It is 2012 already, what?! Steve and I brought in the New Year celebrating 7 years of marriage. We spent the day at home loving on little Cora. Steve brought home Thai food for dinner and we enjoyed a dinner for two at the kitchen table with a baby fast asleep in a bassinet in the living room. It was a great way to bring in the New Year and I'm sure an anniversary we will not soon forget. Other than that we are doing all the million and one things you do with a newborn, or maybe just two things- feeding and changing diapers:).
We are doing really well here in the Sargent household. I feel so much better then I thought I was going to. My body is healing nicely and over all I feel really well. In fact, Steve and I have been able to go on walks almost every night this last week.
It is nice to have had family in town to help out with Cora. I have not had to clean or cook or do laundry in two weeks, a girl could get use to this! Steve's mom is here right now. My mom left last Friday, and then Steve's brother and sister-in-law plan to come in the next couple weeks. The help has been wonderful.
Breastfeeding has been hard, I'm not going to lie. And it is not just the time consuming task, it is everything else. The soreness, the learning curve, the thoughts of 'is my baby getting enough to eat?' or feeling the pressure of being the sole provider of food for another living thing. We have had some difficulties, but we are pushing through. We went to the doctor today and Cora has gained over a pound and has grown 3/4 of an inch. The doctor was pleased and said the nursing is working and she is right on target with her growth. I wanted to start crying when she told me this- the nursing is working! But my hormones and I refrained. Feedings are starting to go much better and the last day and half have been great. I think Cora and I are getting into a rhythm, which feels nice.
Dressing a baby girl is SO MUCH FUN! I have loved dressing her each morning and Steve has really gotten into it. He has done great each time he has dressed her all by himself:). And I may be a little obsessed with putting bows on her...
I have a couple postes brewing. I really want to share Cora's birth story and I have a post filled with pictures of some of her 'firsts.' But these will have to wait for now, its now time to go feed a hungry baby. And just to throw this - it has taken me four hours to complete this post- oh how my time management skills have changed in the last 14 days!