Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Elise's Blessing Day and Recovery Update

Ok. I've got a couple minutes so I better take advantage. I have tons of things I want to blog about, but I seem to be a little busy these days. Actually, a lot busy. And EXHAUSTED. Even though this is my third time having a newborn, I forgot how profound the exhaustion would be. The worst is watching my day winding down and knowing there will be no restorative rest. 

My mom says to enjoy those tender moments at night alone with the baby. And I do, for the most part. But sometimes her little cries to eat at 3am kind of make me want to cry too.

Elise is such a good baby. She still wakes up to eat far more than I'd like, but she is sweet and mild. She is very easy to calm. I believe at this stage newborns know better than anyone when they should eat and when they want to sleep. I don't schedule my newborns. I let her guide me.

As for my recovery, I'm doing great. My incision and the bleed there is almost completely healed. My hand has regained usage and I've regained feeling in my bladder. Unless I really over do it, I don't need pain meds. I'm hoping that by October I'll feel like myself again.

My mom isn't here to take care of me anymore, so I better pull on my big girl panties and get back to work.

(And big girl panties are all that fit, so hopefully soon I can head back to the gym.)

In other news....

Sunday was Elise's blessing day! She's a month old already.
She is such a doll. 

In the Mormon church we don't baptize babies. We wait until at least 8 years old. 
But we do bless our babies at church or at home with a blessing from a Priesthood holder. 

It's a special day and we were so happy to have my parents and Shane's sister and family join us.

My kids! 

Our first photo with our entire family. Ah. Love.

Will try to get back to the blog when I can. I have so much to post! But for now, I'm still instagraming @natssentiments.

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Elizabeth Peterson said...

Beautiful pictures! You look amazing and I am glad you are feeling better!

ellen said...

Her blessing dress is beautiful; and unique. I love it!

Cheryl said...

I love that picture of all of you. You look amazing.
Her dress is beautiful. As is she.

The Thomas Family said...

Love the first family pic ;)

Julie said...

LOVE her blessing dress!! She is a classy lady already! :)

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