Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Progress!!

It is with much excitement that Emma and I are sharing this news with you... Emma breastfeeds!!! As of last week we are breastfeeding full-time (Jamie gives her one bottle a day) and it is going great!! Her weight gain tapered off a bit at first, but she's back to gaining on track and she's up to 8lbs 5oz (as of last Tuesday, she gets weighed again today) which means she's TRIPLED her birth weight. It's awesome! It requires so much less time than pumping and giving her a bottle and it's a wonderful bonding experience and much easier to do while we're out and about :) It took a lot of work, but it's so worth it!
Emma also *found* her hand this week and thoroughly enjoys sucking on it. She's also smiling a ton and cooing... morning is her favorite time of the day and it makes having to wake up so much better :) Her new favorite toy is the ceiling fan we installed in our bedroom, she loves staring at the blades going around and it will keep her entertained for 30 minutes at a time (which in baby world is a while!) :)
We also finally have a yard, we can't really use it yet because the sod is still taking, but it look great!
Jamie's brother Chad and his girlfriend Heather arrive today for a visit and Emma is very excited to meet them :)

Emma copping a feel down Rhonda's shirt

5/3

7/4 - look how much bigger she is!!


Our front yard

the back

again, Daddy got a hold of Emma


looking cute in her summer hat :)

5 comments:

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Way to go you guys! Sounds like things are moving right along.

The Yancey Family said...
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The Yancey Family said...

HOORAY! I am so happy for you ALL! Maybe I should just run off an join La Leche League. I don't know how to explain it and as much work and pain as bfing was, it's so worth it for your baby. Her immune system will be so much better, she'll be smarter (proven study), and your bond with each other will be stronger than ever. Good work Ivory, GREAT support Jamie, and way to go Emma!!

Tanya said...

Hooray! She looks great and it's so exciting about the progress. I like the daddy dressed me pictures....makes me smile. :) Hope to see you guys soon. xoxo-t

Jeff & Kerry said...

Awww, she's getting so big! It was so great to finally meet her last week - thank you for letting me hold her for so long! The yard is looking great, too, BTW!!!