Monday, April 23, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Violets first month went by so fast. The first two weeks are still a blur to me (probably due to the massive amounts of crying I did). Getting through the first week was one of the biggest challenges of my life. Between breastfeeding, lack of sleep and recovering from surgery, I felt completely clueless on my abilities as a mom. Thank goodness that subsided after a few weeks once we were able to establish a routine. Here are a few highlights from her first month.
First Pediatricians appointment- Violet visited her doctor for the first time when she was 11 days old for her newborn checkup. Her weight was 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She was still not back to her birth weight yet which had me a bit concerned, but the doctor assured me that it was quite normal and to not worry. The big highlight of the appointment was her umbilical cord falling off only to go missing, then to be discovered attached to the nurses scrubs. She nicely removed it from her arm and placed it in a cup for us to take home.
Bath Time- Violet hated her first bath; she screamed and was unable to be consoled. It lasted about 2 minutes as my mom and I raced to wash her down and snap a few pictures. Who knew you could sweat that much after very little activity? Her second bath was much better, and she has enjoyed her baths ever since. It is a nightly ritual now!
Her first outings- Violet went to see her Great Grandma Eva when she was 12 days old. Grandma Eva was completely smitten with her. She also took a trip to the farmers market in Little Italy. I have enjoyed taking her to the weekly breastfeeding support group at the hospital and meeting other moms with new babies too. It is so fun to see how much she weighs every week and knowing that she is getting enough during her feedings.
Things she loves/likes- She loves to eat (of course), and take naps with mommy and daddy. She enjoys watching her mobile in her crib and checking out every black and white picture she can.
I am beyond thrilled with my new job as a mom. She is the most amazing baby! John has been a great support. We can’t wait for the months ahead and all of the milestones she will be reaching.