October 17, 2012


So the first two weeks home with my new daughter were pretty easy. She sleeps a lot of the time and when she was awake, she was typically happy. I would talk to her and tell her about our family and she would look into my face and be cute. However, she has started being fussy whenever she is awake. This frustrates me. I feel like a bad parent for hoping my child stays asleep all day, just so I don't have to deal with the unhappiness. I realize its just a stage and that she will probably grow out of it soon, but its not fun in the moment.

The adjustment to being at home isn't too hard. I still think about work sometimes. I e-mailed my boss yesterday to wish her a Happy Boss' day and reminded my teammates about it, since I'm the one who typically took care of that type of thing. At the same time, I don't really miss having to get up early to leave the house. Besides I can't get my hair to not be a mess lately and I'm leaking everywhere! I can only manage to look presentable for a short time and I can't imagine not being with my baby all day (even when she is crying).

We visited the doctor yesterday. She has gained 10 oz and grew 1 1/2 inches in two weeks. That's crazy! She is growing so fast!

October 15, 2012

Day One

I had a daughter almost two weeks ago. My life has changed so much. We wanted a child and planned for this baby a few years back. Matt and I figured out what our pre-children goals were and made a plan to reach them. When the time was right, we started trying and we were very blessed in that it didn't take long for me to become pregnant. I was fortunate to have an easy pregnancy. Yes, I did have morning sickness, I got tired much more easily and towards the end, Matt had to help tie my shoes, but overall I had it pretty good.

We decided to do a homebirth, which was great, but that's a story for another day.

Today is my first day home alone with the baby while Matt's at work. Its kind of cool, kind of scary, since this is my new normal. I'm sort of excited and slightly apprehensive. Will I get board? Can I finally keep the house clean? Am I going to go crazy craving adult interaction? Time will tell, but today is the day that our adventure begins.