Thursday, August 11, 2011
Little Bird updates
Since the birth story was pretty heavy, I wanted to make sure everyone knew I was ok and loving and thriving with my daughter.
I have a daughter.
It's fun to say outloud.
Here is some general information about our beautiful little bird.
She originally lost 10% of her birth weight, but at her first pedi appt today, she has gained 5% of it back! She is currently 7lbs 15 ounces and 21.2 inches long.
Here she is on the day we brought her home. Since being home, we had one very rough night of cluster feeding and zero sleep. Both Chris and I were quite worried, but I think my milk just hadn't come in and she wasn't satisfied. The last 2 nights have been great, as she gets into 2-3 hour stretches of sleep, which is MORE than enough for me (i had only been sleeping an hour at a time in the last month of pregnancy). We know that she has no schedule and everything can change at any point. But she's been very kind to us the last few nights.
*She hates diaper changes, being naked, spongebaths and being cold (all standard nb behavior I think)
*She LOVES being dressed and warm.
*She can ninja her way out of any swaddle
*She keeps her legs crossed and pulled in at almost all times. The same way momma sits
*She loves to fold herself into a pretzel
*She will stare at Daddy for hours
*She is a champion burper and pooper, and impressed the lactation consultant with both today
Everything about her is just amazing. Chris is such an amazing father. Nothing scares him, and he is all in for every situation. I love him so much for taking good care of me and her.
I am doing ok--some hours are less painful than others. I am trying to do a little walking every day. Today, I cleaned the kitchen up and it felt pretty ok.
Well, that's it so far. We love her so much.