Friday, January 30, 2009

Our Snuggle Bug



The first picture is swaddled up in her hospital blanket, and the second is after getting dressed to go home from the hospital. It seems odd that for a girl who was almost 8 lbs at birth, the newborn size clothes are SO huge!

Breastfeeding is definitely a challenge. For me, the pain in the nipple area is pretty excruciating, even though I believe that her latch is correct (entire areola). And today my milk is coming in, so I feel like a literally have cantalopes strapped to my chest. Also, she gets frantic if she doesn't like the way the nipple feels or works on the first latch, so I try to get them primed for her before starting. I know we will work this out. If not, I'll definitely be talking to a lactation consultant sometime next week, because I can't take this pain! I can't end on that kind of negative note, though! Overall, though, I absolutely *adore* my and the entire experience of being a parent. We love her SO SO much!
I still need to write up that birth story...

14 comments:

ashley said...

She is the sweetest little girl!!!! I am overjoyed for you. Cheerish every moment!

Soapchick said...

She is gorgeous!!! Sorry for the breast feeding pain, I hope it gets better soon.

Stace said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!!! Congrats!

Cindy Nguyen said...

she's gorgeous! Congratulations.

Lorrie said...

What a beauty! Congratulations.

Jen said...

She is beautiful!! Congratulations!

poppy.f.seed said...

she is beautiful, Congratulations!

Jill said...

What a beautiful little girl! I'm so happy for you Sarah! So glad she is finally here!! Congrats.

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

She is ADORABLE. So happy for you!

And as far as the breast feeding challenges, I promise it gets way better. When I started, I was in excruciating pain, and also had tons of bleeding. But I kept with it (used a nipple shield until my poor nips healed) and within a few weeks it was super easy. And NOW, well she bites me all the time and my nips are so tough I barely feel it. I can check my email, talk on the phone, have a snack and breast feed all at the same time. Trust me, it really does get easier.

Can't wait for the birth story!

Morrisa said...

She is just beautiful, congrats! Can't wait to hear the birth story.

sw said...

how wonderful..don't give up on the breast feeding. It does get easier..I literally had to bite a pillow because of the pain with my 3rd..the best advice I got from a friend when I had my first was make a commitment..for 6 weeks to breast feed..it gets so much easier..it really, really, really is what is best for your baby..and you too!! So hang in there..enjoy her!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! Hang in there with the BF - if she's latching on well, it WILL get better in time. She is so sweet!!!

Jen said...

Congratulations! I hope you all are doing well and adjusting to being new parents :)

sara said...

Congrats she is beautiful!!!!!