Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lyla's First Week

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 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.

 Flowers Jared and the kids got for me when we came home from the hospital.
Helping Grandma make the flag cake.

Watching fireworks.
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!


Anonymous said...

This is Andrea, Lyla is sooo cute! I want to come hold her! I'm glad your mom was able to come help out!

Samantha said...

I love your mom too! She really is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. Can I get her to come help out when I have my next baby?

Lyla is sooooo cute! I just want to hold her too. I'm glad her skin is clearing up. I hope you some good time with her in your studio.

I can't believe Addie is scared of fireworks. Both of my girls love them, even Lexi who is scared of boy Barbies and bugs.

I hope you're doing well and adjusting to being a mommy of 3. And I totally agree about adding more time to the newborn stage and taking away time for the toddler years. Lexi is driving me crazy! I'm already ready for her to be 4.

Miss you!!!

Chris & Christine said...

She looks so tiny in your arms! Beautiful princess! I can't wait to see the studio pics!