Friday, December 29, 2006

We've got a rhythm

Mommy and I seem to have got the whole nursing thing down. She doesn't try to cut the sessions short anymore, I'm getting the milk out faster and all in all, I think we're happier. Yay!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

First Christmas!

Wow! This was a BIG day! We went to the Brackenbury's, I got all sorts of presents. Some of them were clothes (blah--although they made Mommy and Daddy happy) but I got some really neat toys, too! I LOVE my light up Pooh bear! It's so great! It makes songs! Anyway, I'm tired and I'm going to nurse to sleep now.

Friday, December 15, 2006

I like to babble!

I've been babbling a lot lately and Mommy thinks it's great. She even shot a video of me talking to my mobile. It makes wonderful music and I love it, so I try to tell it so.

I figured out that I can look around at stuff while I'm nursing and I can just pop off and on so I can see all these wonderful new things that I can just now see! They're really cool. Before, the world was a lot blurrier, but things are coming into focus now. I've also started picking up things and looking at them and trying to get them in my mouth. I will taste all of the world!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I rolled over!

I rolled over for the first time! Yay, me!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

First Big Tub Bath!

Today I had my first bath in the big tub with Mommy! I loved it! No more crummy cold rubdowns, a real, floaty warm bath. It was like being in the womb again. I got to nurse a little during and after and just snuggle until I fell asleep. It was bliss!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

First Thanksgiving!

Today I had my first Thanksgiving. I mostly slept through it, but I met my Grandpa Dave from Michigan again (I met him the first time yesterday) and had fun being told how cute I am and snuggled. Then we went to the Brackenbury's and had dinner there! It was a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

My first bottle...

Yuck! What was that thing? There was something like milk in it, but it was off. Daddy said it's Mommy's milk, just pumped, but I don't like it. I think I'll stick to nursing. Much better!

Sunday, November 5, 2006

My Family Visit

This week I met my family from California.
My Grammy Kim,
Aunts Chelsea
and Sara
and possibly-my-Grampa Robert (he's not married to Grammy yet).

I love them all very much and I can tell they love me. I'm so lucky to have my family!

To the pediatrician today...

I went to the pediatrician again today. I think I like her more now. She certainly seems nice. I was 10lbs, even and 22 inches on the dot. So they said I was in the 75th percentile for weight--which means only 25% of babies are heavier than me! And 90th percentile in height! Wow, I'm tall!

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

My first Halloween!

I spent almost all of today nursing and sleeping. Mommy changed me into a cute little outfit, but I peed out of my diaper, so that went off quick! Then I dressed up as a bunny and Mommy was the bunny faerie!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

My first Pediatrician visit

I didn't mind. She seemed nice enough. I was 8lbs, 2 oz and 20 ½ inches long.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I came home!

Wow, this is a whole new world different from the hospital! The colors are different and I'm not getting poked and prodded all the time. I think I like home. I weighed 7lbs, 15 oz when I left the hospital. I spend almost all my time with Mommy now. I love it! I didn't like the car ride home. I wasn't nursed the moment I asked for food, like I prefer. I can already hold my head up for short periods of time, although it's wobbly. It weighs so much! But there's so much to see, I have to!

Monday, October 16, 2006

First Day of Life outside the Womb

Wow, this has been a big day! I've met so many people who all seem to love me very much! I even met another baby, named Natalee and her big brother Keegan. I don't know what to think. This whole worldly stuff is strange and new, but it's okay. I get to snuggle and sleep all warm in people's arms and nurse whenever I get at all hungry. And everyone tells me how pretty I am. I'm not quite sure what that means, but it seems to be good, since they all smile when they say it! I've smiled back a little and it feels good, but it's tiring. Man, sometimes I miss being in the womb. It's so bright out here! And quiet. And sometimes cold.

*pictures are from later dates, as no one gave Mommy the camera for a couple days, but I wanted to show a few of the many visitors that came to the hospital.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Day I was Born

This blog will be in the format of my daughter's guessed thoughts and feelings as big milestones happen to her. I'm going to write in in first person for her, to keep a record of her first years of life for her. I'm starting with the day she was born.

Wow, I've had a weird day. I don't even know how to describe it. First, I was floating around, like usual, warm and content although those strange compressions were surrounding me. They kept pushing me down into something hard. I tried to push into it, too, but it just wasn't happening! Then, all the liquid I was in left! I started getting really uncomfortable--I felt heavy and squished and at one point, I got really dizzy and my heart slowed down a lot. Then, just as I thought I might be able to get past that hard place, something strange happened.

Hands wrapped around me and pulled me into a cold, dry, quiet, BRIGHT place like nothing I'd ever experienced! I started crying and I heard that voice I know so well. I'm not sure what she was saying as they shoved something down my throat and rubbed me all over. The man who took me out said "That's a big baby!" I don't know what he meant, I was only 8 lbs, 7 oz and 19 3/4 inches long. Sure, my head didn't seem to fit in that hard place, but I think if I'd had a little more time, it might have.

I saw a lot of weird new sights, all blurry and then I think I heard the voice I knew (I'm assured that was Mommy) ask "Does she look like a pug?" What's a pug? Daddy said "No, she's beautiful!" A strange feeling took up in my stomach and on top of having to use my lungs and everything else for the first time, my mouth seemed to want to suck, so I rooted in the air.

They took me away and Daddy came with me as they gave me a bath, which I hated, cut open my foot repeatedly and basically just tortured me. I don't know why all this happened, but then I was taken to a room with Mommy in it and her doula friend. My tummy was starting to really bug me now and someone helped Mommy show me how to eat. EATING! I can't describe this! It's so wonderful, I love it so much! Afterwards, I fell asleep and felt good and snuggled with Mommy.

When I woke up, I felt those tummy rumblings again and I touched my mouth with my fingers and Mommy knew what to do! I'm so glad, because I couldn't remember what it meant! I'm learning it's something called 'hunger'. It means I get wonderful breastmilk and I get so happy!

Well, since I'm a newborn, I'm very tired now and I think I'll go nurse to sleep.