Part of the first week was spent in the hospital, obviously. I ended up having to have a c-section (birth story to come soon) so I was required to stay a minimum of 48 hours. Luckily I was released very early. My dad drove up and spent about 5 days with us. It was really nice. He stayed at our house while we were in the hospital and helped take care of Story. The first few days at home were rough. I was mostly confined to the upstairs and couldn't do a whole lot. Even though I did more than I should have. By day 3 at home I was going crazy. Jordan and dad had been working on fixing up the yard, which looks amazing!, so the kitchen was a bit of a mess. My hormones were all sorts of messed up, so I just couldn't handle it. I had to sweep and mop, and then make dinner and do the dishes. Really, just anything to make me feel normal.
At the end of the first week, Finley had her first doctor's appointment. When she was born she weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces. When we left the hospital she was down to 6.7. At the appointment she was back up to 6.14, which was awesome! As a nursing mom, I was worried I wasn't producing enough for her. It's a great reassurance when they're weight stays up. Anyway, at this point Finley would only cry when she was hungry. She was hungry a lot, but at least she didn't cry just to cry. We also celebrated her first holiday, Easter! The girls wore matching dresses and Finley got to meet the Grandmas for the first time.
Jordan's mom came a couple of days later, so it was nice to have a few days just the four of us. She was such a big help! It was really great having someone to talk to.
The third week was a bit of a difficult one. I was cleared to go back to work at the start of the week. Jordan spent the evenings alone with all the the children. It was hard on him at first but he's finally gotten the hang of it. Finley is really gassy so she wanted to be held a lot.
What a fun week! Finley was really on the move! This baby wants to be up and active. She has really good head and neck support so she's constantly lifting her head and looking around. She was still not sleeping through the night, but she had a few long stretches.
We had her first month appointment . Baby is growing like a weed! She's already 8 pounds 1 ounce and is 21 inches long! She grew 3 inches this month!
She loves to lay on her stomach
Wants to be bounced and rocked at the same time
Wants to be a part of everything
Loves to have her head up and looking around
Has the noisiest farts and poops
Burps like a sailor
Spits up a lot
Constantly makes noise