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Cameryn: One Week Old

25 Jan

Where does the time go?  I can’t believe it has already been a week since I have birth to Baby Cameryn.  I’m still in shock over how quick my delivery was and feel very blessed.

This past week has been spent just enjoying the company of our newest family member.  My days are filled with feeding the baby (this takes up the majority of our day as Cameryn is a slow eater), snuggling, cuddling, just watching her and giving her kisses on her sweet little lips!

I can’t believe how quickly the days are going by and I’m just cherishing each and every day.  I haven’t done much around the house or outside of it.  I’m just so content chilling with the baby.  I honestly don’t know what I used to spend my time doing or thinking about as she has consumed all my time. 

We are lucky our dog, Quincy, has been pretty good around her.  He definitely get a little cranky when she cries at night and we’ll find him with his head under the bed trying to block out her cries.  He is also getting curious and will come up to her and sniff her.  I don’t let him give her puppy kisses, but he has tried many many times.  I think he is just now realizing she is a part of the family and not just a guest.

Speaking of guests, Keith’s mom and dad get here on Monday and we are so excited to show her off to someone.  Since I didn’t get a flu shot and she is such a tiny little baby, we are trying not to bring her anywhere if we don’t need too.  We are also trying to keep visitors to a minimum until she gets a bit older and puts on a little weight.  Keith’s parents will be here for a week and then my mom gets into town the day before they leave, so we’ll have lots of much needed helping hands around here.  I’m just so excited to see the joy she brings to her grandparents eyes and lives!  Cameryn is just the best!

During this past week, Cameryn has started lifting up her neck, opening her eyes a lot more and looking around a lot more, griping fingers and other objects and has been sleeping a lot.  It is so amazing to me how much she has changed in just a week!

She had her first doctor’s appointment yesterday and she check out healthy.  She does have a little jaundice going on and she only weighed in at 5lbs 1oz.  I wasn’t too happy with the weight but the doctor didn’t seem to worried about it.  Cameryn goes back today to get reweighed in and also to get her jaundice checked.  I’m hoping her weight is higher.  She is a good eater, but she takes so long to eat.  I usually wake her up and then take off all her clothes but her onesie to try and get her to wake up.  Sometimes she will feed for 30 minutes and other times she’ll feed for 3 minutes.  She also likes taking her time.  Getting her to feed for 30 minutes usually takes us a total of 60-80 minutes. 

She is a great sleeping during the day and has been pretty cranky at night.  The doctor said this is typical and that I should just get on her sleeping schedule.  The doctor said she will get on a better sleeping schedule around one month of age.  She did sleep great last night, waking up twice to eat.  It was nice because she woke up right around the time I set my alarm to go off.  Babies need to eat about every 2-3 hours during the day and 4 hours during the night.  It was nice because I was able to finally get a little bit of sleep.

The lack of sleep has left me utterly exhausted.  Hence the reason I’m just finally getting around to blogging.  I usually sleep about 2-4 hours a night and then walk around like a zombie all day.  I actually started feeling sick the other day because I was so extremely exhausted and I think hungry.  Breastfeeding burns some serious calories.  I was so weak and only wanted to sleep.  I’m not great at taking naps during the day, but now realize I just need to force myself in order to take care of the little bean.  I think I’m ready to plan out meals again and venture to the grocery store to stock up on lots of easy to grab healthy eats.  I find I’m off my regular eating since I’m usually doing something with the baby and then get so hungry I just grab something quick like an apple or Clif Mojo bar. 

With that being said, I’m off to feed the baby!

Beautiful baby girl!


Snuggle time with Daddy!


Getting ready for her doctor’s appointment.  She is so little all her newborn clothes are so big on her.


Exhausted after her big day out (just to the doctors).  I love all her little positions!


Touchdown pose, she is getting ready for the super bowl!


Oh, and yes pink is Cameryn’s favorite color!  Winking smile