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!