Thursday, February 27, 2014

She's Here

On Jan. 11, 2014 we welcomed out beautiful baby girl, Samantha Lynn into the word.  It was all a quick process about 8 hours from when my water broke to when she came.  My labor was an interesting story that honestly has some not so great moments, but the happy part is that she is here and she is safe and healthy.

The first couple weeks were a bit of challenge because Sam was still learning how to eat and she ended up going from 6lbs. 14 oz. to less than 6 lbs.  At our last appointment, which was 3 weeks after birth she was up to 6 lbs. 13 oz, so she thankfully is getting this eating thing down!  She still has her bad feedings, but they are becoming more and more rare.

Life is pretty good.  I am completely exhausted, but totally loving it, despite the moments I have where I'm frustrated because I want more sleep.  This last weekend we took our first trip with our daughter up to our old camp.  It was so amazing to watch her with all the people we love up there.  It was such a rush to watch her be held and cuddled by the parents and children I once stole cuddles with!

Once I've gained a little more sleep and worked up my bravery I will be adding her birth story.  I'm trying to decide how much I want to share and how open I want to be.  My pregnancy was a lot more dangerous then I put out on here and my labor was good and safe, but had complications including a nurse and dr. who didn't truly listen to me and my dr. literally had to lunge forward to catch my daughter even after multiple warnings that she was coming and I couldn't stop her.  For now I'm just happy we are all good and just enjoying my time with my little newborn while she is still small and cuddly.