother. It's a tough job, but so rewarding. And breastfeeding? I could go on and on. I couldn't breastfeed Sam because of some complications, and I felt so terrible about it, but once I made the decision, my husband was right there to support me. With Dallen I was able to for four months, but not without a lot of hard work. Good luck, and if you ever wanna chat, let me know. I'd love to come by and see you, wherever you are. :) Write me back!

shannonb said...

I love seeing new pics of Kathryn. Looks like you are adjusting nicely. That is so cute that Matt kisses his "little love" and "love of his life" so adorable!

Cindy said...

She is so cute, Heather- I love all of her hair!!

Kenyon said...

I loved seeing you the other day. Kathryn is so beautiful. You are doing GREAT, it just keeps getting better from here on out:)

H said...

Team Weir seems to have done a fine job in adding to their line-up. What a beautiful girl to cuddle, hold, and adore. I know you will come out on top with all the challenges, even with the rain! Call if you need anything, I can do stuff in the mornings but work in the afternoons. Hopefully I can bring dinner next week!