Thursday, June 17, 2010

Quick Update!


Okay seriously. YUMMY!

I have a few minutes to myself so I'm going to post some quick updates between naps and nursing and bites of Kashi cereal and soy milk. Meal of champions! :)

Birth: I'll tell the story later. It was quick, it was awesome.

Breastfeeding: This little lady EATS AND EATS AND EATS! I love her huge appetite. She latched on right away and has been nursing ever since (really, seriously, she eats all the time). The nurses were crazy impressed with her weight when we were discharged, so that's great!

Sleeping: We're putting her down in her crib for small increments and trying not to hold her ALL the time. For now, she isn't staying in our room, but that might change. I nurse better when I have to get up and walk across the house to get her, so the arrangement is working well for now! When she isn't in her crib, we're holding her. :)

Screaming: This lady has LUNGS! She knows what she wants when she wants it. She has definitely calmed down since we've come home from the hospital, though.

Me: I had postpartum anxiety with Cub. So far, this isn't the case with Naomi, and I praise God for it. I'm relaxed, I'm happy. We had a crazy sleepless night last night (well, I didn't sleep), and it didn't stress me out at all. Don't get me wrong, I was tired, but the panic that I experienced with Cub simply isn't there this time. I'm patient, I'm not in a hurry to make things work, and I'm enjoying every little small thing that I can. When Naomi cries, a rush of tension doesn't come--instead I can respond and take care of it (albeit a bit awkwardly, in the middle of the night!). I'm actually enjoying this stage, which is amazing. I have no idea if Naomi will be an "easy" baby or "difficult" baby, and I truly and honestly don't care. I'm loving it! Also, physically I'm doing really well. Without giving too much info :), the delivery was awesome and I have barely any side effects from it. The most painful thing right now are the contractions I experience when Naomi nurses. And I just keep telling myself that they will help the preggo belly go down!

Cub: We've only been home for a day, so I can't really say how Cub is adjusting because it hasn't been very long! He's loving his Memere being here with us. I'm doing my best to spend time with him when I can. Naomi requires a lot of time and I'm so glad my Mom is here, but I won't really be able to know how Cub's doing until everything gets back to its new kind of normal, you know?? For now, he's great. I missed him while we were in the hospital and it's so good to be home.

In summary: Last night I stuck Naomi in the crib and put Cub to bed. When I came into the living room, I sat down next to my husband and squeezed his hand. We just sat there and held hands, staring at the two doors to the two rooms that hold our two children, our sweet son and our precious baby girl. It's overwhelming and wonderful, all at the same time.

I hope this made sense and I hope I spelled things right!! There's the latest update. More to come when I get the time!

Have a lovely day!

8 comments:

  1. Yay for updates! I've been wondering about how Caleb's doing. Glad you're all so well and happy. Wonderful.

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  2. oh my goodness! this was the perfect post. I know we don't know one another, but I stumbled upon your blog a while back, and I read it faithfully...lol. weird? sorry. Anyway, my husband and I have an almost 16 month old daughter, and I was in panic mode when we brought her home and extremely anxious with every cry. It is so great reading that it is different for you this time, because we're talking about another baby. I've been so afraid to do that, because I was scared of that anxiety while dealing with a toddler and a newborn. Your post gave me hope...lol. Congrats on such a precious family. May God bless and keep each of you...

    :-)

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  3. So thankful you had a wonderful delivery and that you are home with your family. Praying for you guys as you adjust and get into a routine of things:)

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  4. yay... yay...yay... I know I said it on your Facebook, but yay! I am so thrilled for the FOUR of you :) what a fabulous thing to be a family of four now! Sending lots of love and thoughts and prayers your way!

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  5. You are doing a great job! Thanks for being open with how things are going thus far. Refreshing to read. :) She is so beautiful, Katie! Seriously.

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  6. I am so happy for you Katie! She is gorgeous! I look up to you friend.

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  7. Congrats on your new baby girl! I can't wait to read the birth story!! :)

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  8. How exciting Katie! Naomi is beautiful and it sounds like the whole family is adapting well so far! Congratulations and keep those pictures coming! :)

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