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Jun 14

M’s week 1

1 Week Old Baby

1 Week Photo         

Wow, our first week of parenthood has been wonderful, exciting, scary, overwhelming, tiring, humorous, sleepless, busy and fun!  We are far, far from experts but we are definitely learning as we go.  We thought it would be fun to document some of the highlights of each week here on our blog.

Highlight of the week:

Karen- giving birth to our sweet baby girl.  I will never forget that moment of first seeing her precious face and knowing that she had arrived in the world and our lives would never be the same.

Kenny- Holding her is an amazing feeling, knowing that I have helped bring this precious little girl into the world.  When she gazes into your eyes with her helpless look and you know that she is relying on you to be her everything.

Product we’re loving:

Karen- I am loving my nursery chair from Kenny’s Grandma.  I am needing to nurse M about every three hours so needless to say I’m spending a lot of time in my chair.  I am so thankful it is super comfortable and so cozy.

Kenny- The Halo Newborn Sleepsack Swaddle.  M loves to be swaddled and the blankets worked for a little while but we never made them tight enough and she would escape.  With the sleepsack the velcro keeps her in a nice snug bundle of joy.  It really helps calm her down and makes her easier to hold while keeping her comfortable.

Struggle:

Karen- I’m struggling with trying to feel “normal”… like my old self.  I seem to have tons of crazy hormones surging through my body right now.  I cry at the drop of a hat, sometimes I’m crying because I’m tired and frustrated and other times I’m crying because I love her so much and don’t want her to grow up.  I feel a little like a crazy person and I will be so glad to eventually get back some form of normalcy.

Kenny- Finding time to do work around the house and take care of the baby and take care of Karen.  It is quite the balancing act at the moment.

Week 1 Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week    

Something we’ve learned:

Karen- I’ve learned (or am learning) to accept help when it is offered.  It means so much just to have my Mom or my sister come over and hold M for a little while letting me get some sleep or just rest and take a break from full time baby care.  It also helps to have a little company to keep my spirits up.

Kenny- M likes to go outside, so when I can’t calm her down and it is daytime I take her in the backyard and walk laps around the swimming pool.  So far every time I have done that it has calmed her right down.

Quote of the week:

Karen-
Karen: (while nursing) “Ouch,”
Kenny: “What’s Wrong”
Karen: “She has got the Tip of the Nip

Kenny- It was M’s first night and about three in the morning the nurses brought her in to nurse.  I just got up to see what I could do and was dead tired having basically been awake the last 48 hours through the delivery process and looked like I was about to fall asleep any moment

Karen: (in a fit of tears) “I wish you were a robot
Kenny: “huh”
Karen: “I wish you were a robot so you would never have to sleep”

I think Karen was also in a state of delirium, we laugh about it now.

It has been a great first week and we are looking forward to many, many more!

M vs. Giraffe Week 1M vs Giraffe Week 1
 

 

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  1. freda

    Wow what an adventure the first week. You both are doing so good. You will soon be able to catch on your sleep. McKenna is so pretty. I love to hold her.

    1. Kenny and Karen

      It has been a very interesting adventure one that gets better every day

  2. Lisa

    I just about died laughing at the robot comment!!! You guys are doing a fantastic job and you’ll get adjusted really soon. The answer to almost any problem is “its only temporary” and you can do *anything* temporarily! 🙂

    1. Kenny and Karen

      Thanks- We laught about it now though at the time it was not so funny.

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