Wednesday, January 16, 2008

We're Home, Mammy...

...we're home. We actually got home on Monday and yesterday had our First Day After Our First Night and BOY was it a long one. Last night we actually laid the baby down which makes a big difference in the amount of sleep we all get.

So it's a girl. Kathleen (not her real name), she is just fine. She sleeps a lot and it freaks me out because Joseph never slept. She is gorgeous and nurses like crazy, which is good for my supply but ohboyohboy does it hurt these first few days. Her mouth is so small! HOW am I supposed to have her OPEN SO WIDE? I was watching the Newborn Channel in the hospital and they showed these babies nursing and they were opening their mouths wide but they were like three months old! I'm just glad it's going well, I'm trying to focus on that. But when she first latches on I have to repeat to myself, in my head, over and over and so fast: do not squoosh her head in, do not squoosh her head in.

It all went well while we were gone. My MIL and her husband stayed here and I think everything was fine. We didn't have Joseph come to the hospital which I think was a good idea. We only had my parents and in laws and Todd came home to sleep. I can't ever believe it, that it's over. I feel like I have been pregnant for so long and now here she is and I just can't get over it. I'm glad I have the apartment building to live in and hang in, though, more than ever.

9 comments:

Shelly said...

Oh congratulations! I'm sure she's delightful! Best wishes to you all.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!

Constance the Thirteenth said...

Congratulations and welcome home!

Misty said...

Yay, Babies!

So glad things are going well!

Constance 14 said...

congratulations!! I'll be checking in for advice since I'm doing this (2nd time, with a girl, too!) in a few short weeks!!

p.s. are you me??

Constance the Fifty First said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

The first baby born in the Constance Building!

Bunny said...

Congratulations! If there ever was a time when someone needs a pink apartment, it's when there's a brand new baby!

Constancetheninetyninth said...

Congratulations and very best wishes to "our" new baby girl.
May she continue to sleep well!