Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sleepy Morning

Chloe and I have had such a  peaceful, sleepy morning. My baby's favorite way to fall asleep is while nursing on my lap with her favorite boppy pillow. I love how completely peaceful and content she looks while in dreamland and a belly full of milk. I love spending everyday with my beautiful daughter, I want to cherish all these special moments we share together, just Mommy and Chloe!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Sweetest Most Funniest Video You Ever Did See

Here is a video of Chloe "talking" and yes that loud noise you hear is Chloe farting! It is soooo cute and funny, I am so glad Mike and I got this on video! I love my daughter, she brings so much happiness and joy to my life. I am one proud Mama!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My First Birthday as a Mom

Today my daughter is 5 weeks and 5 days old! As the days go on she amazes me more and more! I love being able to watch her grow! Its hard to believe that a year ago I wasn't even pregnant, I had no idea that God was going to bless Mike and I in such an incredible way. The moment I found out I was pregnant with Chloe my life changed for the better. I Thank God everyday for my daughter, and for choosing me to be her Mom!! There are times when I just sit and stare at her, and this overwhelming wave of love just washes over me. I really cherish all the time I get to spend with Chloe and feel very grateful that my husband is willing to work so hard so that I  can stay home with our baby!

On Wednesday I experienced my first birthday as a Mom! Chloe and I had a nice relaxing day at home and when Mike got home we went out for dinner. Mike got me a moby wrap to wear Chloe in! I have wanted a moby wrap for awhile now and am so happy that I finally have one! I have already used it a couple times, on a walk, and to do some cleaning up around the apartment. Chloe seems to love it! and it's really comfortable for me! We also have the baby bjorn but after wearing that for awhile my back will start to really hurt, but with the moby my back didn't hurt at all. Right now I only know one position to wear Chloe in but I am so excited to learn all the different positions that you can wear your baby!

We will be taking our first vacation with Chloe in the beginning of September, we are going to visit my family in Chicago. I am so excited for everyone to finally meet her!

Friday, July 1, 2011

The First 2 Weeks

Today my daughter is 17 days old! It is amazing how much she has already grown and changed since the day she was born. I am so in love with her and just love watching her grow everyday! I am having so much fun being a Mother and just want to cherish every single moment I have with my baby. I know time is going to go fast and before I know it she wont be a baby anymore.

The first week: was definitely a little rough at times especially when Mike had to go back to work. My hormones were crazy and I literally cried at everything. I felt very overwhelmed and worried about being a Mother, never before in my life did I ever have someone depend on me so much, and I was so scared I was going to screw everything up. I was also running on no sleep and in a lot of pain from having a c-section. Learning how to breastfeed was a challenge at first, I was afraid Chloe was not getting enough to eat, but once my milk came in nursing became a lot easier. I could never have made it through that first week if it wasn't for Mike. He is such an incredible Father and husband and takes such great care of Chloe and I!

The second week: is going amazing! My hormones have finally settled down, I feel like myself again and, I'm feeling much better physically. I am also much more comfortable with Chloe and am learning more about her everyday. Nursing is going so well, Chloe loves to eat and already weighs 9.9 lbs! Her doctor said  she is perfect and whatever I am doing to keep it up. That was such a huge relief to hear! Chloe has more periods in the day were she is awake now. Its so much fun to play with her and to see her look around with curiosity. I love kissing her and holding her in my arms! Chloe also makes the cutest little noises!! I feel so blessed that God chose me to be Chloe's Mom!!

One thing though that I didn't really expect was how much laundry I would have to do haha. For such a little girl she sure makes a lot of mess! Both Mike and I have been pooped on, peed on, and puked on, on a regular basis haha, We don't mind though, its all worth it!

4 days old

5 days old, Fathers Day

15 days old

Today at 17 days old after a bath!