I guess by now most of you know that Lucy is here!! I have been meaning to do an official update post for the past week or so, but time has really gotten away from me.
In other words — I forgot how hard new babies are.
They. Are. Work.
Everything was great with my labor experience. I had no complications, Lucy came out screaming with eyes WIDE open, and we were able to go home exactly 24 hours after she was born.
My time at the hospital really opened my eyes to how important a good labor and delivery nurse is. My nurse was so great and made me feel extremely comfortable, I can’t thank her enough for that.
Lucy is slightly smaller than Jon David was (he was 6 lbs 15 oz and 19 1/2 inches long). Other than that, and her hair being a tiny bit lighter and longer, she is his baby twin. There are so many times that I’ve been holding her, and she makes a certain expression, and it’s like holding him as a baby all over.
Speaking of Jon David — he is absolutely IN LOVE with his new sister. He had trouble processing the pregnancy for the first several months…then was extremely disappointed to find out it was a girl. I knew he’d come around (the kid doesn’t have a mean bone in his body) but I didn’t realize just how MUCH he’d come around. He is so proud and so gentle with his baby sister. He loves holding her and kissing her good night, and has been so patient and understanding with the changes around the house and my preoccupation. He has adjusted better than I ever could have hoped for, and I am so proud of him. As his mom, seeing this side of him makes my heart very, very full.
As for me, I am thrilled to have my sweet baby here, but it’s definitely an adjustment. I’ve done a bit of baking and will go back to my normal posting this week. I’m excited to be back at work, but it’s definitely hard to get things done!! Sleep is my priority right now, so sometimes things take a few days longer than I’d like, but that’s okay. Lucy is super snuggly and sweet, and my husband has been a huge help and is always here to do whatever I need.
I am so proud to finally introduce my sweet baby to you, I’ve really enjoyed our last three weeks together!! I share photos on Instagram and Facebook often, so follow me there if you are interested in being bombarded with infant pictures constantly. I’m totally one of those people who assumes that everyone is as obsessed with my baby as I am. It’s disgusting, really.
Epidural? Um…duh. Do you KNOW me?
Breastfeeding? Yes. It’s HARD. Right now we are working on NOT using mommy as a 24 hour pacifier. I’ll let you know how THAT goes.
How’s she sleeping? Oh…she’s supposed to sleep? Weird.
How do you feel? Great!! Tired, but physically I am recovering really well and am more or less back to normal.
How is Lucy doing physically? She lost 10 oz her first week, but gained 6 oz back at our follow up appointment the next week. The pediatrician was very happy with that and expects that she will continue to gain like normal.
My sweet friend Jessica did Lucy’s newborn photos and designed the above digital announcement for me. You can see a few more of Lucy’s newborn photos on her Facebook page HERE, HERE and HERE (they are super cute so go look!!).
Thank you again for all the kind words and support!!