Thursday, January 29, 2009

Week in Review

So many firsts this past week! First bottle - sucked down 3 oz. like a champ. First shopping trip with Mom - slept through it, but she got a new coat. Score! First restaurant trip with the lovely LeBoeuf family - again, slept through it. First surprise bouquet of flowers from Dad, who brought some home for Mom too because he is a very smart man. First giant booger popping out of her nose when she sneezed, too - and I think we have officially crossed some sort of Crazy New Parent line because we kept taking pictures of how cute it was. We have lost it, haven't we?

Tomorrow she is four weeks old. Is it weird to feel like she is already growing up fast?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Today's Milestone: Her First Pacifier

If there is one thing we have learned about our little daughter in these past three weeks, it is this: the girl likes to suck. A lot. Apparently she doesn't get enough sucking in with her feedings so we offer up our fingers all day to soothe her. But today we decided to trade in shriveled up wrinkly fingers in favor of letting her try a pacifier. And we think she has a new best friend.

In other news this week: we had her first pediatrician visit. She passed with flying colors, nice clean bill of health, and gaining weight - up to 8 lbs now!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sody is two weeks old

Two weeks and one day, to be exact. Here is what has happened in her first couple weeks on the planet:

*umbilical cord fell off
*had her first bath - not happy about it
*first diaper rash (hellooooo Desitin!)
*had her first babysitters - Grandma and Grandpa Peterson while Mom and Dad snuck out for lunch
*working very hard at sucking on her own fingers, just can't figure out how to keep them in her mouth yet
*baked her first cake with Mom while sleeping in a sling
*made a trip to Dad's office to get shown off to all the coworkers - slept through the whole thing.

Monday, January 12, 2009

She's heeeeeeere!!

Ok, so I think everybody has already gotten the news but it is time to finally get back to the blog: Baby Girl is here! Isota Louise Finlaw was born Friday January 2 at 5:19 a.m. She was 7 lbs, 7 oz and 20 inches. Totally perfect and adorable and neither Joe or I can believe how in love we are with this tiny girl.
The birth story is one that is all about speed. I woke up with contractions about two minutes apart at 2:30 a.m. Friday. They weren't super strong so I stayed at home on the advice of the labor nurse. They quickly became unbearable and I got Joe up at 4:30, saying something along the lines of "We need to get to the hospital for medication NOW." Arrived at the hospital at 5 a.m., where I was promptly prodded and checked and suddenly whisked off to Delivery because that baby was coming. I distinctly remember being on the bed and thinking, "Crap, I really am not going to get any drugs for this!" But suddenly there I was pushing and about five minutes later we had a baby. It was the most surreal blur of amazing events that I will ever experience.
And then I couldn't stop laughing. The nurse said, "Someone gave her giggle juice!" I just fell instantly in love and instantly into happiness and that's pretty much where we are all still at. (Add in some fairly substantial sleeplessness too, of course...) She rules. We stare at her all day and absolutely cannot believe we did this.