Friday, August 31, 2012

Lily!

Hi everyone!

I fell off the face of the earth for a bit, but for good reason - Lily has arrived! She was born on August 19th. She is perfect and healthy and wonderful. I've been soaking up every second of her perfect little self.

What we didn't expect, at all, was her size - Lily came into the world at a whopping 10lbs 11oz!! Granted, I did have an epidural and we both were pretty pumped full of fluid, she's still a big baby! I gave my doctor a ration of crap for predicting that she'd be about 7.5lbs. lol

Here she is at one week:






She and I are still working to get the whole breastfeeding thing down. It's not easy! Add that to our other parental fumblings, mix in some good hormones, and the week has certainly had it's ups and downs. Thankfully J has been off work the past two weeks and we've been figuring it all out as a family.

Watching J become a father has been amazing. He is so in love with this little girl. He rarely even wants to put her down. I didn't think it was possible to love him any more, but I do.

I have quite a bit more I'd love to share about my first two weeks as a mama. So, I will be back! Meanwhile, we have our first big outing today. One of my best friends is getting married, so we're getting dressed up and headed out to a wedding! (Please, let's not talk about my lack of wardrobe at the moment - finding something to wear is always stressful enough without my new wider hips and rib cage. Eek!)

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Wow! She was a big baby!!!

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  2. AHHH! Congrats!!! She is just perfect!! Welcome to the world pretty girl!

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  3. Congratulations!!! She is so, so gorgeous! And kudos to you for birthing such a big baby- I can't believe she was so big! So glad to hear that you guys are all healthy and happy. I'm absolutely thrilled for you!!

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  4. Oh yay! She is so beautiful! I am in awe of you delivering such a big, healthy girl! Congrats my friend.

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  5. Congratulations! Lily is just so gorgeous!

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  6. She is SO gorgeous. An upside to big babies is that they tend to not come out all wrinkly newborn looking - they're much more filled out and round baby cute. :) Beautiful baby!! I think I mentioned this before, but if our close friends hadn't JUST named their daughter Lillian, Lily was at the top of our list (and my name is Josephine, so yeah, I approve of the name!). ;-) Can't wait to hear more!

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  7. Congratulation Mrs S. Lily is so cute! So happy for you....

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  8. Congrats! She is so cute! She was born on my birthday too!

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  9. Lily looks beautiful -- congratulations to you and your entire family on your precious bundle of joy!

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