Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week-in-Review: Your first days

Wow. It's crazy to love someone you've only known for 9 days THIS much.

Our lives have completely turned upside down, Miss Lyla. And I truly love every.stinkin.minute of it.

It makes me a little teary-eyed that the first week is already over. It has been a roller coaster of emotions. I'm blaming it on mommy's hormones. I've already cried about you getting your heart broken over a boy and leaving for college. (True story).

But, we are absolutely head over heels for you. And I'm trying to savor every single second with you.

Some of the big moments of your first week included:

Your first day in this world. You had so many visitors at the hospital. I wish I had gotten more pictures, but I was sort of in a happy daze and completely forgot. But you are completely loved, kid. My doctor even came by for a visit on his lunch hour because he missed your debut into the world. He was actually SAD. He really wanted to be there. He could't get over how healthy and strong you were, and he was pretty proud of your momma for the whole natural labor thing. He got a little teary and wanted to take a picture like he does for every baby he delivers, even though he missed you by one day!

Your first day at home: We were so excited to take you home! You wore an outfit from GiGi and looked so darn cute. When we got home, Daddy introduced you to your big brother and sister. They weren't too sure about you at first. But now, they LOVE you and can't get enough of you. After you met your siblings, then, Mommy couldn't wait to try out her new chair. Accidentally fell asleep with you in my arms. No better feeling in the world. And when I woke up, your little arm had found it's way into my shirt. So sweet.

Time to get out! Mommy was really feeling the need to get out already. So on Day 2 of your little life, we decided to take you on your first walk. It felt so good for you to be in the sunshine...but we were sure not to give you too much. ;)

You had a BIG first couple of days, Miss Lyla. Part II soon to follow. :)


sara with an h said...

she's beautiful! Congratulations :)

Leigh said...

The picture with her in sun glasses kills me...so adorable! Just read your birth story (no desire for babies yet, but LOVE birth stories) and it was amazing. You are so strong and amazing!

Kristin said...

LOVE that last picture -- so sassy! Ha!

Crystal Seed said...

She is gorgeous! That last pic of her in the sunglasses, she doesn't even look like a newborn! She looks like she's a month or 2 old. Crazy!! Enjoy it! It goes super fast!!!

Meg - [Life of Meg] said...

Congrats!! What a sweet little baby!

Anonymous said...

I'm the luckiest GiGi. Can't see enough of her!!!