Monday, July 27, 2015

First Weekend by Ourselves

Well, we had a good first weekend by ourselves  and I survived my first full week at home too.  Aka I kept Molly Anne alive by myself plus Kevins help.  I didn't even know how to care for a newborn other than my instinctual ways until the hospital and mom taught me everything.  And I'm still learning every day from friends (I've asked my friends Sarah, Kimmy and Kelly 18,000 questions) and trial by error.  Ain't no shame in admitting this and I hope it helps any pregnant or soon to be pregnant friends feel comfortable that they can do it and will pick it up easily too. 

We had more visitors on Thursday - our next door neighbors.  The boys were SO cute with her. I told them she could be a wife to one of them!

Mills also got groomed last week, finally!

And Rachel and Maggie met Molly Anne on Friday!

Our friends Kimmy and Jeff came over Friday night and brought dinner and hung out.  Good times!  

She gave me lots of pointers and helped me with the bedtime routine.  She convinced me to swaddle both of her arms in for the first time and in a new swaddle pod that Sarah let me borrow. This led to Molly Anne sleeping from 9:30-2:30 instead of the usual 1:30 wake up.  Needless to say I ordered the swaddles on Amazon Prime at 2:30am!

Hanging on our back patio and staring at the monitor!

Saturday we chilled!  All of us!

Same thing Sunday plus we went to Midwood for some BBQ. It was good to get out. We have had more advice that says to go out now while she sleeps so much.  It's worked well because she eats at 6pm then she sleeps for 1.5 hours before bedtime routine begins at 8:30 so we just go to dinner around 6:30/7 and it's easy. 

I also was headstrong in not using a paci but that lasted 2.5 weeks haha.  The pediatrician said to use it in between feedings when she couldn't get soothed. It works!

That's all for now. We have a fun week planned!

8 comments:

bella said...

Sounds like you are adjusting well with having a new baby. Molly is truly a beautiful baby

Rebecca Flowers said...

Molly Anne is precious!!! I'm on number 3 (counting my stepson) and I still ask for advice. Enjoy every minute!!!

Tess said...

Yay!!!! A great weekend for you guys! This makes me giddy!!! It's amazing the network of support you have - what a blessing! And I'm really hoping to take up the advice that we have received as well which is to get out as much as possible after the first two weeks! Keep up the good work girlfriend, you're making it look easy ;)

MCW said...

Asking friends seems like the best way to figure out the newborn thing :) Love that you all have jumped right back into your social life. My NYC friends were out and about right after their babies were born and I think it made for a much easier transition to being parent.

Shauna said...

Hoping to FINALLY see the baby soon! We have to get Brad to chill out on the house work while she's still an infant : ) I love the photo with her and Mills "hanging out" so sweet!

Candace Shiflet said...

Oh my gosh she is SOOO perfect!!! And tiny and dainty and gorgeous! For reals!! Sounds like swaddles are a win for sure haha the more sleep you can get, the better, right? Mills looks so good all groomed and what not. Sounds like a great week :)
xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

Sarah O said...

I need the name of this miracle swaddle please?!?! And any other special nightly routine tips. Anna Grace sleeps for 4 hour stretches at night but I would love for her to go longer.

Leslie said...

So adorable! It seems like the three of you are doing great! Also, can you share the name of the swaddler? I'm definitely all ears for anything that is proven to be helpful. :)