Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My First Mother's Day Weekend

Gosh, as much as I plan on getting online and writing a blog post, real life happens, poopy diapers happen, crying and cuddling and sleeping and feeding happen....and all of a sudden it's been a week since I've posted.

One of these days I'll get back to normal posting. Sometime in the next 18 years I'd guess :)

Anyway, not only did baby girl turn 2 weeks old on Sunday, it was also my first mother's day weekend--a weekend I've longed to celebrate for a while and was so thankful I had my little muffin in time to celebrate mommy-hood!

Our days often look like this:
Morning coffee (sometimes with a side of puppy company)
 one of us has baby....
and the other has puppy in the lap haha

Our weekend started off with a trip to the lactation consultant because (get ready for real life), my nips have been destroyed by breast feeding. Ella was feeding so well and on a great schedule where we were sleeping a combination of 8 hours (interrupted) through the night. And then we introduced the nipple shield so mama could let her nippies heal and all hell broke loose. Apparently baby girl wasn't getting as much milk with the shield because she became super fussy, and was feeding every 45 minutes to an hour and a half.

Needless to say, our next two nights were tough as I had to pump instead of breast feeding since I needed the time to heal, but I couldn't keep up with her demand, so we supplemented with some formula in the meantime.
We also had a baby who only wanted to fall asleep on us instead of in her swing
Sunday morning was Mother's Day and I had a pancake breakfast made for me by MG, and a card from Ella (which suspiciously looked like MG's handwriting ;) which totally made me cry.

My mom came over around lunch time and got in some Ella time--during which MG and I both took a much needed nap and then we got in all kinds of snuggles



We took an afternoon walk around the neighborhood and then grilled out since the weather was so gorgeous out.

And little miss gave us the best mother's day present by sleeping right after her feedings all night long Sunday night. Bless you, baby!
So thankful for this little girl...even on the nights we don't get as much sleep. Because, look at that face:
Hoping all of the mommies and mommies-to-be had a nice mother's day weekend. And for any of you out there struggling with infertility, I hope you made it through the weekend ok...I know it's tough, but there is hope. Keep your faith.

23 comments:

  1. Jenn, she is absolutely adorable!!! Please email me if you have any breastfeeding questions, I was a La Leche League leader for 10 years.

    bczimmer5@gmail.com

    So happy for you this Mothers Day!!

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  2. Oh my goodness she is just precious!!! Happy First Mother's Day, looks like it was a great one!

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  3. That sounds like a great combo for letting you heal. I would have prob recommended the same. Keep it up!! You can do it.

    Happy first Mother's Day!! Such a blessing for you.

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  4. oh she's just so darn cute! happy belated mothers day my friend! glad you had a wonderful day and amazing first couple weeks :) enjoy!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  5. Happy first Mother's Day! She's beautiful!!!

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  6. Happy Mother's Day! She is honestly such a beautiful baby I could stare at that face all day long. I hope you got a lot of help from the consultant. My mother used to do that when we were younger :-)

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  7. Oh my goodness, I can't get over how gorgeous she is! Congratulations again!

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  8. She is so adorable!! The first few weeks are so hard or at least they were for me. We ended up having to use formula because my milk never came in and he was so fussy because he was hungry. It was nice to have a fed happy baby. Happy first mother's day!!

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  9. Happy late Mother's Day! I hope you had the best day with your precious miracle girl. She is absolutely perfect!

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  10. So sweet! Happy first Mother's Day!

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  11. Happy first Mother's Day! Baby Ella is adorable! Cheers, Laura

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  12. She is just precious. Good luck with the breast feeding, it is tough. So happy she slept for you!

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  13. Happy Mothers day to you! I'm glad it was fabulous with that precious, sweet girl! xo

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  14. What a wonderful 1st Mother's Day!!! :) She is beautiful.

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  15. Happy Mother's Day to you! So exciting having her sleep through the night. The nips being raw are rough. I hated that part. I am so sorry!

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  16. Oh that little face is worth it all! So happy you had a great first mother's day girl!!

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  17. Oh Jenn, she is just perfect! And don't worry... your nips will toughen up soon. Just try to hang in there. The first month was just AWFUL for me (mine were bleeding because they were so bad), but I started using Medela Tender Care Lanolin and it worked wonders! Happy Happy Mother's Day to you!! I know you've been waiting for this day for a long time! I'm glad you were able to soak it all in.

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  18. she is so adorable! glad you were able to get a much needed nap. love her little mothers day onesie.

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  19. I am so glad that you finally have your own baby for Mother's Day! You deserve it more than some mothers I know.

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  20. She is so beautiful and looks so much like you! All these pictures just warm my heart for you all- I'm so happy for you!

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  21. Love all the pics! So glad you had a great first Mother's Day!

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  22. She is so adorable! I'm sure you and the hubby are smitten. Trading puppy for baby seems like a fair trade off. LOL Perfect weekend celebrating you!!

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  23. What a great Mother's Day!! Sounds like it was perfect with your sweet girl.

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