Saturday, January 15, 2011

The First Week

I'm always amazed at how slow the last week of pregnancy goes, in comparison to how fast the first week of having a newborn flies by.  This has been, quite possibly, the easiest transitioning-to-new-baby-week yet.  Claire is a FANTASTIC sleeper (we usually only have one feeding per night) a wonderful eater, and all in all, a really great baby.  She doesn't cry too often, but she does spend most of her time asleep whimpering.  There's a whimper with almost every sleeping breath.  The first night I couldn't handle it - it kept me on pins and needles thinking, "I can't go to bed now, she's about to wake up!"  I've learned my lesson, and now can easily fall asleep to the rhythmic, "Mmmmmm"s and "Hmmmmm"s.

Rob is finally starting to get better (he's had a nasty cold that started a few days before she was born) and is now able to spend time holding, feeding, and cuddling with her.  I've been really lucky to have him around so much.  He has basically been home every day since December 18th.  He has tons of PTO, and has been wonderful about using it to spend time with all of us.  (Have I ever mentioned that I totally love this guy?!)

Overall, it has been a fantastic week.  The kids are obsessed with all things Claire, and are constantly asking, "What's she doing now?"  (I think they are starting to get bored with all the same answers...sleeping, eating, nothing) And Jude spends most of his time waving at her.  He's pretty sure she has waved back a couple of times.  I'm pretty sure she was asleep both times he claimed it happened.

Here are a few pictures of this weeks' adventures:







7 comments:

Something Wilde said...

She's so adorable. Such a beautiful family! Do you have a nickname for her yet?

Loni said...

I love the pics. Your older kids are so cute with Claire. Congratulations!

Deon said...

Awwwww, so, so sweet! I love the bath time picture! And, it looks like big sis doesn't quite want to give up being a baby yet (bassinet pic) :D Your kids are squeezably adorable! Congratulations on a beautiful family!

Linz said...

Oh she's just so beautiful. All four or your kids are just so incredibly sweet! You can tell there is so much love in your home. That first week home with the baby, to me, is like magical.

Wilson Family said...

Oh my goodness, she is SO sweet. I love her hair! And have I mentioned that I love her name?! She is just perfect.

Katie said...

She's adorable. I'm glad to hear that things are going so well. Congratulations to all of you.

Hooray for good sleepers and eaters!

mom said...

I'm counting down the days till I get to hold that beautiful angel...and hug the rest of the seraphim's as well. How beautiful!!