I JUST got on here to tell you that I was totally going to stalk you now, and you HAD YOUR BABY.... woooohoooo!!! I'm sad I missed stalking, but absolutely elated that you had such a wonderful experience and birthed such a perfect baby girl! I am soooo looking forward to your story and birthy pics
Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006
Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13
Thanks everyone!!! We are soooo in looooove with Teagan!
Update time! Day 2 at home:
We woke up pretty refreshed this morning. Teagan was a little fussy between 11pm and 2 but then she gave us two nice 2.5 hour stretches after we turned on our white noise machine (humidifier). BFing is going well. She loves boob. She had 5(!) poopy diapers yesterday. I guess my colostrum is clearing out her little system pretty well . She loves to be swaddled. She HATES wetting her diaper! We've been more or less co-sleeping as it's the only way to keep her calm. It unnerves us a little but we're getting used to it. Izzy has been such a fabulous daddy! Our first cloth diaper delivery should come today! OK, time to go eat!
Two 2.5 hour stretches with a newborn is great! I'm so happy BFing is going well for you too...that's a real blessing. Haha about the poopy diapers...isn't it amazing how much poop can be hiding inside such a tiny girl? Where do they keep it?!
Glad you're all enjoying each other! Sounds like you are BOTH amazing parents so far. Totally agree with Lauren about the sleeping, too. Naps make allllll the difference when your body is still adjusting to the new reality of life with a baby!
Congratulations, Erin! WTTW, sweet little Teagan! She is adorable!
Oh my Congratulations! I am glad everything went well. It sounds like you had a great birth experience. Yay!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
I have to stop staying offline on the weekends, I keep missing births! Glad yours went well, and you look *fabulous* in that heading-home pic! Enjoy your babymoon. Can't wait to hear the full story.
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