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Inside FHR: Surviving Life With A Newborn

As Debs mentioned last week, Josephine Rose Woods finally arrived!  It was about time. After trying to conceive for almost a year, going through fertility, being pregnant for about 41 weeks, and 27+ hours of labor – I’ve decided the man upstairs was trying to teach me a lesson in patience.  I hope this isn’t something he wants me to learn in preparation for her teenage years.

Camberley at the hospital

After reflecting on my first 10 days with a newborn, I decided to write down a few of the things I’ve learned so far:

  • Sometimes you wake up in the morning with a pacifier in between your boobs.  Don’t ask me how that got there.
  • Breastfeeding is harder than labor.  I can’t wait until I hit the 3 or 4 week mark and start feeling better.
  • I’ve been doing Babywise with Josephine to help her get on a schedule and sleep through the night.  Right now she is doing 4-5 hour stretches at night so I’ve been really lucky.  Don’t know if this is because of Babywise or because she is such a good eater (she’s already 9 lbs. 4 oz.).
  • My hormones are worse right now than they were during my pregnancy.  Hopefully I won’t be so weepy when I hit the 14 day postpartum mark.

Baby Josephine Rose Woods

All in all, I think this little girl is well worth the pain and sleep deprivation.  Speaking of sleep deprivation, I’m going to go squeeze in a nap.

  • January 18, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    BeccaMarie - Oh! It’s so nice to know that breast-feeding doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Why isn’t that talked about more while one is pregnant? I seriously thought that ‘motherly instinct’ would know everything.

  • January 18, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    BeccaMarie - Beautiful baby girl by the way!

  • January 18, 2012 - 6:44 pm

    Shalynna - She is so darling! That little face! It’s a perfect little face.

    Breast feeding was so bad for me too. It was 98% better with my second baby (not that this bit of info will help you now :).

    Post more photos of these pretty little baby!

  • January 18, 2012 - 8:52 pm

    Rebecca - She is gorgeous! Congratulations and enjoy the wonderfully lovely 4-5 hour stretches of sleep!!

  • January 18, 2012 - 8:54 pm

    Caton - such a sweet post, congratulations again!

  • January 18, 2012 - 10:42 pm

    Sarah Ressler - Glad to know you are surviving -and don’t worry if that comes with a “just barely” at the end of it :). . It’s amazing what gets trapped between boobs -haha! She’s adorable-I hope I can get such great pictures when our baby comes out (and hopefully labor isn’t that painful!)

    Hang in there –it gets better once you get sleep -SO SLEEP ANYTIME YOU CAN GET IT -regardless of what else there is to do- just sleep! Basically after a month I started actually living again-the first month was just sleeping, feeding, eating myself, then sleeping again! :)

  • January 19, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    Alexa - She is soooo stinkin cute! So precious!

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