Thursday, January 16, 2014

At the Beginning with You

As I'm writing this, you're approaching four weeks on this planet. I figure that means it's time for a little highlights reel, don't you think?

The first week was pretty rough for your mommy. I couldn't do nearly as much for you as I wanted to, but Daddy was an amazing relief pitcher and stepped up whenever I needed him to. You had lost a lot of weight since you were born, which is normal, but you weren't gaining it back as quickly as you should. This meant very frequent visits with Dr. Cooper to get your weight checked. I'll talk more about our journey with breastfeeding later, but for now I'll just say that we were off to a rocky start with eating.

You started to get the hang of it, though, and by the end of your second week, we were getting into a routine. Daddy went back to work, and we enjoyed having some girl time. Over the next couple of weeks, we really bonded. You've started to smile more, and you're even playful! It's so much fun to watch your personality start to emerge. You haven't made it out of the house much yet (since I'm still not allowed to carry the carrier with you in it), but you've already done so much in just a few short weeks!

You celebrated your first Christmas...

...and your first New Year's Eve (we made it until 11:30...and then 2:00...and then 4:00...)

You had lots of good times with Mommy and Daddy...

...and with some new friends, too!

You showed off a bunch of awesome outfits (and accessories).

And, of course, you've had lots of snuggles with your best friend Chelsea.

We can't wait to see what kind of adventures you'll have in the next few weeks!

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how each week there is growth & development, right! Yours all comes back to me as I read this! <3