Monday, November 19, 2007

Week one- sleep?

Week one went by so fast I didn't even know what day it was half of the time. We really enjoyed the time though. I just kept looking at her and could not believe that we had created this little angel. She is soooo beautiful! When she sleeps she smiles and I can see her dimples it is so cute! Edwin and I are trying to get on a sleep schedule but I don't think it is working very well. She doesn't like to be set down in her cradle or the co-sleeper hat we bought. She will wake up immediately and start crying. We tried to let her stay for a little bit to see if she would fall back to sleep and no such luck. The boppy seems to be my only rescue I can set her down when she is in a deep sleep and then get up and go to thebathroom or do the dishes. My mom has been a huge help! She babysat for us one night so edwin and I could sleep at the same time for a few hours. I never realized how precious sleep was until I am only getting like 2 to 4 hours in a day.

When she was three days old we needed some stuff from target and edwin thought it would be a good idea to get out of the house. Sooo my mom said she would watch her so we could go there and get back quick. When we got to target and started walking around I got so depressed. I just wanted to be with her! I started crying..LOL Edwin was like OH GEEZ! I think I cry more now then I did when I was pregnant. When we got home all I could do was hold her and squeeze her and give her lots of kisses.

She had her first doctors appointment on Monday 12th the doctor weighed her and she was 7lbs 9 oz so she hadn't lost to much weight. They went over breast feeding with me. I was having such a hard time because I had her latched on wrong in the beginng. I was cracked and bleeding and I dreaded every feeding. So they gave me a sheild and she seems to be doing good with that. Breastfeeding is one of the hardest things I have ever done though I can see why it is hard to keep going. We are chugging along though I am supplementing with Formula and trying to pump as much as possible but I am only getting 1 to 2 oz every time I pump. I hope the milk supply will increase soon.

We went to babies r us and bought her some premie clothes because she doesn't fit into any of the clothes we have for her. She swims in them and I am always rollingup her sleeves and trying to find her in the sea of clothing. One of the outfits we bought says daddy's girl on it and it is sooo dainty it looks so cute! Of course as soon as we put it on she had a blowout.. But a little laundry soap fixed that. hehe

Well that is all for now for week one... It is almost the end of week two and I can't believe how much she has changed!!! I love her sooo much more everyday and I can't believe how blessed we are to have her in our lives.


Katelyn said...

Well I hope that you guys will be able to get more sleep in the future, for the sake of your sanity! :)

She's so pretty though that I'm sure it's hard to get irritated when you have to keep getting up with her, she probably just looks at you and you melt! (That's what Kylee says happens with my nephew!)

Yay for getting through the 1st week in one piece! And an even bigger YAY for finding time to blog about it!

Kylee said...

Sarah! I have been meaning to leave you a comment or write you a message for like days now!
First of all she is SO CUTE! Katelyn and I talk about how pretty she is all the time!
Sounds like things are going well..except for the sleep part:) I hear you on that one. I just have to remind myself that it will get better.
I hope that the breastfeeding and pumping is going better for you.
Hope that everything else is going good. I love that you are blogging and that I get to hear about everything! Love you guys!

Kylee said...

Sarah! I have been meaning to comment you for days and haven't gotten around to it! Sorry!
It sounds like things are going well and that the baby is doing good. Katelyn and I always comment how pretty she is, you and Edwin will have your hands full when she gets older:)
I hope that the breastfeeding is going better and the pumping. I also hope that you are getting on some type of routine. It is so hard, I think Greg is just getting the hang of his.
I can't wait until we can get together whenever that may be. For now we will stay connected through our blogs. I love that you are blogging.
I hope you and Edwin are getting more sleep. Know that I think about you guys all the time! Love ya!