Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Week One

Hannah is a phenomenal baby! We thought we were the luckiest people in the world to have such a BEAUTIFUL baby girl with all her thick golden brown hair, as we have gotten to know her we are even more grateful for her precious spirit and easy personality.

Hannah likes to show off her tongue. When she is awake and aware she is often sticking out her tongue and rolling it.

Her eyes are big and beautiful.

We are getting down the sleeping schedule. I know that pregnancy prepared me for the night time awakening. Adam are becoming smarter when we wake up...for example, we change her before we feed her because she is more likely to be subdued after feeding.

Hannah was very lucky to have her Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Megan over to tend to her, love her, and get to know her all week. They are going home now but I'm sure through webcams and pictures they will be able to get to know Hannah very nicely :)

I'm doing great! I've had a few emotional moments, especially as I think of leaving her for my last semester of school...I've lost most of my pregnancy weight (only seven pounds to go) and by staying active and involved I feel I'm healing rather nicely.

Hannah's umbilical cord fell off today in the early afternoon. Her naval is as cute as a button (:).

As of yesterday afternoon we took over 660 pictures of our gorgeous girl.

Rosalie asked me if it was difficult to adjust our lives. I'm sure as time goes on we will find that there are adjustments to be made, but taking care of her feels so wonderful and natural. The adjustments we've made starts in our hearts. I feel like the Grinch who's heart was three sizes too small but I never knew it. This morning Adam and I were laying in bed with me on one arm and Hannah on the other and Adam said "Do you see how lucky I am, my arms are so full!"

So in spite of the dirty diapers, the 1am feedings, the worry I fear I will have for the rest of my life this has been a golden week. Tomorrow we celebrate our three year anniversary. She is the best gift we could have given each other. I told my mom that I was reminded of Fiddler on the Roof when the father says "They are so happy that they don't know how miserable they are."


Brad and Stephanie said...

I am so happy for you! Those moments are the best aren't they!? I look back at those days and smile everytime. It's fun to enjoy each new stage but focus on the one your in because each stage crazy or good only lasts a little while even if it feels like it will take forever. I can't believe my "baby" is talking and running around! They are truely amazeing don't you think?

Margie said...

I miss Hannah!!