May 20, 2021
Yesterday; Family walk in the park, 27°c outside!
Taking pictures of newborns is not the easiest, but every angle of Lily is cute:)
Hello from the Lily bubble. There is so much to say and yet nothing haha. We are obviously only spending time at home and we don’t do anything other than taking care of our little angel. So, we are busy but are also not really doing anything:)
Lily had her two week checkup appointment with the pediatrician this morning. It’s located across the street from our apartment so it’s very easy for us to get to and we don’t have to interact with anyone else.
She’s had three appointments there so far. The first one was the day after we came home from the hospital. She had a little bit of jaundice then so they took some blood and when the result came in they asked us to come back for another check the next day even though we had an appointment two days later.
At her first appointment she had already gained above her birth weight which is great. Everything else looked good except the jaundice. For the second appt, Jim went by himself since it was only going to be a blood test but the doctor ended up doing a full checkup and then said that her jaundice looked fine, we don’t need to do anything and we could cancel the appt for the next day.
Today we had her two week checkup. She has gained more weight (she’s heavier than Thor now haha), her skin looks perfect and everything seems great. Since she’s only breastfed we have to start giving her vitamin D drops every day, other than that we are good until the next appointment in two weeks.
The easiest way to bring Lily to the pediatrics is to carry her in the car seat
I’m so happy that I am able to breastfeed her. My mom and sister struggled and ended up giving formula instead, but I had amazing lactation coaches at the hospital that I can call at any time now as well if I have questions or concerns. To be able to feed her has been a dream of mine and I am so happy that I can. And let me tell you, this little lady can eat. I feel like I don’t do anything else haha. My boobs are clearly doing a great job cause she is gaining weight at a great speed.
For the most part we have had it pretty easy, Lily is a dream, but I did have a rough day on Tuesday. Lily lets us sleep for 4-6 hours at night, then she eats and falls back to sleep for another two hours, which is awesome, we are so grateful for that! But, I was a bit extra tired on Monday night when trying to put her to sleep and continued to be tired throughout Tuesday and the day ended up being a little bit of a struggle. But, I really can’t complain. One day of a tired mommy out of baby’s 12 days on earth, I think that’s pretty amazing.
It’s quite warm here in Stamford these days which I of course love! We have been out for a walk with Lily in the stroller every day, I have even been out on my own with her which has been great. Fresh air, moving my body, a calm and sleepy baby and warm weather,.. can’t wish for anything better. I always wanted a spring child and I got one, and she really did bring the spring when she arrived ♥
May 15th, one week postpartum