Thursday, August 17, 2006

Settling in...

I have at least 5 different posts rolling in my head.
Soon I hope to get to all of them.

Birth story to come...

The little butterfly is doing great. I am in awe of her still. R and I can't stop staring at her. He was folding her little clothes last night and we both just marveled at the reality that We. Have. A. BABY.

I have to say these first two weeks have been really fine. Not at all the craziness I expected. Maybe that is coming? For now the biggest drama has been getting her to stay awake long enough to eat. She lost a little more than the doctor wanted her to, so for one day we were a little worried. After talking to a lactation consultant she reminded us that even though she weighed in at 7lbs 3oz she is still a preemie. So it is very very important to get her to eat...breast milk, formula whatever it takes. She is alert a little bit more every day, which has made it easier to get her to stay on the boob. Last night was my first night up with her alone. I told R to sleep and let me give it a go on my own. He usually wakes her up, changes her diaper, sits with me while I feed her and then gets her back to sleep. Yeah, I know, I'm lucky. But I already knew I had the bestest husband in the world. We did just fine alone and R got a few more hours of sleep.

He needed sleep last night because today R is at a focus group for the company that makes the Yuppie Trophy Stroller. The reward for this is FREE stroller. Pretty cool. Now we can roll around sans guilt, not that we had any and not that anyone else would know we got a free YTS, but it's all cool just the same.

Ok of all the words I've been thinking about the last two weeks...this has nothing to do with any of 'em. Soon though soon. We have R's parents in this week, but I'll try to get at least one something new up.

Until then I'm off to stare at the butterfly.


Anonymous Sassy said...

That sounds fantastic. It's great to hear that everything's going well.

7:44 PM  
Blogger davispigeon said...

I. Am. SO. HAPPY. For you two!
Proud Auntie B LOVES the daisy-baby.

10:23 PM  

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