Saturday, March 1, 2008

AT HOME WITH BABY MYA

Hey wait...nobody told US that babies were this much work! Alas, we the proud but sleep-deprived parents plod on...

We brought Mya home on Wednesday afternoon and are working hard at getting into a bit of a routine. That was tougher in the first few days when mom and baby were still getting the hang of breastfeeding, but it's getting better and better -- feedings are coming every 2-3 hours as prescribed and Mya's on her way to getting fat and happy. Having her home -- despite the fog of only getting sleep for a few hours (at most) at a time -- feels wonderful.

As you may be able to tell from a few of the pics here, her color is normalizing. She's definitely more Velazquez than Ames in that department, which everyone says is great, especially if she ends up with blue eyes. For some reason, that only seems strengthen my resolve to lock her up in a dungeon through puberty. Wendy's been doing great with breastfeeding and mothering. Daddy, meanwhile, has become something of a pro with diaper changes.

We've also had some visitors to the house already. Grammy Ethel came and spent the night on Thursday, Auntie Emily stayed the night before that. Dave, Jeff and Tiffanee have all stopped by the house to see baby Mya, too. We'll be taking plenty more pictures in the weeks/months/years ahead -- I've just left a random sampling of our first few days as a family here.

8 comments:

Kristi V. said...

I can't believe you guys are parents! I love the picture of Wendy holding Mya close to chest. Hang in there, I'm sure it gets easier...but what do I know yet?

Anonymous said...

She looks just like dad-

Anonymous said...

I don't have any advice, I just have to say that she's SO precious! Gosh! I can't wait to meet her!

XO, Adrienne

Brendissima said...

she's beautiful..congratulations....

Colleen said...

YAY! She's so cute! Lookin' all like Daddy! Hang in there, the sleep will come!!!

BossiRossi said...

woo hoo!!! you're home! how exciting! Sounds like you're all adjusting and enjoying your family time...it only gets better. Have FUN!

Anonymous said...

wow, she is sure a beauty...awesome job, you guys! breastfeeding is sure a trial and error thing...you don't even know how many times, we had to call the leche nurses to come and show me how to get chloe to latch on properly...those were fun times!
by some of the pics, i can't decide is she has her daddie's nose???

xoxo,
Anne & Chloe

Kimberly said...

I too have a little girl who looks a lot like daddy! i think it makes for a very special father/daughter bond in the months ahead.
Congrats on being home. Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience. Hang in there during the early days and soon it becomes so easy - you will be nursing and checking your email at the same time!! He he!
Good luck getting a newborn on a routine. Not quite sure we ever mastered that... and we are still working at it 13 months later! hehe. Enjoy it all. It goes by in a FLASH.