Saturday, July 30, 2016

So I had a baby!

Sorry it's been a while. I've been busy! I had a baby!!!

Her name is  Ridley Mara, born May 18, and she's the most amazing baby ever. She's huge and lovable and beautiful and pretty chill most of the time. She loves to be held and worn in her wraps and to go for walks in the sunshine. But back to the beginning...

She was born weighing 10 lbs 12 oz! She was huge (and still is). She has massive cheeks and she's just now starting to grow into them.

She's just a few days old in that picture. Still in the hospital. She lost weight pretty quickly because my milk didn't come in fast enough, so we had to supplement with donor milk for a few days. 

The first few weeks were rough. My hormones were making me have all kinds of feelings I wish I never had to experience. I was having a really hard time bonding and just didn't want to do much with the baby. Luckily that has all changed and I want to love on her all the time. Except when I can't get her to stop crying, then I could use some reinforcements. 

Now for the fun part, photos!

And her one month photo:

Shortly after one month she started smiling at us! It took us a while to be able to get pictures of her smiles, but as they came more often and we were able to reliably get her to smile at us, we got more of them.

I'm not very good at remembering to take pictures, but here are a few more between one and two months.

Two month photo:

She grew so much! She's now 14 lbs and 25 inches. She is already starting to outgrow some of her 6m clothes because she's so tall. Never thought I would have a tall kid! 

I'd say I'll try to keep up on here, but we all know I won't. I'll be back to post more at some point in the future, though.