Friday, April 9, 2010

One week old

February 16th, 2010
Today you are one week old baby girl!  We could not imagine life without you. We are so in love. I thought I was prepared for motherhood; I read all the books, took to heart all the stories from other mothers but nothing could have prepared me for how in love I am with my baby girl. I could just sit and stare at her all day long.  I think she is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.  Bobby probably put it best. He was holding her one evening this week and with tears in his eyes he said "if I would have known this would feel this good we would have done this a long time ago." I couldn't have put it better myself.  Seeing Bobby with Cami just makes me fall in love with him even more! Camille has been such a good baby and I don't for one second take for granted how blessed we are. We have had a very busy first week with our baby girl. 
Here are some of the things we have done this week:

February 11th:  We came home from the hospital. We were so ready to come home. I was still very sore from my surgery but ready to rest in the comfort of my own home.  We dressed Cami up in a cute little red outfit with a big red bow and home we went! 

February 12th:  We gave Cami her your bath at home! She screamed the whole time and mommy and daddy might have been just as scared as she was! I sure hope she learns to love baths as much as I do.

February 14th:  Camille's First Valentines Day! Daddy bought a cute longhorn onesie for his newest valentine! We dressed Cami in her 1st Valentine's Day outfit and we traveled to Moulton to Nana and Big Daddy's house for lunch. Bobby and I were definately ready to get out of the house. This was our first trip out since we brought Cami home and even though I was a bit nervous and probably packed too much stuff in the diaper bag, she did super! Also, even though this is a little random, we cut Cami's fingernails for the first time today; however, I made Bobby do it..I was too chicken!

February 16th: Cami and I both went to see Dr. Walker for her 1 week check up and my 1 week post op appointment.  Cami weighed 8 lbs 4 oz, back to her birth weight. I am not sure what she weighed when we left the hospital though.  They didn’t measure her length but Dr. Walker spent alot of time checking out miss Camille and all her reflexe.  He commented on what a pretty baby Cami was and we obviously agreed. The nurses were pretty smitten with her too. I got my staples out today also; it didn't hurt at all and Dr. Walker said everything is healing well.

Weekly Facts:

- Size newborn diapers
- Strictly Newborn size clothes
- Still has a head full of dark hair and eyes look blue for now
- Very alert when awake
- Nicknames—Cami, Monkey, Sweet Pea, Beautiful, Pretty Girl
-We started Cami on Formula on Feb 13th, a few days after she was born, and we have been alternating between formula and breastfeeding. Cami seems to be doing well with this. She was up all night the first few nights, seeming to be starving, so I was so paranoid she wasn't getting enough milk. I know that if you are breastfeeding the baby should be getting plenty, but it was so hard not knowing if she was getting enough. Also, with the formula daddy can help a lot too. Right from the start she switched back and forth very easily between breastfeeding and the bottle. So far she doesn't seem to have a preference of one over the other. However, I have noticed that she falls asleep very easily when she is being breastfed, so sometimes I will breastfeed after we bottle feed for a few minutes until she falls asleep..especially at night when I want to get some sleep. Right now she eats every couple of hours and when eating from the bottle she takes 2-3 ounces of formula at a time.
-waking several times a night to eat
-many visitors this week

Random Pictures from this week:

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