Audrey's weigh in.
-Audrey lost her umbilical cord after 4 days. I'm not gonna lie, it really freaked me and Phil out. It was so gross and I couldn't tell if it was okay or not. It's all healed and looks great now. Deep sigh of relief. I did not enjoy that process.
-Last Monday our midwife dropped by to check on our progress and weigh little Miss Audrey E. After 1 week she is already back to her birth weight! Wahoo!
-I'm back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. I'm over the moon! I expected to give myself a few months to ease back into my old clothes. I'm already planning my outfits.
-No stretch marks! Again. Over the moon.
Our tiny girl is a little wonder. I find myself staring at our beautiful daughter for long periods of time. She is so captivating, it makes it hard for me to do anything else. I'm amazed at how my love for her is growing and maturing every day. I love everything about her, including the fact that she needs me all the time.
I can already see her changing. I know that from the moment she was born she started growing up. It already causes my heart to ache. I'm trying to hang on to every precious moment and lock them up in my heart and my mind.
Lately, I'm also feeling really loved. When I think of how much I love and care for my little daughter, I am reminded of how much the Lord cares and loves for me. It chokes me up a bit. His love for us is beyond compare. My ears are so tuned to Audrey's little cries and puppy noises, just how God hears my cries. It makes my head spin with wonder and awe. Loving my daughter has brought me so much new perspective in my life. I can say that I expected some level of change on my perspective but never to this degree.
Our tiny girl is settling into our lives beautifully. I am feeling more comfortable and easy with my new role as a Mama. I am feeling more empowered and less afraid. I am getting used to our new sleep schedule and I feel more adjusted to life with a newborn. It's a gorgeous feeling.