Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More Baby FInley! 2-4 weeks

Here are some more photos of Finley! We are having a blast watching her grow and experience the world. Its hard to believe she is now 4 weeks old. We are slowly adjusting to our new life, which now consists of taking care of Finley, making sure the dogs get some exercise and attention and keeping our house functioning at a minimal level. That is about it.

Its funny that we actually thought we would have a garden or continue with most of our previous activities. I always thought it was crazy when people said that they barely have time to shower with a newborn. I thought that must just be people that arent good at managing time. Not true. It really is hard to take a shower or eat or do anything. It gets easier everyday though.

If I can eat, take a shower, care for Finley (which involves feeding her most of the day) and get the dogs out for a run in a day, we are doing well. Sleeping is going better than we expected, but 5 hrs is still not enough. We start getting her ready for bed at around 7 pm and get up for the day at around 7 am. In that time if we get 5 hrs of sleep, we are happy. sort of.

Life is way more complicated and more simple at the same time. Since we dont have time or energy to do much, we are learning to enjoy simplicity (not something I previously excelled at).

I am making progress with my recovery from surgery and am starting to get some exercise and get out of the house at least once a day. My parents are visiting now and are going to watch Finley, while Ben and I go out for dinner! We are very excited!

The best way to get her to stop crying!

Finley is learning to enjoy kisses from Daddy

Gran and Finley enjoying time together

Hanging out with Daddy

The "I have a question" pose

Laying in the grass for the first time at Greenlake with Grandma

Sunday, May 9, 2010

First Bath and Other Adventures in The 1st Weeks

Finley's first bath! She still has her little stump so it was just a sponge bath.

Finley likes to ride in the Ergo Carrier with daddy

We took a trip to downtown Edmonds to celebrate Mother's Day.
What a cute little town.

Indy decided that Finley is a suitable toy thrower. She put her toy on Finley and stared at her. I hope she likes to throw things when she is older!

Daddy hanging out with Finley and Indy

Gran enjoying her time with Finley

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Finley Dahlia - born April 27th 4:31 am - 6 lbs 5 oz

We are so excited that our little girl is finally here! After spending the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy on bed rest, I was excited to finally go to the hospital knowing that I would come home with a baby. I was admitted on Sunday afternoon for an unsuccessful induction that lasted until early Tuesday morning. I have to admit I was relieved when a C-section became the safest option to deliver the baby, even though I was hoping to not go that route.

We got home on Thursday night and have been enjoying being a family of 3 and adjusting to a serious lack of sleep!

held by daddy for the first time

going home from the hospital