Thursday, December 9, 2010

my life as a new mommy

I can't believe it has been a week and a half of having my darling little girl here. It's hard transitioning to the life of a mom, and a stay at home mom at that (at least for the next 12 weeks). I have to eat, sleep, shower, and clean all around this little ones schedule. Luckily, she is a pretty deep sleeper and I can vacuum right next to her while she's sleeping and she doesn't even flinch. She actually sleeps for about 3-4 hours at a time and I sometimes have to wake her up to make sure she eats every three hours. She is taking to breastfeeding VERY well and I haven't really had any problems with it. I have read tons and tons of books and articles on breastfeeding, so I am pretty confident that we both can stick with it.

One of the adjustments I am having a hard time with is being stuck at home all the time. We only have 1 car and James uses that to get to work. I could drop him off and take the car, but it is really hard getting up that early in the morning when I was up for an hour or two with the little one and just got to go back to sleep when James' alarm goes off. Also, I am so used to just going going going and hanging out with everyone, that is hard to not be able to participate in all the fun get togethers that are going on right now. Especially because of the holidays coming up.It definitely is different, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

 The other hard adjustment is spending less time with my 1st love, James. I am so used to seeing James 24/7 because we work together and now I see him about 4-6 hours a day before it is time to get some shut eye. I think that has been the most hardest transition for me. I love spending all my time with Chloe and have no problem, for the most part, going around her schedule. It is our lack of family time we get to spend together with James that is so hard for me. I know it won't be like this for long, he has been putting in overtime hours everyday because of an emergency situation at the job, so more family time will be coming soon. :)

I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends and family that have been visiting every day and staying with us to help me out. I am going to be so lonely when everyone leaves. I have a million park and zoo trips planned in my head for Jackie and I.

My life is definitely completely different than it was two weeks ago, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Here she was at 1 week old...

♥ Michelle

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

She's HERE!

After 15 hours of labor (relatively easy labor) and 45 min of pushing, Chloe Darling was born on November 27th. She weighed in at 7.9lbs, 19 inches long. She has a head full of hair and beautiful long lashes.... She is so gorgeous! We couldn't be more proud.

I will update with the birth story and how my life as a new Mom is in another post, hopefully soon. It's hard to find time for the computer when you have a precious little one you just want to stare at 24/7.

♥ Michelle
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