Friday, September 27, 2013

Postpartum: 1 Week

Pre-pregnancy weight: 123 lbs 
Pre-delivery weight: 168 lbs 
Post delivery/Current weight: 148 lbs 
Recovery: I am recovering well after a 40+ hour labor, 3 hours of pushing, a c-section (and an anxiety attack prior to the c-section {saving the details for the birth story}) This past week I walked some and put my feet up at night and the swelling in my legs is GONE. I can now wiggle my toes! 
Baby Blues: I definitely feel something lingering here. I feel like crying for no reason whatsoever. But we are combating the baby blues with truth, not letting the lies creep in & a sweet playlist.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Emmah: One Week

Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz She lost a few ounces, but the doctor said that it was normal for breastfed babies to lose a few ounces the first week. 
Height: 21 inches
Sleep: Emmah has been sleeping her days away & sleeping 2-4 hours at a time through the night
Breastfeeding: Has been going pretty smoothly. My boobs were sore/cracked/etc. by the third day, but I used a shield to help my nips heal back to their full glory. Now, I can't complain! It is crazy how babies are born with the instinct to search for a nipple.
Clothing size: NB 
Likes: Grandma & Grandpa, Nana & Papa, being held, eating
Dislikes: her first bath, getting undressed at her doctor's appointment

Overall, the first week has been amazing. Emmah is becoming more alert each day, and staying awake a little bit longer in-between feedings. We had my parents here for the first week and now Mike's parents are here. The help has been amazing, I have been able to shower and get some solid rest. I can't believe it has been a week already with our Emmah bear.

I am listening to her squeak in her sleep as I type this.
Oh how I love her so...

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Are you ready?

For cuteness overload?!

Daddy & Emmah
Emmah meets Mommy
Sleepy baby
First family photo
We're going home!
First outing: Lunch at Flat Top
Emmah Bear out to get ice cream

I am so in love, I might spontaneously combust. 

Seriously. Ya'll we're right.

Motherhood is indescribable.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sweet Emmah Elizabeth

After a 48+ hour labor & delivery, Emmah is here and we couldn't be happier!
My heart has exploded. 
(I cried when they stuck her little foot to get blood)

This little girl has stolen our hearts.

(birth story to come soon)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

40 Weeks

How far along? 40 weeks & 3 days
Total weight gain: 45 lbs
Sleep: Terrible. I have been waking up so many times to pee and for a few contractions here & there.
Best Moment this week?  Having a NST and hearing that this little girl is doing great!

My hospital bag is packed re-packed & re-packed again.
The house is clean.
The nursery is almost done. (I want to paint two bookshelves)
We are ready.

I have an ultrasound scheduled for the 18th to check the fluid around the baby.
If the ultrasound shows the fluid is fine & she doesn't decide to come out on her own, I will be induced September 24th. 

Only 10 more days
(I can wait, I can wait... I am waiting impatiently)


Friday, September 13, 2013

5 on Friday

I've linked up for 5 on Friday
Sharing 5 of my favorite things lately!

Harry Potter
We have been having a Harry Potter Marathon over here & loving every minute of it!

Raspberry Leaf Tea
It "could" help me start contracting and go into labor. But either way, it tastes great and allowed me an excuse to go into the cute tea shop down the block from us! I made a big pitcher of it & added some lemon(boost that metabolism!) & raspberries(yum). 

My Husband
Cheesy. I know.
But if it weren't for that man right there,
I would be a crazy person
I would have been admitted into an insane asylum by now. I did not think that I was going to be one of those women who would be "over being pregnant". But I can't help that I want to meet our little girl so badly?!

Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
Holla fo' a Dolla!
You get 5 little bites of Fall, for a buck.  
Yes, please.

Mommy & Me Turbans
I ordered them from the Littlest Pretty Things etsy shop. I can't wait for our little babe to get here so we can wear them!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

So Long Sweet Summer...

Some of my favorite memories from Summer 2013
(Thankfully for me, it wasn't a hot one)

Mike's cousins wedding in beautiful Lancaster PA

My baby shower in DE & seeing all of our friends

More time spent with friends at the baby shower

Seeing our Emmah in 3D with my Momma

One of my favorite things, spending time with family

Enjoying time out & about with my hubby

Baby shower in NY & visiting extended family

Touching the Stanley Cup!

More time out with friends in Chicago

It was a great summer, with a lot of time spent celebrating the news of baby Emmah.

I can't wait to see what this next season of our lives has to bring!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

39 Weeks

How far along? 39 weeks
Total weight gain: 45 lbs
Maternity clothes? yes
Sleep: Up on and off throughout the night, but still able to nap during the day
Stretch marks? I found one above my belly button
Food cravings: I was "craving" Chick-fil-a yesterday so we went for lunch :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing new
Miss anything? I can't wait to eat turkey sandwiches all day, every day anddddd all the amazing caffeine-packed, Fall-themed, Starbucks drinks...YUM.
Gender: girl girl girl
Labor signs: nothing new. Braxton hicks, some cramping and lower back pain
Have you started to show? clearly
Symptoms: same old, same old
Belly Button in or out? officially out!
Wedding rings on or off? still off
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy, not too moody lately
Best Moment this week? My doctor appointment today & learning that the longest we would have to wait to meet our little lady would be 19 days (September 24th). Emmah, please don't make mommy wait that long, but if you are anything like me you will not be rushed and will come at the last minute!
Looking forward to anything? Meeting our baby girl!