Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And then there was three!

Life sure gets crazy rather quickly, doesn't it!?!? 
My baby girl is 3 weeks old! 
I can't believe how fast the time has gone by and I also can't believe that despite being home all day I haven't found the time to blog in the last 2 weeks! (I guess I'll just make up for that by putting up a bunch of pictures from her last 2 weeks of life). But we are getting into more of a schedule, so hopefully it will get better and I will have a little more time to get things done!

Sleeping with Grandma Perkins her first day at home

The last two weeks have been quite the experience for us, as is expected for having a newborn! 
When we came home from the hospital I still had VERY limited mobility due to my incisions and there was only one seat in the house that I was able to sit in! Our couches were too deep for me to be able to get in and out of so the only place I could sit was our brand new glider chair, which thankfully arrived while we were in the hospital and my dad put together for us before we got home. I don't know what I would have done without that chair the first few days! That chair even became my "bed" for the first 3 nights as I quickly found out that it was too hard for me to get in/out of bed and prop myself up to feed Brooklynn. So out to the living room I went with Brooklynn (I needed her close to me...especially since Eric isn't the easiest to wake up). 

Brooklynn had a rough first few nights herself. We actually made our first midnight trip to the pharmacy our first night home. Brooklynn had really bad gas and we could not get her to calm down so we were in desperate need of some mylicon! It was actually pretty hard to get her to go to sleep and stay asleep if we set her down so I ended up spending most of those first nights with her sleeping on the boppy in my lap! Suffice it to say that I was not getting much sleep at all! 

In addition to sleeping troubles Brooklynn decided that she no longer wanted to latch on, so the only way we could get her to eat was to finger feed her with a syringe. We actually had our first doctors appointment the Saturday after she was born and she had lost another 3 ounces since coming home! Fortunately we got that all worked out and when we went in for a weight check the next Monday she was back up to 8 pounds (when she eats, she eats!).

 My mom came to our rescue a few times to  help us get some sleep. She made me a bed on the chaise of our couch, which was much nicer than sleeping in a chair! I felt like I was actually getting a full nights sleep when she was here! Fortunately, it didn't take too long for us to get Brooklynn to sleep better and not be up so much at night. And after being home for a week I was able to sleep in our bed! Man was that nice!!

Those first few days seem like just a memory now (that's how it works right?). Brooklynn has worked herself into a schedule and has turned into a really good sleeper (knock on wood). I am blessed to have a baby who only wakes up once for a night feeding, usually anywhere from 2:30-3:30 and then she wakes up again normally around 6:00-6:30. It is so nice to be able to get some sleep! She truly is an amazing baby and I just can’t get enough of her!!

Brooklynn has had quite the exciting times the last few days.
Last Thursday she got to model for our friend who just started a photography business and they wanted to try out some new equipment. Oh my goodness! The pictures are absolutely amazing and seriously made me fall in love with her all over again! Seriously, could I have a cuter baby?!?!

Then on Saturday Brooklynn took her first car trip. We went to Wapato for the night so that we could be at cousin Chloe’s baby blessing in Ellensburg the next day. Brooklynn did really well in the car, she slept most of the way there and home!

I would say all in all we have adjusted well to being a family of 3.
 It's hard for Eric to be away from her during the day, especially after being home with us for the first 2 weeks, but he gets his daddy-daughter time with her when he gets home. In fact, it's almost impossible to get her away from him! I absolutely love watching him with her! He is so loving and cute with her, I am really enjoying this side of him.

Some more pictures, just because I can:


  1. Finally!!! Love the one pic of the family of 3. You look like you have a little halo crown around you. Congrats she's very cute.

  2. What an awesome family! I am so very happy for you and Eric. Luv ya both!

  3. So flipping cute!!! I am so happy for you. I am glad that you are taking every moment to enjoy it too. Love you!