Sunday, July 12, 2009

Two Weeks Already?

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Wow, I can't believe it's been two weeks since I gave birth to Anna Lily. She's two weeks old already? I'm so proud that she hasn't had any formula in her (entire) life, no bottles or artificial nipples of any kind. That's a huge triumph for us!

She was also born too big for the newborn size diapers and too big for Sarah and Caleb's old preemie and newborn size clothing. That amazes my husband and me. Anna Lily is such a sweet little baby.

People ask me if she "fusses" a lot and I tell them I don't really know, because if she ever seems less than happy I just put her to the breast. Of course, everyone tells me I'm nursing her too much and that she's too dependant on me. Really? A newborn who is dependent on its mother?

She also makes nighttime parenting a breeze! She nurses around 10:30pm, then sleeps until sometime in the midnight hour, and then sleeps until sometime between 3-4 a.m. Neither of us wakes fully for her nighttime feeds and we sleep together, facing each other, so she can nurse while I lie down. How easy is that?? Thanks "baby Anna Lily"!

4 comments:

Charity said...

Thats the same think I have always done, I love nighttime feedings. I have never had a baby that was "up at night" they have always slept with my husband and I and had easy access to my breasts to feed.

LOVE your blog by the way!

Krista said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely beautiful! My daughter was super easy like that too....only woke up a few times at night to eat and we nursed in bed and would fall back asleep....a million times different from my son who was collicky, refused to nurse, ahhh, 180 degree difference.....so glad its going so well for you as well!

Oh and poo-poo on the nay-sayers....they don't know what they are talking about!

Olivia said...

My baby and I sleepl like that too. It makes life so much easier. People are always shocked when I tell them I have been more well rested since I gave birth than I was in the last part of pregnancy.

Michele said...

Oh Becky, she is so beautiful.

I also love night time feedings--we sleep face to face and it is peaceful. There is no feeling like it.

Time does fly by so fast. In 10 days Hannah will be THREE MONTHS old!