Thursday, August 21, 2014

Transitions - Emilia week 3

It’s been almost three weeks since Emilias arrival and we are all learning how to transition to being a family of four. There are so many things about the newborn stage that I have forgotten…mostly how floppy newborns are and how heart wrenching it is to hear a newborn cry when you’re driving and you can’t do anything about it...but he most difficult thing for me honestly is just when both girls need me at the same time–and newborns nurse pretty much around the clock, so that leaves very little time for me to be with Sienna one on one. She's become even more of a daddys girl ... she'll say things like this to me: 
"no mommy I don't want to you help me I want daddy to"  or "I dont want you to give me lunch, daddy will give it to me" (Id be lying if I said it didnt hurt a bit)

Em has been a mellow baby so far, she spits up constantly giving me tons of extra laundry but makes up for it sleeping 4-5 hour stretches at night.

Her little legs just kill me...though I have a feeling they wont be skinny for too long-this girl nurses pretty much all dayy






Thursday, August 7, 2014

Emilia - week 1



Since coming home from the hospital this weekend, things have been a little rough. My recovery has been harder this time...even though I usually hear the opposite. The pain is a rollercoaster of highs and lows depending on when I take my medication. I feel like it wasn't as bad the first time around with Sienna, but then again maybe that was just my memory doing me a favor. I didn't really feel ready to come home from the hospital on the 3rd day but I desperately wanted to be home with Sienna and relieve our friends who were staying with her, though they assured us it wasn't a problem and they would stay with her as long as we needed.

 I am really sore & still have a lot of pain where my incision was, which makes it so hard to do a lot of things, mostly picking the baby up a million times in the middle of the night, getting in and out of bed...even laughing hurts.  Thankfully Dan is able to work from home as long as I need him to. The day after we came home from the hospital, Sienna ran a fever 0f 104 which is the highest she's ever had and it scared the heck out of us...no other symptoms, she ate fine and acted fine but fever is something I dont mess around with, especailly with a newborn in the house... so Dan took her to Urgent Care since Sat night. They couldn't really determine what was wrong, but thankfully it went away the next day.


Despite our unsuccessful breastfeeding experience with Sienna, things are going surprisingly well this time....*knock on wood* I didn't even buy bottles this time, not even letting myself think I may need them....exclusive pumping is no picnic and I don't know if I would have been able to handle doing it again.

Sienna at first acted shy when she met her baby sister, and with how much we tried to prepare her prior to her being born about being gentle....she wound up being afraid to even touch her at first which was pretty entertaining I have to say,  she would only touch her toes with maybe one finger and was so unsure about holding her.


Who does she look like? I think its too early to tell, but she did look very different from Sienna at birth. My mom says she looks like me...we'll see.





Cheers to surviving the first week!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

SHE'S HERE!



Emilia Jo

July 29th 2014
7lbs 2oz 
20" long

Born after a very long and complicated labor,
 worth every second & thousands more.

Big sister Sienna is adjusting great and loves her baby Emmie to pieces, 
our hearts couldn't be more full.




(birth story to come....maybe. Still debating reliving it)



Friday, July 18, 2014

40 weeks...still waiting on baby E


SOO spot on! haha :)

40 weeks!

(comparison)
40 weeks with Sienna

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

where did all this sass come from?


Something has been happening to my child as shes beeen inching closer to two and a half..slowly but surely, this little two-nager has turned into quite a sassy little thing. Sometimes it's funny, and cute...sometimes it is absolutely shocking (like this past weekend, when she tried to put ME in a timeout, because I raised my voice at her. Yes, my two year old told me to go on timeout, and not to get up until she said I could...really?!?) and sometimes it is just plain exasperating, like when she sasses us if she gets mad or frustrated.

Her answer to everything shes told she cant have is: 
"But I want it" (in a whiny voice may I add)

I remember people warned me of this...how girls could be quite a handful...I just thought we had two, or four, or thirteen more years before we had to deal with the sass! I can tell you this...it's a lesson in patience. I always thought I was a pretty patient person...I have now learned that I have a lot to work on in that department. I love her fiery spirit. She reminds me so much of her daddy...that passion and fire was one of the things I fell in love with him for. But just like her daddy, her fiery spirit takes a bit of patience to handle. And I know, once she grows up, I'm going to look back on this time, and realize that this little girl's sass was another life lesson...my lesson in patience.