Monday, October 31, 2011

Perfection

Wow, what a whirlwind this week has been. 

There are so many emotions and thoughts going through my head, I can't even explain. Emily is a wonderful baby, perfect in every way!  Steve and I are so blessed to have her.

I can't really put together a coherent post right now so here are some bullet points

  • Emily is breast feeding and doing very well with it.  I have to use a nipple shield to get her to latch but that is fine with me.  It is scary not knowing how much she is eating and if she is getting enough milk.  I think feeding is the hardest part of being a mom so far. I had some issues with engorgement on my right side- holy painful.  I took ad.vil, did a lot of massaging, and pumped - it seems to be getting better.

  • Sleep is pretty much non-existent at this point.  Since she eats every 2-3 hours and it takes her about 30 minutes (or more) to eat, we spend most of our time in the recliner.  At first we were having trouble getting her to sleep in her bassinet but my sister gave me the best suggestion to warm up the mattress with a heating pad before putting her in it so it's nice and warm (we take the heating pad out before we put her in) this works like a charm!  (Thanks Kels!)

  • Like I mentioned earlier, I'm emotional....about everything.  It kills me when she cries.

  • Diapers, diapers, diapers. Just saying.

  • Steve has been the most amazing dad and husband through everything.  He has been getting up with me to help, at all hours of the night, and that makes things so much easier to handle.  I can't thank him enough for being such a great husband.  It is so wonderful to watch him with her and to see the pride in his eyes.

  • Our families have been so great and helpful, I can't thank them all enough!!
Thank you all for your kind comments, I will be back to checking all of your blogs soon!

I will leave you with a few pics of our sweet girl, stay tuned for Emily's birth story...




28 comments:

  1. She's so sweet. I'm so glad everything is going so well. Congratulations!

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  2. I love all of her hair! She is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the heating blanket tip! I will try that with Aiden to see if that helps him sleep in his bassinet. As hard as it is to do, I wish I would have put Aiden down more in his bassinet for naps when he was first born....I LOVED holding him, but now we are struggling getting him to stay in there. Sounds like you and Emily are doing great, enjoy every moment, even the sleep deprivation! It flies by SOOOO fast!

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  3. Look at all that hair!!! Congrats Momma!

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  4. Ahh!! So so so adorable! I am so happy to hear things are going well with the breastfeeding. Emily is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations again mama!

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  5. She is a cutie and look at that hair.

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  6. She has so much hair! Those pictures are adorable.

    Glad to hear things are going well.

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  7. So glad to hear that all is going well!!! She is gorgeous!

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  8. She is so very precious!!! I can't wait to hear about her birth story and more about how things are going!!! Much love to you all!!!

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  9. So, so perfect! Glad to hear things are going well! You look great!

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  10. She is absolutely beautiful and perfect. Congrats Momma!!

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  11. She is absolutely gorgeous! So glad you are doing so well. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in being a mommy!

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  12. Love her hair!!! I'm glad that breastfeeding is going well. I had to use a nipple shield the first 2-3 months. It was worth it!

    Can't wait to hear the birth story!

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  13. She is beautiful congratulations mama!!! You look great too!!
    I can't wait to hear the birth story!

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  14. Oh my goodness how adorable is she? Glad things are going so well and like every one else I can't wait to hear the birth story! Enjoy your precious miracle :)

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  15. love love love her and so glad all is going well!! you are all in my thoughts daily!!!! so happy for you :)

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  16. I am so glad things are going well!!! She is adorable and that hair is fabulous! Can't wait to hear more.

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  17. Emily is just beautiful Bridget-huge congratulations to you! Glad things are going so well and look forward to reading all the updates!xoxo

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  18. Pure perfection :) (you look great too!)

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  19. Awh - what a beautiful little girl with great hair! :) You look great too Mamma!! Glad to hear things are going well, and I can't wait to read all about the birth!

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  20. Look forward to the birth story and any more newborn tips you want to share:] I LOVE the hair, just made me smile, true perfection!

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  21. You look absolutely fantastic! And like others have said, look at that hair!!

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  22. She's adorable... congratulations again :) xoxo

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  23. Must be such a wonderful time, despite the lack of sleep =) She's adorable!

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  24. That is a very gorgeous baby! I am so happy to hear all is going well.

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  25. She is SOOOO cute! Gorgeous just like mama! Love all that hair, she will be rocking the bows in no time!!

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