So, I survived my first week as a mother of a newborn. I knew it was going to be a lot of work, but it’s still surprising how much constant care these teeny little babies need! Sam is doing great. He’s gaining weight and eating like a champ. We had a bit of a jaundice scare at the beginning, and had to return back to the hospital every morning until he was 5 days old to get his poor little heel pricked and test his Bilirubin levels to make sure he wasn’t getting any worse, but we got the official OK from the doctor to discontinue that, and we’ve just been making sure to get him a little bit of the early morning sunshine to help things along.
Also, check out this adorbs picture my sister snapped. I’m pretty sure he’s just smiling because of a gas bubble or something, but STILL! LOOK AT THAT FACE!
Good grief. I can’t keep my lips off those chubby cheeks.
It seems really quiet around here now that my company is all gone. My friend Autumn was here on Thursday and Friday (and helped me chill out prior to my induction on Friday evening- that’s a whole other story that I’ll save for later) and then my mom came Friday night and stayed through Wednesday, and then my sister Erika came Wednesday, with her little boy Ezra and left Friday morning. But I think I am going to survive… maybe… but it’s good to know that my momma and sister are only 6 hours away and can be here really quickly if need be. You know, if I completely lose it due to lack of sleep or something.
Wanna see something super cute?
Erika tried to get some pictures of Ezra and Samuel together, but Ezra was distracted by all of the other neighborhood kids playing on their bikes and scooters, so a cousin photo shoot was pretty much the last thing on his mind. Although she did get some really good pictures of Sam by himself (I think those deserve a post of their own, so you get to see those later)
But, I must go because my baby needs me. (And it’s so nice to be needed)