I’m not gonna lie….the first few days of having her home with us were tough. With little to no sleep and trying to get the hang of breastfeeding and diaper changing and swaddling and calming a crying baby…Sam and I were more than exhausted. It was an exhaustion I had never felt before. But my sister assured me that eventually my body would adjust and realize that it is capable of functioning on just three hours a night. (Noooo! I didn’t want to believe it!) But by day 4, it was like Rylee turned a switch and all of a sudden she understood the concept of sleeping! We joked that we must have been slipped a new baby overnight, because literally, we couldn’t wake her up now. At night, we have to set an alarm for every three hours to wake her up to change her and feed her. I have to blow on her face and brush her cheek and do everything I can to keep her from falling asleep while she is feeding. But I am not complaining! I know it’s far better to have that problem than to have a screamer on our hands. Rylee is back to her birth weight and gaining about an ounce a day! And mom is almost back to her pre-pregnancy weight! ….don’t ask me how. I couldn’t tell you. I am looking forward to the day when I can take Rylee with me to run my errands and on quick trips outside of the house. Maybe a week longer. As much as I love my home, I am started to get a bit of cabin fever. I find myself longing to just shop for groceries or run to the mall….ohhhh the luxuries of life.
The photo below is Ry at one week. And the first photo was taken today…at 2.
Before I know it she will be a month old already! oy! I keep having to remind myself to take tons of pictures and capture this time, because she is changing everyday.