You arrived! We were so excited to meet you and even after a very long day bringing you into this world the second Ryan carried you over to me - I lit up. You brought me back to life. On August 10th you burst into this world surrounded by chaos, I apologize that it was not the natural, peaceful entrance that I wanted for you but we were both healthy and made for each other so I have no complaints.
The first few nights were a learning experience for our family of three, in a hospital bed surrounded by nurses I was able to nurse you, my body made this special milk that is just for you, that heals you when you are sick, takes away your thirst, and makes your little belly fully. I am so happy that you and I continued to work together to make it happen. I love you for trying with me, dealing with my tears, and making me feel so needed. Neither of us have given up and I hope we keep working together like that forever.
Once we can home, you fit right in. We all slept together in the living room and you barely cried, thank you for letting us have peace for a few days to get into the swing. You were wonderful with visitors and all of our loving family. You enjoyed being held by everyone and slept most of the day. Once we moved you to your crib you seemed to do pretty well, you sleep for about two hours at a time and after you would nurse you would fall right back to sleep. You kept up this routine for a few days. We are now at almost three weeks and things are still going well but sadly you have a cold! Mommy is very tired because you have been fussy but I understand, I am really fussy when I have a cold and I can even blow my own nose! So I cannot fault you for this. I am unsure why you like to wake up for the day around 4:30am but I am hoping to adjust to this schedule soon, even though I am sure you will change it up on me as soon as I do.
You are growing so much! You weighed 5 pounds 8 ounces when you were born and just the other day at 2 weeks and 4 days you weighted 7 pounded 2 ounces! Putting on weight like a champ, I am glad that all the nursing is paying off in the best way possible. You are becoming a little baby girl, you are filling out and getting such a little personality.
Right now you love to be held - during the day you do not like when I put you down so dishes, laundry and errands just having to wait. I am trying to cope with that, I am used to getting so much done every single day and lately making sure you are fed, have a clean diaper and I had lunch seem to be like my biggest priorities. Thankfully we have your dad too. He does most errands and cleaning and makes sure you and I are happy and feeling loved. We are very lucky little baby and I enjoy watching the two of you bond more than I even expected. I know you will not be able to read this for a very long time and I know that I like to ramble but pretty much all I want you to get from this first letter on your 2 week and 6 day birthday is that we love you and even when it gets tough the amount of love we have for you will get us through. Thank you for making us parents, you are already my favorite