Saturday, May 12, 2007

1 Week Old

We're one week old today! E really is such a good baby ... her mellow nature that I enjoyed during pregnancy is very evident so far in her demeanor. She has to get pretty hungry before she really starts to cry. :) This first week has been one of great up and downs. At some point, I would like to type up her arrival story, but I'm not sure I'm ready to do that yet. :) The short-short version is that compared to previous epidurals, I do NOT like spinals; all manner of milk and latching on issues have occured, but I just might be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, thank you Lord!; and the hormones are slowing down somewhat, although I'm still really bummed that Travis has to go back to work on Monday. I love having him home!

However, we are so blessed with our newest girlie. I've been able to sleep soooo much better since she has arrived, too. It's made such a difference just NOT being pregnant. Sigh. And being able to sleep in my own bed after the hospital is always a fabulous improvement. The dr. has given me strict words about getting pregnancy again anytime soon ... baby #4 is not out of the question, by any means, but having N2 and E so close together and probably combined with my age and such, means my body needs a good long break before the next pregnancy to refuel itself. I am, down deep, thankful for that. I love having babies, and know that my body really needs a break - I realized that I haven't slept through the night in over a year and half! Trust me, the first night I get about 8 consecutive hours, there will be much whooping and hollering around here. :)

Wishing you all a wonderful Mother's Day this year!

Natalie and Elizabeth

Noelle & Elizabeth

Snoozing and getting a bit of sun for our jaundice

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful baby...May God bless you and keep you. I pray this little one will sleep through the night soon! (:

    ~Kristin

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  2. Just beautiful!!! She is precious. Love the chunky cheek! Your girls must love her.

    I know about giving yourself a break. I know I can have more, too, but the older you get it seems a bit more challenging. So rewarding, though!

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  3. Elizabeth is beautiful!!! I'll be praying for the feeding difficulties to end soon and for you to get some rest!!!

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  4. She's beautiful, and I'm glad things are going well thus far!

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  5. Stephanie, she is so beautiful. Congratulations again.

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  6. Your girls are such cuties!

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  7. Beautiful pictures!
    Happy Mother's Day Stephanie.
    DawnM

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  8. How sweet! Glad things are going well. Its nice when babies are easy

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