Friday, May 27, 2011

Pictures and Highlights from Week 1

For this post I wanted to just kinda sum up our first week with Ella Grace. This is mainly for us to be able to  look back on and remember how it was during our first week of parenthood. So, this will probably be very boring to everyone else.

Daddy got to spend the WHOLE first week at home with us!!! It was GREAT all being together this first week as a family and having his help! We slept late every morning, even though I'm not sure that counts when you are up and down all during the night : ) Either way, it was relaxing and nice to just be able to lay around as a new little family. I will cherish these first few days we spent together as a family FOREVER! I wish So, SO badly that we didn't have to work and it would NEVER have to end : (

 EG's first week we learned that overall, she is a great baby. She pretty much just eats, sleeps, and poops...just like she is suppose to! She LOVES to eat. She nurses every 2-3 hours which is pretty tiring but thankfully sleeps well between her feeds. She slept in her Pack-n-Play in our room this week. We really loved having her in room with us, but we knew that we couldn't let her stay in there forever. She also likes her swing where she usually hangs out while Mommy showers and such. When she gets upset (usually when she is getting changed) just turn on some music and she will calm right back down. I can tell that she loves music. I guess I got her used to that when we would play music for her while she was still in my belly. Daddy sings Rascal Flatts to her almost every night, and it just makes my heart melt! Nothing sweeter : )

A couple of lessons we learned this week...

1. Start preparing to leave the house about 4 hours before you actually have to leave. I had NO idea one little bitty person would require so much more time to get ready to leave the house. Then by the time I finally get ready to get out the door, it's time for her to eat again, ha!

2. Drive down our street VERY slowly. Our road has lots of bumps and dips in it. Well, Dad was driving a bit too quickly, hit a big dip, and up came EG's entire feeding! So, we turned around headed back to the house, changed her outfit, cleaned up her carseat and attempted our outing a second time.

Pictures taken over her first week...





Chillin in my pack-n-play



Hanging out in my boppy while Mommy blogs : )



First time with her mobile






Cute PJ hat!


First time sleeping in her big girl crib for the night