Trinity Arlyne, a blessing from above
My sweet Trinity. You are now 11 days old and I am going through so many emotions. One of them is sadness that I'll never have another baby in the house, so I've decided to document your days better than I did your 2 older sisters just for fun. No, it's not that my days with them are any less special. I just want to remember the baby days forever and not have the memories in my head fade so much.
A few things of interest about our healing process. I had a spinal headache after I had you. It took about 5 days for that to go away. It's been 11 days and my csection is healing nicely. I'm driving now, even though my doctor said to wait 2 weeks. I started lastnight. My bleeding has finally slowed to the point of almost not even being there at all. My tubes are still really really sore though from having them tied. I had nightmares after your birth about the fall that got you here, I was so scared that I had hurt you, even after your birth, that I would dream about it and wake up scared and sad.
You were 8lbs 6oz yesterday at your 1 week weight check. The doctor said she likes babies to be back to the birth weight by 2 weeks, and was confident you'd make it. You had 4 days and 3 oz to go. And by the way you've been nursing these last 24 hours, I'd say you are THERE! Hee hee. I think you are having a growth spurt because you've nursed like a workhorse!
You are starting to show some charm and character. You smile at Arielle when she talks to you. You are a very alert little cutie when you're awake. You look just like mommy. I have taken so many pictures of you that totally remind me of some of my baby pictures, so I can do a side by side comparison. I'm alot more excited about having a child look like me than I thought I would be. I didn't really care before you came, because I'm used to your sisters looking like Daddy, and they are cute, so I hoped you'd look like them too. But now that you are here and look like me, it's alot of fun and tickles me pink. ANd because you are named for my late grandmother, it seems even more special that you like me.
So I hope the words I write here serve a purpose someday. I hope you know how much I love you and your sisters. You are all 3 my reason for living, along with Daddy.