Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Three Weeks

I just wanted to thank you all for sending me well wishes for my recovery. It was definitely a scary time--not knowing why I was feeling so sick; having to go to the ER twice; hearing my doctor say she doesn't know what's going on with me; getting referred to specialists. I'm glad I listened to my body and went with my instinct. I'm feeling 100% better! Now, I just have the normal postpartum symptoms of mommyhood... TIREDNESS! 
{lol}

But as for everything else, I couldn't be happier. I wanted to do weekly updates on baby and mom, but never thought I'd be so out of it for two weeks. So here we are, at THREE WEEKS:




Baby Stats:

Sleep: 
Emmalyn's sleep is still semi-unpredictable. But she does sleep a lot. Blake and I have found that she loves to be most awake somewhere between the hours of 11pm and 3am. My mom said I was the same way. She used to watch Johnny Carson with me; and here I am, now watching Leno and Fallon. {payback?} Emmy doesn't like to sleep flat on her back in the pack 'n play, so we have her in Fisher Price's Rock n Play Sleeper. My cousin Holly sent it to us and it's been a life saver. I would highly recommend it to any new moms. It folds up and is light-weight so you can bring it anywhere in your house. 

Feed: 
Emmy is eating 2oz every three hours during the day, with two four-hour stretches at night. We're going to try to up some of her feedings during the day to 3oz so she (and mom and dad) can get a longer stretch of sleep at night. 

Daily Routine:
What routine? {ha} The day basically consists of me running around like a mad woman trying to accomplish odds 'n ends in between her feedings and time awake. I've been slacking on tummy time, which I'm determined to change. My Mommy 'n Me class says we should be doing it several times a day.

Clothes Size:
Newborn onesies, pants, and outfits; and 0-3 month gowns. 

Hair Color:
At birth: Bald {lol} / light brown
At three weeks: coming in more and more each day in the back, brown

Eye Color:
At birth: dark blue
At three weeks: dark blueish-hazely-green
(Mom has dark brown, Dad has green with a little hazel)

Weight:  
She weighed 6lbs 14oz at birth, but we have no idea what she weighed when we left the hospital. At one week, she dropped to 6lbs 8oz, but then was back up to her birth weight at two weeks. Now, at three weeks, she weighs exactly 7 pounds 


Milestone:
Mommy finally figuring out how to use the Moby Wrap. It has been a lifesaver! When Emmy is wide awake and I need to get stuff done, like say, ummm brush my teeth perhaps, I just stuff put her in there {she cries at first} then she LOVES it! And I love having my little girl all snuggled up with me :) WIN! WIN!

My mommy says I'm cute... and she ain't lion!
{bwahaha}


Mommy Stats:

Pre-Pregnancy weight: 
110






Day of delivery weight: 
141
{last belly pic taken at 38 weeks}

Current weight: 
119


Weight to go: 
9 pounds!
Pre-pregnancy size: 
0
Current size: 
I can get my size zero jeans up around my hips, but can't quite fully zip and button them. Guess I'll be living in leggings this winter!


I'm surprised at how much weight came off in such a short amount of time. And can you believe I never got a single stretch mark? {please don't hate!} I never spoke or wrote about it in, in fear that I would jinx it! ha! I can't wait until the doc gives me the go ahead to exercise. For now, I'll just be enjoying stroller walks with my girl. I plan on documenting my progress, so hopefully it'll hold me accountable! 


:)

10 comments:

  1. Yay! I am so glad that you are feeling better. Emmalyn is such a beautiful baby. And, Katie...you look ah-mazing! You go girl!

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  2. So glad you are feeling better.

    You look great!

    She is too cute :)

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  3. I'm glad you're finally feeling better...how scary! Emmalyn is so SO cute. :)

    AND you look awesome!

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  4. You look great!

    And I'm relieved to hear your little one loves the sleeper because that's what we bought for Ethan, planning to use it for him to sleep in at night. It is really convenient, and it was reasonably priced, so I'm hoping he likes it!

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  5. I love her little face!! You look awesome! :) Maybe we can take walks together, I can't seem to shed those last 5-8 lbs. :(

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  6. I LOVE HER!!!
    I am so glad that you guys are both doing so well.
    AND MY WORD LADY!! You look A-MAY-ZING!! I didn't get stretch marks either through all three of my pregnancies but was always scared to talk about it for fear of jinxing it;)
    Oh and I LOVE the wrap... so stinkin' cute!

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  7. You look AMAZING! And she is precious. Seriously just a precious little thing :) What a terrific Christmas gift :)

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  8. you look so gosh-darn great!!! I can only pray and hope that I look half that great after my first child! ;)

    Emmalyn is adorable! and I'm happy you're getting some use out of the new camera!! Pictures look great!!

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  9. I hope the update and I'm definitely taking notes!! ;-)
    You look FAB momma!!!!!

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  10. You are doing amazing! My baby was the same way - she didn't like to sleep flat. I got her to sleep in her crib at three months, so don't worry. They will officially transition. And, the Moby Wrap? Isn't it so confusing when you are sleep deprived and otherwise overwhelmed? You figured it out way before I did and I agree - Godsend. I love the Moby and my two front carries - LOVE!

    Congratulations - you are doing great!

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