I've spent quite a bit of time laughing at this little one! One night in particular she had just finished feeding and I was patting her back. She let out an enormous belch... that in and of itself is pretty funny, an adult size noise coming from a mini baby... but what was more is that it totally startled her.
She's growing and her face is filling out a little bit more.
But the preemie diapers aren't quite fitting yet
Our first non-sponge bath... she didn't mind too much!
Posted by Amber Carlston at 9/21/2009 01:39:00 PM
Having a newborn can be a joy and a burden. They are so helpless and yet so cute. To be honest we were totally unprepared for a teeny tiny baby. We had to run to Babies R Us and buy preemie diapers and a few clothes. She was a pretty good little sleeper and eater (I'm totally lucky!)
Totally drowning in New Born clothing, and scratching her face up.
Chicken leg baby
Posted by Amber Carlston at 9/21/2009 01:28:00 PM
I must start out by apologizing for this post being nearly TWO months over due. On Wednesday August 5th at about 8:45 Chris and I were enjoying some breakfast together talking about plans for the day. I interrupted our conversation by saying something like "shoot! I just peed my pants..." That was not actually the case, water had broken! I called my doc and they said to just come in. Chris and I packed up the rest of our hospital stay bags and were off.
I was admitted about 11 am and began Petocin about noon. The doc estimated a 12-18 hour labor. I wussed out and got the epidural about 4:30 (BEST MOVE EVER!) At that time I wasn't even half way there... so I took some great naps and enjoyed the green ice chips... Around 9pm my Mom and her husband showed up for a visit, 9:40 they left... and I was suddenly ready to go! I pushed 5 or 6 times while the staff was frantically setting up...
Piper came at 12 minutes after 10:00 p.m.
5 lbs. 10 oz. and 18 inches long. Just an itty bitty baby?!
Two minutes after birth
Two minutes after the bath
[First] Two minutes alone time with Dad.
Posted by Amber Carlston at 9/20/2009 08:36:00 AM