Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sweet Shelby...

So this time last week I was in the most escrutiating pain imaginable and even though that was the case and the longest 24 hours and 20 minutes of my life (24 hours labor only got to a 4, and 20 min or less for the c-section) in my mind, I KNEW there was something that was a million times better coming from this pain.
Shelby is 6 days old today, 1 week tomorrow (friday), and my heart is sad that this week has flown by. It's been amazing! She slept last night in her pac-n-play sleeper last night for the WHOLE night for the 1st time and I only had to get up to feed and change her! It was AWESOME! I didn't even wake Josh up, well not on purpose....haha...
We also went to the dr. yesterday and omg, this child. We had her all dressed and ready in the outfit below, and had her in it ALL DAY and we had to be at the dr. before 3:30pm, well sista decided to poop so I changed her, right before we were about to leave, early enough to be on time and got her all clean and had the diaper in one hand and the tootsies in the other and sista pees ALL OVER the changing pad, my arms and THE ONE AND ONLY time I don't pull her dress up her back, yeahp, u guessed it! ALL OVER HER DRESS!!! SO, after I had pondered soo long on making her as adorable as possible, all that effort, down the toilet.. haha.. so, we changed her into an outfit I was gonna save but made her just as cute!
Pre-PeePee Outfit:

Post-PeePee Outfit:

So, after that ordeal yesterday before the dr. we ended up being there on time still and didn't have to wait that long. We found out that she is great! She weighed 7 lbs, 12 oz at birth and when we were discharged she weighed 7 lbs. Well, yesterday she weighed 7 lbs 5 oz! She had gained 5 oz in 3 DAYS! Dr. said, "Breastfed-only babies usually lose 1 lb the first week but for her to gain 5 oz in 3 day is GREAT!" :) Yeah!! You go little Piggy!

Well, today miss Shelby went on her 2nd outing in just 2 days! Momma HAD TO get outta the house and daddy had a meeting w/ the pastor (Josh is the Music Minister at our church as well as his full-time job at SAU in the Foundation)and daddy LET US GO! :) YEAH!! This week is VBS at our church and THE FIRST YEAR EVER that I've not gone or been apart of a VBS so I was sad all week. We may get to go tomorrow night to the commencement. :) Anyhoo, we had a blast today! Shelby got to meet some people, NO TOUCHING THOUGH, and she did well. She slept, ate, pooped and slept somemore. :) hee hee... She's tired now. haha...

I cannot believe tomorrow (Friday, June 19th) Shelby will be 1 week old. :( I'm so sad. I don't want her to grow anymore. LOL... I want her to stay small and cuddly and rely on me for her food and to be held soo tightly. Tomorrow is gonna be sooo bitter-sweet. I'm sooo emotional and I KNOW it's hormones but it's also just the over-flowing of love pouring out of me for her. I see Shelby as my love for Josh and his love for me, living and breathing outside of our bodies and it amazes me to see her and realize where we came from. This Sunday being Father's Day will be soooo special and surreal to know that God allowed me to make Josh a dad. If all goes well, I'm gonna go to church, late and put up a HUGE FRONT OF "NO TOUCHING", as 1 gift to Josh. He sings the praise song, "Beautiful One" to her to soothe her (only works if he does it. She's not big on me doing it. It's a daddy-thing.) and he said when I heard him singing it earlier, "We're singing Shelby's song Sunday" so I KNOW I'll just squall and be laughed at for squalling through a praise song that's not an emotional-crying one. LOL I also got Josh his first Father's Day gift, which he'll love and use, and a sweet card that yes, I cried in walmart reading. haha...
Wow, what a week... God is soo good.... Here's some pics of Sweet Shelby today and my 1ST ACCEPTABLE Post-Pregnancy pic. I feel great, and feel like I look a little better. Josh has lost 7 lbs but he's also been going and goin and I told him, "well, I know I've at least lost 7 lbs 12 oz. haha." My incision is great, my tummy isn't swollen anymore, just saggy, and the only issue at hand is my back discomfort from where the EPIDURALS were given. lol...
I just love Shelby's "meltdown" pics below....haha.. I posted some captions for them below each one just for giggles....

Mommy & Shelby 6-18-09

Sweet Shelby

"You lookin at me?"

"OMG, get me outta here! Don't make me get my monkeys on you!"




"If it wasn't my daddy holding me, I'd be outta here!"

Aren't these adorable!? haha..
~God bless,

1 comment:

Kecia said...

So adorable!!!

How great is our God???