First Days

We’re slowly adjusting to the newborn lifestyle 🙂

Leighton is thriving now after a rocky first few days learning to nurse. I am a stress monster and worried so much about getting this part right that I made it harder for both of us than it had to be! The more that I read and the more people I asked at the hospital the worse things got for a while until both of us were pretty stressed and it wasn’t going well. 

Fortunately, I have a beautiful friend who is a labor and delivery nurse with tons of experience who came over yesterday and gave us a “Lactation Consult”. Basically–we threw all of the previous advice out the window and learned some new techniques for holding and positioning that allowed Leighton to do her thing and nature to take it’s course. The relief has been HUGE, both physically (no more pain!) and emotionally. She fed great last night and her wet/dirty diapers resumed a  normal pattern. I was able to calm down and enjoy the experience with such unbearable sweetness–there really aren’t any words to describe it. I only wish that I had been able to share it with Morgan!

First Bath

Leighton got her first sponge bath and spa experience with Mom and Nana while Morgan and Jeremy hit the mall for a guys dinner out and to run a few errands. She loves having her hair brushed but isn’t a fan of being wet/chilly!

Hours after being dischared from the hospital–Claire checks out her new baby! She loves all of the soft blankets and baby goodies–we have to pry her off of the boppy nursing pillow and a certain pink fleece blanket 🙂

You can just barely see Morgan’s pizza coated “Big Brother” tee shirt! He went to his last day of daycare for the spring semester on Friday. They threw an awesome end of the year PARTY with lots of cupcakes and pizza. He got tons of attention in his big brother tee shirt and will now be spending a few weeks at home with family until the summer program kicks off. We debated on keeping him out for a bit longer, but he gets to do so many fun things that I know he will miss that if Mommy is tied to a new born and he is left to entertain himself.

First hairbow! Mom and I got Leighton all dressed up and smelling sweet to wait for Daddy and Morgan to get home. Burt’s Bees baby products make her smell so GOOD.  Morgan gave her lots of kisses and loves touching her soft and silky hair.

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2 responses to “First Days

  1. I’m so happy that things seem to be going much better with breastfeeding. It was difficult for me at first and had to work with a lactation specialist. Such a stressful thing but definitely worth it! Enjoy your sweet bundle of cuteness. I love all of the pink!

  2. The punk explosion has happened!!!! She is such a gorgeous baby Jen!! You are killing me with the newborn sweetness & getting me all excited about those precious first few weeks. Enjoy her; she is perfect. Morgan looks so adorable – can’t wait to see how he warms up to his new role. It’ll be bumpy, if he’s anything like most toddlers, but he’s so sweet and gently natured. He’s going to be a fantastic influence, protector, and teacher for Leighton. I can’t describe how happy I an for your little fam. You guys are too cute.

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