I can’t believe my Blakeleigh girl is three weeks old as of yesterday. Could someone PLEASE STOP THE TIME!? But seriously. She looks so different from the day she was born already and her little personality is really starting to shine through. I love her so much. She’s definitely going to have a bit of sass like her Mama (oops), but I’m 100% supportive of a little sass 😉 just a little.
She’s back up and over her birth weight- YAY, at a whopping 7 pounds now. And her jaundice is looking good, another YAY. She has thrush which is no fun for either of us, but it seems to be getting better (knock on wood). Newborn clothes are finally starting to have a good fit on this tiny little babe of mine and I have way too much fun playing dress up. Marcus makes fun of me because he will leave for work in the morning and she’s in one outfit and by the time he gets home I’ve changed her…judge me.
Breastfeeding is going smoothly after a struggle the first few days of life. Once we met with the lactation specialist and she gave us tips and tricks and this handy little nipple shield (TMI? Eh, sorry not sorry) it’s been a breeze and she eats like a champ!
Sleeping is eh, good but hard on me because I don’t get a deep sleep. She wakes up to eat every 2-3 hours, eats quickly and the generally goes back to sleep (generally). This isn’t too bad! The hard part is, like I said I don’t get a deep sleep. I wake up every 20 minutes to any little noise she makes, to check on her, because I’m worried, etc. I just stress myself out a little and don’t want anything to happen to her while I’m sleeping. I’m sure this is a new Mom thing and reality is I’m so guilty of it. Oops.
My sweet girl loves to “smile” and by smile, I mean in her sleep when she has no idea she’s doing it. I love it. She has so much personality already and is a pretty happy baby (again, knock on wood). She LOVES her sleep, all the time, but she is starting to stay awake longer during the day, which I love because we just stare at each other.
As far as this Mama, I’m doing good! Definitely sleepy, with crazy hormones still, but every time I look at that sweet girl my heart melts–I couldn’t be happier. When I look at her seriously nothing else in the world matters to me. Everyone told me it would be a love I had never imagined before, but I had no idea. I’ve never loved someone so much in my life!
Overall, life is so much better with Blake in my life and I can’t even imagine it without her.