Monday, October 1, 2012

Our First Week with Eloise

This has been the fastest week of my life by far. So far E is a dream baby. Life feels so incredibly complete and I have to admit I get a little teary each day just thinking how lucky we are to have this beautiful life.

We are adjusting to life at home rather well. My mom just left today. Having her here was awesome. She took care of the house while I just stared at E and loved on her all day long. We will miss having that extra set of hands, but I think we're settling into some type of groove. Or at least getting used to all of the changes.

 Gifts from E's Great Grandparents. Love her first Eloise book!

 So far breastfeeding is going well. We see the Dr. in the morning to make sure she's gaining weight. It took about two days for her to really get the hang of latching on, but we're getting to be old pros now. The first three days I'd have to wake her every two to three hours to feed, but she's waking up on her own now to let me know she's hungry. Getting up every couple hours to nurse has taken some getting used to, but we're getting by with the help of a big afternoon nap each day.

On day four we noticed she was a little jaundiced. The Dr. ordered blood work and her levels were high enough to where we needed to go back the next day for more blood work. Watching your baby get pricked is not fun. The first day was much worse than the second, but thankfully we didn't need to go back--her levels were fine.

Her cord stump fell off just in time for Grandma to give E her first real bath. She wasn't too fond of it, but calmed down quick once wrapped in her cute little hooded towel.

So far we haven't needed much in the way of baby products. We're doing disposables for now, as we were gifted quite a few. I'm loving my comfy glider and also really love by Brest Friend nursing pillow. We're now using the boppy newborn lounger on our laps so we can look into E's beautiful eyes, but this child hasn't touched a "hard" surface other than her bed since she was born. I just can't seem to put her down. And there always seems to be a willing set of arms to take her when I have to be doing something else.

We also busted out the Moby wrap and we all love it. Even B put it on (with my help) for a walk around the block.

Our spoiled dog Maverick is having a pretty tough time adjusting. He will not leave my side and goes crazy any time the baby makes a peep. He kept me up the first night but has gotten better with each day. He just seems so confused and upset. No one in our family is surprised as he was the king of this household before Miss Eloise arrived. We just hope he comes around and loves her as much as we do!

Birth story coming soon!


  1. Little E is just gorgeous! Looks like you are all settling in perfectly.

  2. She is so beautiful! Perfection! You look beautiful too Amy in all the pics!!!

  3. She is a doll!!! Congrats!!! :) I'm afraid when we have kiddos our dogs will go nuts too... Just holding a friend's baby makes them so jealous they can't stand it!