Sunday, February 3, 2013

1 Week Old

Emery's first week was spent mostly in the hospital hanging out with dad and trying not to get too upset when poked at 4am. By the time we finally got home she was already 4 days old and by the time the weekend was over she was already a week old. My mom was waiting for us when we got home from the hospital and stayed until Monday afternoon. She took Emery at night and just brought her in for feedings so that we could sleep, cooked us 3 meals, helped with Emery's first "bath" and did so many other things for us. It was so nice to be able to be home and still have so much help! We have been lucky that since the first night home from the hospital Emery has a great night eating/sleeping schedule that many moms of newborns would love. She eats twice at night and once in the "early" morning when many people are awake but I would rather not be.

One Week Old Stats (Jan. 21, 2013)
8lbs 11oz
We went to our 1 week appointment and love our doctor! Jeff's friend is also the receptionist at the office so it was fun seeing her. When we left the hospital on Friday Emery weighed 8lbs even. At her 1 week appointment the next Monday she had gained 11oz and was well past her birth weight. She had also grown just a little bit.
 The next day we had to go get her second PKU test done at the lab and she did great! She barely even cried at all and as soon as it was over you never would have known that anything had just happened. Here's a tip: if you ever have to take a newborn to a lab call ahead and ask for an appointment at their slowest time. There were only 2 or 3 other people in the waiting room with us and we only waited for maybe 5 minutes. However, someone brought his dog in with him to pay his bill and Jeff and I both eyed the dog the entire time. Thank goodness for the car seat cover.

Jeff's mom came Monday night and stayed during the week. She also took Emery at night so we got even more sleep which was nice since Jeff had to work on Wednesday. She helped cook and clean so we were very spoiled our whole first week home.
I was even more spoiled because Jefferson got to take two weeks off of work for Emery so we had a whole week at home together before he had to go back to work. It was so nice having him at home not only to help but to just be our little family together.

Jefferson bought Emery a bunch of flowers for her hair.
Maybe this is why she is such a daddy's girl already.

Grandma getting the bath ready

She actually was pretty content most of the time until the very end.


Or maybe this is why she is such a daddy's girl.
Jeff's favorite saying is already "Mom made me do it!"


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