Here's whats been going on:
Not too bad! She is actually great at breastfeeding. She latches on really well. Its so cute...on the weekends Tony helps at night and does her diaper changes. She hates getting her diaper changed so she cries the whole time, but as soon as he hands her to me, she attacks the boob and starts sucking away as happy as can be. Such a sweet girl when eating. We are still going to our Breastfeeding Support Group which has been great and we always get tons of information when we go.
Eh..could be better. We are trying a nighttime routine of bath, swaddle, eat, then bed. When she goes to bed she sleeps about 2-3 hours. But then she's up every 1-2 hours after. We are trying to fix this but I know she is still just a newborn so it might take some time. Last Thursday and Friday nights were the best though!! She only woke up at 3am and 6am and was up only to feed for 20 minutes and then back to sleep. It was glorious! Hoping to accomplish this again one night soon...
I can't believe how in love we are with this girl. Its cheesy but there's a line in the movie Where the Heart Is when she meets her baby girl and says "how can you love someone so much you just met?" SO TRUE! This girl is part of us and a part of our family.
To my beautiful baby girl: You filled a place in my heart that only you could fill and you made me a mama. There is nothing comparable to being your mom, even though it has only been a month. It's only by an amazing miracle that God chose me to be your mommy. I am so thankful for His Grace that brought us together. It's also incredible to see the love your daddy has for you. You are his little girl and I'm pretty sure you already have him wrapped around your little finger. Daddy and I love you so much!