First, some quick pics from Claire's arrival:
|41w2d - We're Going To the Hospital!|
|Last moments before the C-Section.|
|Here she comes!!! (I was quite emotional at this point)|
|Here we are on day 2 - I'm wearing my "gownie" and |
a little makeup, I usually looked terrible!
We're in our third week now. Claire did great at her 3-week appointment. Up to 9 lbs 8 oz and measuring 21 3/4 inches long. She'd lost 10% of her weight in the hospital so we had to supplement with formula for 24 hours but in a re-weigh the day after we were discharged, she'd gained enough to quit the formula. I've been breastfeeding her since day one and I love it! I have to start pumping a lot now so there's a reserve for when I go back to work. We need to get her used to the bottle. It'll also allow DH to take some nighttime feeding shifts so I can sleep. I average maybe 5 hours of sleep every 24 hours, if I'm lucky.
I love every second of my diaper-filled, spit-up on, unkempt, exhausted, hungry life.
I need to write a post on how I feel guilty every time I am tired or my nipples hurt, or when Claire goes through 5 diapers in an hour or if I don't feel thrilled every second of every day since it took everything we had to get her.
We are so lucky and I hate that I have to go back to work soon! I love being a mommy.