Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Week-in-Review: Your first week

Week 1: 08/19/12 - 08/25/12

It's crazy to think that today is actually your due date. August 29, 2012.

I'm so happy you arrived when you did though.

It gave us an extra 10 days with you. At least that's how I look at it.

Your first week was a busy one.

A bit busier than I could have ever anticipated.

So many visitors. All showing up to meet you and to support mommy and daddy. You really are loved so much by so many people, Lyla. And everyone keeps commenting on how beautiful they think you are.

I couldn't agree more.

Some more happenings in your first week:

Your first trip to the doctor. We love your pediatrician. She's wonderful. And she's so proud of you for being such a good eater! At 3 days old, you are only 2% below your birth weight (originally 7.7, down to 7.3, and now back up to 7.4). She said she's NEVER seen that. So keep it up!

We have since nicknamed you our little Chunkin. Because you LOVE to eat. ;)

You got to meet more family! Your Auntie Abi has taken a particular liking to you. She snuggled you all day long and didn't want to let you go. And Uncle Brad made you the cutest little hat I've ever seen. Made me tear up a little.

We gave you your first bath. You loved it much more at home than you did at the hospital. There's something about a naked baby and that sweet smell after a bath that makes me just want to I might. I really might.

Daddy has become absolutely smitten. You already have him wrapped around every.single.finger. I don't plan on ever telling you that. Although, it is completely obvious. He begs to have you all the time. His favorite is skin-to-skin time with you. Makes mommy melt. Daddy falls asleep with you in his arms all the time, although I'm not so sure why he is so tired... ;)

You are so alert and engaged. Especially after mealtimes. You love the world, and you love being awake. My favorite time with you is in the middle of the night. It's just you and me. Love.

We celebrated your one week birthday. We did this by spending time together as a family. Our little threesome. (Actually fivesome). We had a low key day. Busted out the Moby, which Daddy loved. And your umbilical cord fell off. You have the cutest belly button. (Mommy misses her cute belly button).

We loved our first week with you and can't wait for SO many more!!!


Lauren said...

I love you! I love Lyla! She should be getting a little something in the mail from Aunt Lauren this week! I can't wait to see you all in a few months! Mwah!

Krista said...

So sweet! I miss my cute belly button too:(. It will never be the same, but as you know, it's all SO totally worth it. Enjoy your time with Lyla, she is so precious!

Ali Moore said...

Haha, Gabe looks exhausted! You guys are doing great!

Carolyn said...

So sweet!! :)

Mrs. Yellow Ribbon said...

What a week! And what cute cheeks :-)

Tickled Pink said...

Random- but I read your belly button comment. Did yours pop out? Does it not go back in??? Mine popped out with this pregnancy and I just assumed it will go back in. Now I'm worried!