Joining up with Jen again for 7 Quick Takes...
First of all, thank you all so much for your super sweet comments, texts, and e-mails!
We sure are feeling the e-love over here!
This week has been absolutely amazing! Finally having our little girl home and in our arms is the best feeling ever. I truly feel like I'm finally where I was always meant to be...a wife to a wonderful husband and the mother of the most amazing little gal in the entire world.
Anyway, I totally plan on getting McCartney's birth story up here soon, but in the meantime here are 7 Quick Takes from our first few days home as a family of four (can't forget about our Trudy!).
Warning: Baby photo overload to come.
1. So, we got lucky - McCartney is a really, really good baby.
She has a cute little cry that can easily be muted by being picked up and/or feeding her. Seriously, boobs can solve anything! She loves to snuggle and so far hasn't been fussy. We just can't get over how pleasant she is.
2. Right now she has her nights and days a little mixed up (jetlag as our pediatrician called it) but he predicts that she'll sort that out over the next few weeks. During the day she is a snoozing queen and at night she wakes up about every three hours. One of those times she's awake for at least an hour and a half, chowing down and then just staring at the world.
3. Speaking of our pediatrician, we love him. When Ben was a med student he did a rotation with him and knew from then that he wanted him to be our baby's doctor. We went for her first check-up on Thursday and he said that she is "perfect." She had only lost 4 ounces since her birth, so he said that we didn't even have to come back in in two weeks to check on her weight.
|Off to her first doctor's appointment!|
4. We weren't surprised though because the girl LOVES to eat. There is a high chance that we could have a 300 lb one-year old with the way that she chows down. I'm so proud of her though. She has been a natural at breastfeeding since day one. Her latch has been great which is awesome for me. We've really lucked out in that department. I had prepared myself for anything, so the fact that it came easy to her was a real blessing. Trudy is my nursing partner in crime. If I decide to nurse in the nursery, she gets up with me and lays at my feet. Hence her new nickname, Nurse Trudy.
5. Oh, and did I mention that she likes to poop too? Well, I don't think she likes it, but she does it...a lot! Like a lot a lot. She is in the category of babies that poop after every single feeding. It's nice and loud too. Such a little lady!
One thing for sure though is that she does not like having her diaper changed. She's good until I unhook it and then the Faulkner-I'm-So-Cold genes kick in and she does not like it one.little.bit. But a quick wipe and new diaper and you would think that nothing had happened.
|Deep in Thought|
6. Ben is just in love with her. It melts my heart when I watch them together. The other day I caught him telling her all about his job, explaining what a surgeon does and such. It was so precious that I may or may not have teared up a bit. He calls her his little caterpillar because when she is swaddled she lifts her little legs up like she's in a cocoon...it's pretty adorable! He's been such a great dad and a wonderful help to me. He took the entire week off and has been studying for a huge test that he has on Saturday, but he'll stop in a moments notice to grab me a burp cloth or bring me some water. I didn't think that I could be more in love with him, but I find myself loving him more and more each day.
(Trudy thinks she's pretty awesome too, but that's a whole 'nother post on its own!)
7. And in case it's not clear, I'm in love with our little gal too. She is our little miracle, a gift from God. I thank Him all the time for bringing her into our lives. These first few days have been absolutely amazing and beautiful. I can't wait to see what the years to come will bring.
We love you little gal!
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