So allow me to be a gushy new mama and tell the story of this whirlwind first 3 weeks with our baby with lots of photos!
First of all, no one can prepare you for the first two weeks of being a parent. For real. When I expressed how crazy it was to several friends, they all nodded their heads in understanding and said something about "those crazy first two weeks".
I know a lot about babies, and I thought I knew what was coming my way. But what I didn't realize is that this little person is born with a personality, and you never know what it is going to be. My little munchkin is a very cuddly little one who has a bit of a temper. She is also quite impatient....something she did NOT inherit from me, of course (wink, wink). This made simple things like our plan to have her sleep in the pack n play in our room unrealistic those first few days.
She was also born with a tongue tie (not a severe one), which has made breastfeeding a struggle. We have managed to figure it out now (I have another post about that), but I never anticipated the sheer determination I would have to have in order to breastfeed my child. Sometimes the natural thing is not the easy thing.
Since we had our little one at home, we immediately got to settle in as a family. Despite the crazy challenges in the beginning with feeding her, we were so in love with her and were happy to cuddle her lots
She really acts much older than she is. She is so aware and always looking around, so I have actually had to make a conscious effort to get her to nap. She would stay awake for hours and hours if I let her.... and then she would start acting like a crazy tired baby. And nobody wants that!
Art's Chili Pepper. Her daughter makes them for down syndrome awareness, and made this one to match Victoria's nursery.
The outfit and goodies on the right are from my host parents from my study abroad year in Finland when I was in high school. The brand is a very famous Finnish brand called Marimekko, and I am so excited for her to fit into it!
So that is pretty much it, I think I have you all caught up. We have more visitors coming to see our little one in the coming weeks, and I have lots more blogging to do!
So until then....