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We’re going to miss Nana!

J’s mom is leaving this weekend and that means that I am actually going to have to do things on my own starting next week.  I cannot believe that nearly 3 weeks has gone by already! We’ve been so spoiled with our moms helping out that it’s going to be rough going for a few days as we adjust.

Each afternoon, Nana Ellen takes Morgan out for a swim and Leighton and I get a nap. Since I cannot get into the pool for another 3 weeks, I guess that Jeremy will have to pick up the slack on swim time. Morgan has progressed so much during Ellen and his Aunt Maggie’s visit! He is almost dog paddling and has put his entire head under water without inhaling any! I have my rocking chair positioned in our room so that I can look out over the pool and I love watching my little guy splash and play as I nurse Leighton.

Our mothers have been great–laundry has been done, beds have been made, meals cooked, and kiddos have been loved on. I really don’t know how we would have survived without them!

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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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