My New Normal

So I am just a little bit behind on my blogging, but it turns out having a newborn is a wee bit time consuming.  The last two weeks have been incredible!  I am loving being a mommy.  The first week home from the hospital was so special because my hubby got to be with us.  It was so good to get to spend that time together and bond as our new little family.  I am so in love with my new life...3 feedings a night and all :)

Family Selfie!

Olivia had her first doctor's appointment and she did so great!  She didn't cry even when we had to get her all naked, haha.  She had lost down to 6 pounds, 14 ounces which the doctor said was normal for breastfed babies.  Side milk came in the night we came home from the hospital and my little one stayed up feeding every hour that night.  Poor little thing was starving!  All is going well in that department now. (I plan on doing a whole post on breast feeding soon) It hurts so stinking bad, but I am sticking with it.  

My little love all ready for the doctor

The first week went by in a blur.  My sweet husband would wake up early with Olivia and let me rest, until she needed to eat that is.  I only cried once when he had to go back to work.  I actually broke down the night before and I am not even sure why.   I guess all of the crazy hormones got the best of me!  We were just fine on our own though and had some friends and family over to keep us company.

We also got to celebrate my wonderful husband and now amazing daddy on his first Father's Day!  Just look at this proud papa ;)  Love these two so much it hurts!!!

Olivia Jane - 1 week old

Week 2 is coming to a close and I am having a hard time remembering the week.  Pregnancy brain has got nothing on Mommy brain.  Olivia had her first trip to Our Place this week!!  Our Place is this delicious little restaurant in my hometown, just a little hole in the wall place.  They have the best fries and ranch dressing in the world!!!  I went there almost once a week while pregnant so it was very special to take Olivia on the outside for the first time!
Olivia approves Our Place!

Olivia Jane - 2 weeks old

She had her 2 week doctor's appointment this week and she was a trooper.  She gained 2 ounces a day since last week and is up to 8 pounds now!  Momma's milk does a body good, haha!  She was doing so well that we don't even have to go back for the 1 month check-up and just come in for the 2 month.  They had to prick her little heel :(  She screamed bloody murder of course, but as soon as I picked her up she stopped.  One of the coolest things about being her mom is that I can usually calm her down just by talking to her.  I just think it is so cool that she not only knows the sound of my voice, but actually prefers it to others.  She is becoming attached to me already and I absolutely LOVE it!  She is sleeping great too, for the most part.  She eats every 2 to 3 hours and goes right back to sleep through the night.  She is starting to stay awake a little more during the day, usually about an hour is her limit though. If she goes longer than that she is one fussy baby!  She is really a great baby and I am so thankful that she is happy and healthy :)

I am sure I forgot some things, but oh well!  I will try not to go so long in between posts next time.  My poor memory ain't what it used to be and I am trying to hurry before my little nugget wakes up and wants to eat!  I can honestly say the last two weeks have been the most wonderful days of my whole life.  I am so blessed to have my baby girl on the outside finally and my precious husband to share this life with!  I absolutely loved being pregnant and I really thought that I would miss it, but I really don't.  It is nice to have my body getting back to normal and my baby in my arms :)

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