Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gaining Weight Never Sounded So Good

It has been 6 days of intense nursing every 2 hours after our doctor let us know last week that Leila was not gaining enough weight. After a lot of hard work and determination, we were relieved to find out she has gained 6 oz., putting her that much closer to her birth weight! I've never been so happy to see a scale in my life :) Aside from that, the doctor said Leila is thriving and doing wonderfully! We are proud parents...here is a taste of some photos we had taken of her last week.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flying solo...

My parents left yesterday. They were an incredible help and it was bittersweet to see them go...TJ and I were ready to jump into parenthood on our own though and see how an entire day would go just the three of us, and 2 very confused pups. What a day it was! Our A/C went out and Leila and I were pretty exhausted after the technician finally arrived at 5:00 to let us know it would be a few days until the part arrived. Ugh. Thankfully is was unseasonably hot yesterday and today is a beautiful day!
Life is good. Taking one day at a time and thankful for our little family and our healthy baby (who slept until 5:30 this morning!)...we'll see what tonight brings.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Leilani Maxine has arrived!

After an incredible labor and delivery which began with my water breaking while on the phone with my sister (discussing when we think my water will break!), our little slice of heaven arrived at 7:31 am on Monday, October 4th. The last few days have been filled with overwhelming joy, lots of learning and much help from our family, helping us adjust to our new life as proud parents to our little girl. Thank you to all of our friends and family for the outpouring of love and well wishes...it means the world to us! A few snapshots of baby Leila...more to come as she grows!