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.