Monday, October 10, 2011

An Update With Pictures And Video!

It's harder than I thought to get around to blogging after having Emily. I do have more time now that I'm not feeding every 2 to 3 hours and then pumping for a half hour after that but it seems there is only enough time to get some sleep in and try to keep the house from looking like a tornado hit.

Today we managed to go on our first walk with Emily around the block. It was nice to get out of the house and get some sun and exercise! Right now, all I am supposed to do as far as exercising goes is walk. My belly is almost gone now, which I am excited about but I still have about 20 lbs to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I've lost 20 lbs already in two weeks so I can't complain too much. I just can't wait to not feel like a pile of mush anymore! I still don't fit into most of my clothes yet either so most days I live in pj's.


Anyways, we are doing well! I gave up on following Dr.'s orders about not giving her any pacifier or bottle for the first 3 weeks. We haven't given her a bottle since breastfeeding is working just fine, but she had been using ME as a pacifier and I would stick her on all the time just to calm her down. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore during the middle of a long night up so I gave in and gave her a pacifier. So far I am not regretting it one bit. I'm not tethered down all the time to her and she is just as happy with it as she is with me.


I've been feeding her about every two hours during the day but at night I only feed her when she starts to wake up. It's hard to get her back to sleep most of the time but we are still getting more sleep than we were.

All in all, we love being parents! It's hard, but sooo worth it!

17 comments :

Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

absolutely precious!

Meagan said...

Love that last picture! It's crazy how little time you have now huh?

Erika and Jason said...

Love love love!

Blissfully Burton said...

sounds like we are in the same boat! :)

cute pics!

Neely said...

Oh friend she is perfection. She is so calm and sweet! Kisses from TX!!!

Courtney B said...

Oh Shelley, she is SO precious and perfect! You lucky mama! I'm so happy for your sweet family!
How come the doctor suggested 3 weeks before giving her a binky? If you explained and I missed it, so sorry!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

precious! I am so excited for you! She is gorgeous!

Venassa said...

My girl hated the pacifier for the longest time until we found one she kind of likes. It doesn't always calm her down but it does help a lot at times.
Good luck losing the rest of your baby weight! I still don't fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes either.

Holly said...

Don't worry--it does get easier and you look back and say, where did the time go!?!? Emily looks beautiful!

Meg O. said...

I am so happy for y'all! I'm glad things are going well and you are adjusting nicely!

Heather said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats!

Jennifer B said...

Aww adorable! Glad to see everyone is doing well!

Jenna said...

SO cute! And we did the same thing with the pacifier, tried to hold off but I think we gave in at like 3-4 days old, haha! And we've never regretted it!

hotpants™ said...

Do what's best for your family. Both of mine took a paci, but we broke them of it before they turned 1.

Amanda said...

Ohhhhhh myyyyyyy gooooosh! She is just the sweetest thing! I love that you're finding the time to blog! :) Just LOVE the updates :) you're a precious mommy!

Ashley said...

Love the last picture!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful baby girl! I read your feature on A girl in pearls blog. I have an 8 month old baby girl and love reading other mommy blogs! ~Andrea
http://www.andreasattic-andrea.blogspot.com

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