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