Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's about time

For Pictures!

This first one is from a recent day trip to some outlet shopping in Camarillo. One of our few family pictures. We've found most of our pictures are of Macie while she's asleep.

Here is one from Father's day. I put her in one of her nicest dresses, compliments of her Grandma. This girl is not hurting for clothes to wear. I almost dread doing laundry because then I have so many choices for her again.

Then, who doesn't love a stylish girl in glasses? Although I think it looks more like she's a granny, but it's cute.

I know it's not much, but this girl has been such a blessing. She's giving us about one 5 hour stretch of sleep a night, but sometimes she starts it at 8 o'clock, and then gets up about 3 and then again about 5. I'm ready for a full night of sleep, but this isn't a complaint, it's a blessing. She's more than I ever imagined...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pump, pump, pump it up!

Or out. Milk that is.
I'm sitting here pumping milk.
Things are great. Our little one is 5 1/2 weeks.
I hate pumping milk, but it's worth it.
Where does the time go? I'll post more later but I just wanted to check in. I'm still here, still reading blogs while I pump, but not much computer time these days other than my little pumping station that I've set up next to the lap top.

I'm gonna head back to bed...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Time Passing

Time is going by quickly! Macie is 3 1/2 weeks old. Her latest tricks involve spitting up, using her neck (a little) and sitting in her rocker/swing.
She's just amazing.
We're doing well over here. Each day I'm trying to leave the house at least once, and it's going well. Last week I developed a little cabin fever, so it's been nice to get out. And thankfully this week is the end of the school year for my husband so next week we'll be home together and we'll probably try to get some stuff done or go and do something fun before summer school starts.
Sleep has been okay. Some days I get 5 hours and some days I get 7 (interrupted of course, but that's okay!). The 7 hour days are much better than the 5 hours. It really just depends on what time her last feeding takes place. If she eats at 8:30 PM than DH and I will usually go to sleep with her. But if she waits until 10 or 11PM than we don't get to sleep until then. Then pretty consistently she's up at 1 or 2 and again at 4 or 5. So if I can get in a nap after the 5AM feeding than great, but for most of this week that's when she's been at her fussiest, and least happy to go back to sleep.
But really, I don't want to complain. She's doing great, gaining more weight, I'm working hard to give more breast milk, and we're pretty pleased.
This is still the biggest adjustment though! And it's still weird to see all of our parents regularly. I can't wait for another grandchild to be born so that our little one won't be the center of attention. I'm so ready for it to be normal for her to be in our lives. Not the new baby, just Macie, who has always been here (that's how it feels anyway).

Take care all!