-Last night my hubby put together a new header for me...now that our sweet Emeline has arrived. It just seems more appropriate now, eh? I don't need any of those ultrasound pictures, because YAY.her.squishy.face.is.HERE! :)
-A few people have asked about how Mac has adapted to the baby. [I think by the above picture, you can tell he's doing very well--he is!] I haven't been ignoring your comments--its just very hard to get back to all the specific questions (especially if you don't have an email attached when you comment!). So, I have some hopes of writing a post about Mac and EmeKay and how we went about getting over that hurdle.
-I'm feeling better. The recovery part of labor can be not so fun...and honestly---that's another area I wasn't fully prepared about. However, 2 weeks post-partum and I can honestly say that I feel 90% like myself. Not totally there yet---but getting there. I helped my sister with moving into her new house today, and I did more heavy lifting then I've done in probably a year with being pregnant and all. Crazyness. I need to work on those muscles again, that's for sure.
-I think the key to parenting is not stressing out. Trust me, I do.not. have this figured out, by any means. But, I will say that stressed out mommies=stressed out babies. I've been trying to take each day with ease and remind myself daily that this is all new to me, too. I'm really enjoying my time with her, but I definitely look forward to 5:45pm when Declan gets home. Not gonna lie.
-I've managed to shower every day. I've also managed to figure out how to master multiple things at once. I'm pretty impressed with myself actually (but I still don't understand why mother's don't get to grow two more arms after childbirth--). Today, I straightened my hair, standing on one foot, while I rocked her fussy-self in her carseat with my other foot--all while throwing the dog his Kong to keep him entertained for a while. It was amusing. I realize now why so many new mom's sport the hair-not-done, and no make-up look. But, I'll admit--I've not once left the house without makeup or my hair undone. That's so not my style. Hey, I'm honest.
-Another thing that's going really smoothly is breastfeeding. We've also managed to already learn to take a bottle, and she still goes flawlessly between the boob and bottle, which is great. [I realize there are a million opinions on all this--to each his own, right? Parents know their own children best.] It makes going out sooooo much easier. I am not a fan of hooter-hiding, or trying to be discrete in public...therefore, a pumped bottle works nicely for us for those occassions.
-At her 2 week appointment yesterday we were told Emeline now weighs 7lbs 7oz! She has also grown an inch. I was in shock. I felt like that was a lot of weight. They said it's great weight gain in a week and a half--but she's still in the 20th percentile. But, gahhh! They grow up so fast! Slow.Down.Time!
-Sigh. I've successfully turned this blog into a baby blog. I guess I just need to talk about poop and it will be complete. I guess I'll spare you the details of that...for today at least ;) Kidding.