Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

I guess I'm not going to be one of those moms...

... who celebrates every month of Lois's first year of life.

Lois's one month birthday came and went this week. Wednesday, to be exact. She had her one month check up. She is tipping the scales just shy of 11 pounds but she's only grown a quarter inch vertically since she was born. So we officially have a chubby, shorty baby. Love it!

Yup, she's still got those cheeks!

Some people have asked how Rob and I are doing. Well, we are both exhausted but hanging in there. This week is our first full week with no help while Rob's back at work. Lo doesn't sleep through the night but she's inching towards 2-3 hour sleep sessions from between about 9pm to 4am... with a break or two or three to be fed, changed, burped, rocked, etc. So I try to sleep the first half of the night and Rob sleeps the second half of the night. It's not horrific, but thank god it's Friday.

As for my recovery, that's going well too. At the hospital when the doctor told me I was going to have to have a c-section, I didn't really think much about the "after." The first couple weeks were rough. I couldn't walk, sit, or stand without pain. But I'm off the narcotics and down to much more mild pain in my abdomen. I still can't wear clothes that put any pressure on my lower abs -- even maternity jeans get uncomfortable after a couple hours. So I basically spend 24 hours a day in yoga pants. There are certainly worse things.

All in all, we are all doing well, each day is a little easier, and Lo is still the cutest baby ever. :)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Face plant

Lois spends a lot of time laying on my chest and drifting off to sleep, which I love, even though it probably isn't helping her crib-sleeping abilities.

Today it was a bit more of a face plant than a snuggle. Since I don't have many pictures of me and Lois though, I figured I'd offer this one up.
And in case you didn't see my favorite Daddy-Lois picture on Facebook, here's Rob and Lois getting ready for Game 5 of the Blackhawks-Wild series last week.
Don't mind Dunkel's crazy eyes.
Lois has also had some visitors. The same weekend Aunt Kyle was here, Uncle Mark also came for a visit.

And Grandma has been here for two visits, including on Mother's Day.

We even took a little video on Mother's Day with Grandma and Lo. I can't imagine it's too exciting for anyone besides us, but I'm working on getting it to upload just in case. Will post when I can.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Three Weeks Old

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying aaaaayo... I'm three weeks ooooo-old.

Lois is three weeks old today. She's celebrating by not sleeping this afternoon and throwing up on Mom. She's quite the partier.

At her check up last week she was 9 lbs, 7 oz. So she's gaining weight like a champ. She's too chubby (but not too tall) for some of her clothes now. It's pretty cute.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Two weeks with Lois!

Lois is almost two weeks old. Right now, things are fairly routine. Lots of sleeping, eating, burping, and dirty diapers. But she's still adorable. So here are some new pictures:

Lois asleep.
Lois yawning herself awake.
Lois gets some snuggles from Aunt Kyle.

Lois and her nap buddy Dunkel.