Thursday, September 20, 2012

Eileen's 1st month

Our first month with Eileen came and went too fast. After a few days in the hospital, it was time to go home and start life with our newest member of the family. 

I forgot how big of a life adjustment it was caring for a newborn, and luckily for me my mom came a few short days after Eileen was born to help out and snuggle with her.
My mom was here for a little less than 3 weeks and I was so glad she was here. It was a blessing having two extra arms to hold a baby that screams whenever she gets put down.
Eileen loved snuggling on a warm chest, and that's pretty much how she was held for the entire first month. She hasn't liked being held like a baby since day one.
Eileen's weight went down to 7lbs 1oz at her 3 day check up. 4 weeks, 4 trips to the doctors, and numerous texts to aunt sally, our breastfeeding consultant later, she was back up to her birth weight of 7lbs 11oz and hasn't stopped since.

We took Eileen over to aunt Elaine's house when she was 5 days old for her newborn pictures. They turned out heavenly. Can you see why I am sooooo in love with this baby?

Fiel has always given the first bath to our babies the day the umbilical cord falls off. My week and a half old did not like her bath one bit, but her brother Clee found her complaints to be hysterical.

Eileen attended her very first party on Papa and Rex's Birthday. A few days later she celebrated her very first holiday, the Fourth Of July! Her cousin Ellie was here in Florida for the entire summer. Ellie loves babies, and she held Eileen every chance she got.

Eileen did a lot of sleeping throughout that first month. Her naps were mostly taken on top of a warm chest, but there were rare times where she'd sleep on her own for a few minutes.

She spent lots of time with Grammy and Papa while we packed up our old house and got ready for our brand new one. Who says having a baby and building a house were two of the biggest stress makers? ... Alright, it was me.

Emme and Andrew couldn't get enough of their little sister. Emme picked out what Eileen wore almost everyday, and even was willing to change a diaper or two. Clee? He was more into participating in tummy time on Eileen's play mat. You know... the usual thing one does when there's an empty play mat around.


Grandma Gerri said...

Those were some good times, I miss all of you so much. can't wait for November!

Unknown said...

She is so stinkin' cute!! The photo collages are all so cute! I love all the updates- keep 'em coming :) I can't wait to see what babe Eileen looks like now!

Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh, she is so beautiful. So beautiful. Did I say she was beautiful? She is. What a GREAT bunch of pics! Congrats all over again to all of you.