We are now 11 days in as a family of three. It’s been an adjustment, but it also feels so normal and so right. We can’t imagine our lives without our little girl and every day, we notice more about her personality, habits and growth. She is so fascinating to watch. She has so many facial expressions and you can see the curiosity in her eyes. She loves to stare at our faces, listen to our voices and be a part of whatever it is that we’re doing.
She’s on a pretty consistent schedule right now that is in three hour rotations. Eat, Burp, Cuddle, Sleep. I’m nursing her on-demand right now because she’s been waking up on her own in three hour increments. It’s nice to have the predictability, but still difficult to really get anything done because I only have a few 1.5 hour windows during the day when she’s napping.
I’m lucky that she’s a really great eater. She’s been latching on pretty well, though we’re still working out a few kinks. But she eats until she is content and usually falls asleep right after with little fuss.
We were so lucky to have Irving’s mom staying with us last week and she helped us in so many ways. Grandmas have that magic touch. They get hidden burps out and can hush a baby better than anyone. =) Thank you, grandma!
I’m doing really well. Week two was exponentially better than week one. I’m learning more about Adele every day, and it’s really starting to feel normal to have her here with us. I am working on a post to talk about this transition. But things are going pretty smooth for us now.
In other news…. it only took me NINE days to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight!!! (My pre-pregnancy SHAPE is another story, but I’m super excited the baby weight came off so easily). Now I am working on losing the post-wedding weight too…. three cheers for breastfeeding!!