Friday, July 27, 2012

One Week & Sneak Peek

Brigette is one week old already!! Crazy! Some things to remember about her first week....

-She pretty much sleeps all the time. If she's not eating, she's likely sleeping. She'll have maybe 10 minutes of awake time a day.

-Her days and nights are actually pretty straight right now. During the day, she'll eat every 2-3 hours, but at night she'll go every 4-5. It's awesome. Basically she eats when we go to bed, wakes up once in the night, and then by the time she wakes up again, it's time to get up for the day :)

-If she's fussy, she usually calms down pretty quickly to Carrie's "lullaby"... Lalalala etc. to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

-She's a fantastic nurser! I've never had a good nurser before, so I didn't know what to expect. It's so much more convenient than pumping and bottle feeding!

-She's so dang cute and little that I just want to hold her alllll day long! At the same time, I don't want to start the habit of her needing to be held all the time so I have to pace myself with cuddle time ;)

-As for me, I'm staying pretty on top of my back pain with Lortab once or twice a day and a heating pad at night; not so convenient for July in Arizona, but better than ending up in the ER. And the swelling in my feet are finally almost back to normal size, hallelujah! Cankles are not attractive!

Back to Brigette... We had a newborn photo shoot and I snagged a few shots with my own camera. I'm so excited to see the real pictures soon from our friend Kevin Beeson! Here's a sneak peek though!


Simpson Family said...

DARLING! Can't wait to meet her :)

Jenna said...

How cute!!!

Brittney said...

She is so cute and little. It would be hard not to want to cuddle that little gal all day long.

Heather Farnsworth said...

What an awesome idea with the picture frame! I will have to remember that one! And that's great that she is such a good eater! That will make things so much easier for you.

Coleen said...

She's precious. I'm so glad she is a good eater and doing so well at night too. Very blessed! What a cute idea with the picture frame! She is so tiny....Can't wait to hold her.