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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Almost 1 Month

well, it's almost been 1 month or 4 weeks or 30 days, since our sweet Lydia was born.
I realize that the basics of motherhood came back to me quickly as you are forced to take care of an infant 24/7, however adjusting to the lack of sleep with a newborn has not been my favorite part of loving our new little girl.
There never seems to be a moment during the day when I can get a nap. Luckily she is sleeping 3-4 hours during the night.

Over the past few weeks I have learned a few helpful tips
when nursing, everyone says that button down shirts are a real help, however they do not bother to tell you how to make them work so that you are not showing your flesh all day. here's the tip: undo the buttons from the bottom up and leave one or two buttons secured. This way you are sure that you are not worried you are about to flash a stranger or even friends in the mother's lounge. No one told me.

The sponge bath bear has been a super big help. For the infant who is still really floppy the bear is just right for a quick kitchen sink bath.

I've learned a lot these last few weeks. More tips to come.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lydia Elaine Williams--I'm Here!!

On May 30th 2008 Lydia Williams Arrived at 1:50 pm
5 lbs 15 oz; 19 " long

Proud Papa-Kevin
Since coming home Kevin has been a great help with the new baby duties. He had a bit of a shock one evening after a long tiring day, he looked in the mirror and saw baby Lydia's face in the mirror.

We have been trying to decide whose features she resembles most. It is a tricky task seeing how all babies look like grandpas/old men the first few weeks of life.

Lydia under the Billilights. after getting used to the shock of being naked and the feeling of her arms fly around, she started to really enjoy being in the warm light. She relaxed and let the lights work their magic. 5 hours later we were able to be discharged from the hospital. I was really anxious to leave the hospital so having to wait all day Sunday to go home was a test of patience

Austin was by far the most excited about the arrival of anew sister. Riley is warming up to the idea more each day.

Babys crying gotta go..........