Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 1

I need to get this post written before I forget what the first week of motherhood was like. Its crazy that Kennedy Kate is almost 3 weeks old already! Blogging seems to have made the bottom of my list of things to do in a day now. I want so badly to keep a good record of all things KK, but sleep, her eating, her diaper changes, her tears, and her smiles have all taken over.

Once we arrived home from the hospital I think the three of us were in shock. My mom was at our house to help but I think we were just in awe of this precious girl we get to raise and parent. Having a child is a gift straight from God. I really still can't believe that the Lord gave her to us.

The first week went like this:

Thursday: a blur of a day in the hospital. Most of the day I was frustrated with breast feeding but felt very loved by several visitors all eager to meet our girl.

Friday: I was discharged from the hospital a little after noon and we head home with our daughter. My mom is there and I cry a lot and have one of the WORST nights of my life due to my breast milk not being in yet and having to give her formula. She was so much better after a full tummy. No one told me how rough the first night home would be.

Saturday: more attempts at breast feeding and pumping and a blur. I call the lactation specialist who encourages me to continue to pump and give Kennedy the breast milk mixed with one ounce formula so she gets all she needs. I am encouraged and we confirm our Mondayappointment.

Sunday: Stephanie and Shane Helm brought Kennedy a cute pink outfit and us lunch fromChipotle and we LOVED every bite. Beth brought over a huge pan of lasagna for us to eat for dinner that night. My dad and Diane came to visit for the afternoon. That night, my sister-in-law Kelly and mother-in-law come over and I get to shower, wash my hair, and even blow dry it:) I felt like a new lady!

Monday: early morning success with breastfeeding and an 11:00AM appointment at the hospital with the lactation specialist. Kennedy starting to really get the hang of breastfeeding. 1:30 first pediatrician appointment. Kennedy is looking great but weight down to 7 pounds 11 ounces. This is fine but we have a goal to get her back to her birth weight by her 2 week appointment.

Tuesday: I don't remember :(

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