Tomorrow you will be 7 weeks old. You were born on March 11, 2012 at 2:06pm at Richardson Methodist hospital. You were 10 pounds 1 ounce and 21″ long. I was in early labor for 48 hours before we went to the hospital. When we got to the hospital around 6am, I was 7cm dilated. I ended up having a c-section 8 hours later because I never progressed past 7. It was a hard pregnancy filled with a lot of pain, but it was all worth it because you are precious.
As I type this with my thumbs on my phone, you are sleeping on my chest. That is your favorite place to be. As much as I wish I could reach my coffee cup or get something to eat, it’s my favorite place for you to be too. I know this part of your life will be so short, so I am trying to cherish every minute.
You are a bit of a mystery to your dad and I right now. Your signals are a bit hard to read and understand. We are slowly figuring you out as your personality comes in.
You smile really easily. Your sister didn’t smile until she was about 6 weeks old. You started smiling between 3 and 4 weeks! Last night, I was feeding you in the middle of the night on the bed. I looked down, and you were straining to look at your snoring dad with a huge smile on your face. It was too precious.
We are breastfeeding, and it has been a hard fought and won battle. We struggled at the beginning with you not gaining enough weight, nipple confusion, and more. But, we are finally at a great place. You haven’t had a bottle in a week or two, and you are gaining weight. I’m proud of the hard work we put in. It was worth it!
You love to be in motion and upright. You love the swing at night and riding in the moby wrap on me during the day. You like to be held most of the time. You are more fussy than your sister was as a baby. You sleep well. Last night, you slept from 10pm to 6am and then from 7am to 10:30am.
You think your big sister is pretty awesome. You give her big smiles and love to look at her when she is nearby. She is on the fence about you. At first she was indifferent to you, but now she thinks you are funny. She especially likes to watch you squirm. Last night, she was pretending to be you by squirming around and eating her hand. It was hilarious.
We are so happy that you are here in our family, and we cannot wait to discover the person you will become!