Thursday, December 15, 2011

First Few Weeks with a Newborn

It's been a crazy 3 weeks adjusting to a newborn in the house. Between the constant feeding, diaper changes, lack of sleep, and laundry we're exhausted but so happy to have this precious gift. I catch myself just staring at her soaking in all her cuteness.

The first week, Leah had her days and nights mixed up. She would be passed out all day and wide eyed at night. She had a constant flow of visitors coming to the house and it was fun getting to see so many people. My parents and brother's family came to our house for Thanksgiving lunch since we wouldn't be able to make it to the big family get together. The Friday after Thanksgiving, Matt's family came to visit.

The second and third week, we've been getting her used to her night time routine and she's seemed to be adjusting pretty well. She has an amazingly strong neck for a 3 week old and can lift her head up really well during tummy time. We see random smiles here and there which melts my heart even if they are just random muscle movements. I can't wait until she can look at us and smile. She's a voracious eater. We have nicknamed her the "milk vampire." She eats every 1.5-2 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours at night. She's already starting to grow out of her newborn clothes. It's amazing to think how tiny she was just a few weeks ago. At her 2 week appointment, she weighed 7 lb 14.3 oz and was 21.26 inches. Matt went back to work on December 12th. I was scared to be with the baby by myself. My parents have been coming up every week to help cook and help out around the house. It's been so nice to have them somewhat close by.

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