Sunday, September 26, 2010

Two Weeks!


We've been holding, changing, feeding and loving you for TWO WHOLE WEEKS. Wow. What a difference the second week makes. First, I am feeling so much better and both of us are starting to settle down and rest a little bit more. Daddy is still struggling, but it is only because he loves you so much, it is hard to put you down at night and he's always had trouble resting during the day. With a little planning, spending more and more one-on-one time with you, we are all figuring each other out and it really makes each and every day a little easier!

We've done more outings rather than visits here and still worked on not over-scheduling. All these little changes have helped us in our transition to our new life with you! Mama even drove yesterday alone with you in the car! At 36 years old, it sounds crazy to admit that particularly considering all the other babies I've driven around. I have no idea why every new thing I do with you terrifies me, but I gain confidence each time I do something new with you. I think all the baby contraptions scare me more than just being with you. However, after our trek yesterday, I'm ready to buzz you around town now... Well, except I haven't mastered the stroller yet. In time!

This is your just waking up stretch and yawn that makes me just want to smooch on your cheeks.

You really like your car seat and enjoy riding in the car. You are so patient when we buckle you in. Such a good girl.

Baby Legs are our new favorite thing. It can be a bit chilly at times and you have a TON of newborn size onesies, but they leave your little legs out in the cold! Hello - Baby Legs (and they are cute too!).

Yesterday, you attended your first ALS walk in memory of your Grandma. How proud she must have been! (Just trust me, you are cuddled in your car seat underneath your blanket).

You were such a good girl!

One thing that developed this week was your flaking skin. Daddy and I worried something was wrong. After some Google research, we learned it is just a sign of you being a full-term baby in water all that time. It should clear up this next week!

Cuddles from Daddy before the start of the walk.

You got a snuggly ride with Aunt Jody during the walk!

Baby, thank you for being the absolute light of our lives. It is hard not to smile when around you; even in the middle of the night when you'd rather look at us then go back to sleep. We love you with all of our hearts. Hello, week three!



PS: On a completely unrelated note, as of this morning, your Mom is two pounds UNDER her pre-pregnancy weight and back in her regular clothes. Let's hear it for breastfeeding and running around taking care of you! Hooray!


The Osborne Family - Est. 2008 said...

Good for you!! You look amazing. That's an awesome accomplishment! Elyse is too cute! :)

Stephanie said...

She is SO precious, Courtney!! Looks like you're doing a great job. One day at a time...

Keep the pics coming!

Anonymous said...

Good job Court! After my first week I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight but couldnt fit in my regular clothes till 2 months post-partum. My hips had to go back down. Elyse is a cutie just like her momma! V


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