I remember coming home from the hospital, and feeling so overwhelmed and scared to take care of a newborn. Those first weeks of Adele’s life were the most challenging days I’ve ever encountered. Filled with lots of love and happiness too, but also paired with fear and sadness too (blame the hormones). I remember that on day 8 or 9 of her life feeling like those dark emotions were never going to fade away. People kept telling me that everything would change in 4-6 weeks. I did the math… 6 weeks was 42 days away! That seemed like too many and I really didn’t think I’d make it to that point…. yet here I am! 42 days later! And it’s TRUE what the say! Everything changed when she turned one-month old and it just keeps getting better.
She’s sleeping 8-9 hours a night straight, she’s smiling, she’s fun to interact with now! She’s learning and growing more everyday! I am enjoying being Adele’s mom. I am excited to wake up in the morning to see her. She makes me smile all day long.
Six weeks is such a developmental milestone for a newborn and I just can’t believe we made it! Thank you so much to everyone who commented, emailed, called or visited during those first few weeks. You were all so helpful and we are so thankful for the encouragement and support. We conquered and came out on the other side! I seriously feel like super woman now. I made it through the first 6 weeks! I can do anything! haha
When I look at her now, I don’t see a newborn. I see an infant! She has expressions and preferences! I can even see rays of her personality starting to shine through. She fits in so wonderful in our family. We are SO happy she is here. The best is yet to come!