On Sunday, August 4th we were discharged from the hospital and made our way back home with Makenzie Lynne to be greeted by my in-laws all standing along the lane with this wonderful display! Notice the soccer balls in the hoop for Makenzie to play with in a few months. :D
Our first night home was well, as good as any first night home with a newborn can be. She fed well but the going to sleep in the middle of the night part was a little tricky. We learned a few things that first night; the pack 'n' play is far too big for her right now and she was not having any of it, and the By Your Side Sleeper is a lifesaver! (Thank you Krishawn!!!) She is much more comfortable sleeping in that on our bed. Granted now we feel the need to get a King size bed, but for a couple months I will sacrifice my bed space if that means my baby girl will sleep well at night.
Makenzie seems to be a little bit confused by day time and night time, but I am not minding the extended cuddle sessions throughout the day. Ross and I have also found our roles in parenthood. I, the morning person take the early shift, and Ross takes the late shift. In the late hours I will feed her and Ross will rock her to sleep so that I can get some rest before the next feeding. So far, this routine and shared responsibility has proven pretty effective.
What we've been up to:
- Taking more photos than I ever thought I could in a 24 hour period and then posting them on various social media sources. I apologize if your feed is full of our baby. :)
- Taking every chance I get to snuggle with Makenzie and staring into her beautiful grey-blue eyes.
- Trying to establish some sort of routine. I'll keep you posted on how that works out.
Baby things we couldn't live without:
- By your side sleeper
- Newborn Diapers! She is too small for the cloth ones and probably will be for a while.
- Footed onesies (they are so comfy and socks always fall off her tiny feet)
- Friends and family who offer to bring us dinner!
What Makenzie's been up to:
- Sleeping, Sleeping, and more sleeping usually in 2-3 hour blocks of time especially at night when she finally falls asleep.
- Pooping when someone opens her diaper.
- Peeing on mama's lap at night time.
- Going to the store to pick up more diapers and some warmer newborn clothes.
- Attending her first wedding.
- Accomplished her ability to track with both her eyes in unison.
- Working on breastfeeding. She almost has it down pat. (Mommy is also still trying to get the hang of it.
I can't believe one week has already gone by. It seems like I was in the hospital just yesterday! I sometimes just get teary eyed thinking that I finally have my baby in my arms and I just feel so blessed by God for this precious gift he has given my husband and I. I was told that there is nothing better than seeing your husband hold your baby girl for the first time. It's true, except I have to say I fall in love with Ross all over again every time he holds Makenzie or when I hear him tell her she's beautiful while changing her diaper.
Here a couple pictures from Page and Ema's wedding last night.
The youngest single lady at the wedding.
Daddy didn't let her catch the bouquet though, not until she's 30!!!