|She looks so small in the crib!|
Miss Mila is doing great. I took her to the pediatrician for a weight check, and she’s only lost 6 oz, so she’s down to 7 lbs, but she’s eating like a champ, and her doc expects her to be back up to her birth weight by her two week checkup. Last night she slept from 11 pm to 4 am, and I am astounded that she already slept 5 consecutive hours – it was amazing! I’m not optimistic that it’s a trend that will continue, though I’d love that – but still, it was a nice reprieve from waking up every two hours to feed her. Speaking of feeding her: breastfeeding is really, really hard. :( I find it excruciating. Literally, it feels like a bear cub is gnawing on my nipples. GNAWING. And…no one talks about how much breast-feeding hurts. But it does. And I’m not saying it’s not worth it, because I want Mila to nurse; I like the idea that I can provide something for my baby to grow healthy and strong that no one else can give her – I WANT to nurture her – but I just wish it wasn’t such a painful process. I know it will get easier, but at the moment, Girlfriend is in serious pain over here. How can something that is so small and has no teeth hurt so much?! Hooooooly guacamole.
|Mommy and Mila|
No Post-Partum Depression to speak of either, though I will say that I think my anxiety is a little higher than normal, but I really think that a combination of falling hormones and lack of sleep is making me a bit nutty. But…in general? I am just so happy with my family. I already can’t imagine how I ever lived without Mila in our little family. It feels really right to just…I dunno…feel content. I like it. :)
And, lastly, I got my haircut today. Mama needed a change. I cut off almost 4 inches and got bangs. You likey?
Enjoy some more pics of Baby Mila. I hope you can’t get enough of her, because at the rate I’m taking pictures, you’re going to be getting a lot more!
|I've decided Mila looks absolutely lovely in lavender!|