Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What's Up

June 12
1. breastfeeding. Is she latching on right? Is she getting enough milk? Why is she always falling asleep while eating? Why is this feeding only 10 min? Why is this feeding 45 min? Does she look like she's gaining weight? My arm hurts from holding her while feeding. I have to switch from one side to the other half way through and burp her in between? That adds even more time to the 30 min feeding. These are my thoughts while breastfeeding and it gets tiresome. But when she's eating and I can hear her little baby swallows- precious.

2. Her skin is just so soft, and everything is just so little. And she makes adorable faces when she's sleeping.

3. When Ella gives mixed signals- I wish babies could talk! She's eating her hands, so I think she's hungry. I start feeding her, and 5 min. later she starts crying. I think maybe she has a little gas, I try to burp her- nothing; and more adorable little whimpering noises. She's eating her hands again, so I try again to feed her. More little cries. She yawns- so I try to rock her to sleep. Nothing. Then the cycle just starts again... eep.

4. If she's been fussy for a while, and I rock her and rock her, and I finally get her to sleep. I feel like its such a sweet victory!

***more pictures after the jump

June 21


  1. Your comments could have been written by me when I was expecting your Dad...except he would "throw up" and I took a towel with me everywhere I went! But he gained weight and the doctor assured me everything was OK. I think most new Moms want everything to be perfect- and it is not. It all improves as the weeks roll by. Ella looks as though she is doing great... and living in the land of luxury!

  2. Oh... forgot to say, your Dad latched on to a pacifier and it helped out a great deal. (Not all babies do because then Alex spit his out and didn't want it (oh- but he sucked on his "blankie".
    Your Dad went on to have a sucking "boppie" plus a "feeling" boppie which he rubbed with his fingers (Oh, we dare not lose them!)

  3. such a BEAUTIFUL baby! so sweet!

  4. What a beautiful little thang, especially that top picture. Magazine worthy!!