We have been on 2 walks so far. I would go for more, but is is WAY too hot out there for her. I hear the temps are supposed to be cooler next week so I anticipate more outside time:)
I can't thank everyone enough for their visits, support, food, and love. We have been blessed by each of you and hope to be able to provide the same support back:)
We haven't been anywhere this week. Last week, we had 2 doctor visits, a hospital visit, and went to Babies R Us for a few minutes. I am starting to go insane. Right about 3pm, I start to think about what my life used to be like - where I got out of the house, went places, showered...the normal. I get pretty sad and feel pretty lonely. Anybody that says they didn't feel this has to be lying. I have ran to Food Lion twice while someone was here with Emma, but that's not exactly fun. I am hoping to venture out to Target or even to Carolina Inn for an hour Friday....while Brent is here. And maybe a family outing somewhere, anywhere...when did yall start going places with your newborn?? I am itching to get out of the house!! I know this will pass, but it's so hard! Plus - I want to show her off:)
She is getting so strong! Her head muscles are noticeably stronger, and we may start tummy time this weekend. She loves to be held and to be in her carseat. She isn't a fan of baths, but now that her umbilical cord stump has fallen off, we will try again. Her hair is so dark still, and her cheeks have to be the cutest things I have ever seen. All I can do sometimes is just kiss them. I am still getting used to the fact that this is MY child...the person who kicked me for 9 months and wiggled around in my belly. She has the cutest cry when she's hungry, and the loudest..most blood curdling scream when she's starving! We have not tried a paci yet, but are close to it. If we stop breastfeeding, then I think it's a no brainer...again..feel free to chime in here:) She still can't fit into things we have for her - just newborn onesies. And I loathe onesies..they are so hard to get on and off. I need to find some clothes that snap in the front and don't require me to go over her head and pull her whole arm through. She is also still in newborn diapers. I think once we get this feeding thing figured out, she will grow like a weed..and I will of course miss my little sweet pea who couldn't fit into anything!
I can't say enough thank yous to my husband. What a wonderful father and friend he has been. I know it is hard to go to work all day, come home tired, and still give us his undivided attention. He has been so hands on and we take turns at night feeding and soothing her. He never gets frustrated with her, which is a huge help. He helpls me keep perspective, and makes me feel at ease, even when she's screaming. Our first Father's day was sorta a blurr, and we have decided to officially celebrate in a month..when I can get a proper gift and card together.
Coming along....the alphabet wall is on hold...and we still need hardware for the changing table. We also need to hang a shelf, find a rug, and put up pictures. Her stuff is pretty much organized, and I can't wait until both Emma, and I, are ready for her to use the room. I say "I" since I am still feeling like it is my job to watch her all night long...and that fades a little each day (and with sleep deprivation setting in too). I can't wait until she can use her crib and play around in her own room.
So...if you made it all the way through this post, you are awesome! I know it was long, but I wanted to document what I could! And, please excuse any typos...can having an 11 day old be my grammar excuse?!? Hope everyone has a great week!!