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...


  1. Wah!!! This makes me miss newborn Mya! She's gorgeous mama! :)

  2. You both are so amazingly beautiful.
    I had a c-section, too. I'm anxious to read your birth story!

    1. Thank you!! I am working on it :) Trying to make sure I have the details right(and crying every time I sit down to write it)!!

  3. Looking forward to hearing the birth story!! :)) You all look amazing.

    Smart thinking to have the help of your parents around. I know when we have another child, I will want my mom to come help me, at least for a few days, once Rob goes back to work.

  4. I know you are super busy with your new precious bundle, but I wanted to let you know I am having a giveaway and did not want you to miss you!

  5. Emmah is the SWEETEST! What a precious little doll baby! :) CONGRATS, MAMA!

    PS- This wheat grass helped me combat the postpartum blues, I take it everyday! All the greens in it makes it high in magnesium which helps to lower anxiety/stress :)