Monday, January 12, 2009

Life with Audrey

We're going on week 3 and it's been a total whirlwind. I don't think I've slept more than 4 hours straight (usually it's 2-3 hours, and it's a very light sleep!) The best sleep I get is when Chris takes her in the evening. I'm at total peace knowing he's taking good care of her...I never hear her cry or fuss! He's got the magic touch when it comes to changing her diaper. She screams when I do it, but is so good for him, lol.

I knew that this would be hard. There's so much to get used to...lack of sleep, pumping every 3 hours, distinguishing her cries (hungry? dirty? gassy, fussy?) There have been times where I've questioned my mothering abilities. She's all-consuming! And so totally worth it. I just love and adore her...she's the sweetest thing. I'm so happy to have this time with her.

We had a check up today and she weighs 8 lbs 15oz...very healthy girl with no signs of jaundice! We go back in 2 weeks for shots. I was feeling brave so I took her to Target and she slept the whole time. I thought about taking her to the mall so I could do some walking but I was afraid to push my luck :) Another day!

My SIL Sarah is about to give birth any day now to Isabella. We cannot wait to meet our niece!

I updated our site with week 2 pics of Audrey. She gets more and more beautiful every day!


Lauren said...

I understand exactly what you mean about adjusting to life with baby. It gets easier, hang in there!

Audrey is getting more beautiful by the day!

Shannon said...

Your daughter looks so much like you, what a beautiful daughter

Kelly said...

She is beautiful! That is the most precious picture I have ever seen. Congratulations!

Christopher said...

I think you should post a baby picture of you and Audrey's totally awesome father. Let's see who she REALLY looks like. :)

Marianne said...

Audrey is so cute and I was so excited to finally see her! She's precious! Ryan and I are so excited to have a cute little niece!

PS Chris might be the most ridiculous person ever. :)

Brandy said...

I miss her!!
I say that everyday :)

Give her a kiss from her Aunt B please.

Alicea (mnbride1013) said...

She's just beautiful and don't doubt your mothering abilities. I'm sure it takes a lot of getting used to, sounds like you two are doing wonderful!

Jenn said...

Wow, I love your honestly on the first few weeks of having your own baby. She is just beautiful and I am sure that you are doing a wonderful job!