Ow...tomorrow Lyla is 2 weeks old and time is going by way too fast. I wish I could extend the newborn phase (and take away a few months from the terrible twos and threes!). Especially this time around. So far, Lyla has been the perfect baby...I realize most newborns are easy as all they do is sleep and eat, but so far she has been my easiest. And this has also been my quickest and easiest recovery. So, yea for that. Even though I am waking up a few times a night to feed her, I swear I am sleeping better now with a newborn than I was a month ago being pregnant. My extremely sore ta-tas are my only complaint and even that is getting better.
My mom was here the day after we got home from the hospital. I was so grateful for her coming. Not only did she clean my house, do my laundry and go shopping for me, she entertained Devin and Adalynn (taking them to the library, the aquarium, and the store) and of course, helped take care of the baby. I don't know what I would do without her. My mom is one of the happiest, friendliest people I know and I just love being around her! That first week was quite the adjustment and her being here made it so much easier. I love you mom!
Here is a bit of that first week...
Both Devin and Adalynn had jaundice and even though Lyla didn't have it, the doctor wanted me to put her in the sun a little bit each day. She never did get it...my milk came in much quicker this time and I think that helped.
Jared and his girls
The day we brought her home from the hospital and a few days after that Lyla's skin totally broke out and was really splotchy. I think her skin is a bit more sensitive, because I started washing her clothing in a different detergent and now everything has cleared up.
I don't know if you can tell, but she has a horseshoe shaped bruise, or maybe it is one of those stork bites, on her forehead. You can kinda see it in this picture.
Happy 4th! My mom went out in the morning and bought stuff so the kids could have a red, white and blue breakfast.
We have a casino really close and were able to watch them from our driveway. Adalynn HATES fireworks. Last year she covered her ears and eyes the entire time. At Disneyland any time one went off at night, she got all upset. And this year wasn't any different. She had my mom keep her hands over her ears the entire time.
The kids love Lyla...sometimes a little too much!
This was also the day she left. There were lots of tears (from all of us).
I also took her in for a one week check up. She weighed 6lb 14oz and was 21 inches long (I highly doubt she has grown 2 inches since birth). I learned that she has a really small soft spot which they will watch to make sure her skull bones don't become overcrowded. Other than that, everything was normal. I feel so blessed!