Monday, October 31, 2011

11 days

11 days. That went fast. It is quite a spectacular change, going from the two of us to the three of us. I have spent the last 11 days doing all of the things you would expect, except probably with more sleep than you expect. Marie is very accommodating and only cries when she's hungry, happy to sleep or chill out when not hungry. I've also been reflecting on the birth often. The depth of that experience.. I think I will be reflecting on it for quite some time.


Happy Halloween from Marie! I think this might be the best shot of her red hair so far...Happy in Daddy's hands.With Grandma and Grandpa - Grandpa Ehli is so enamored with her!
The uncles getting baby saavy.

A fitting portrayal of Marie's first 10 days.

A visit back to the midwives today found Marie is now 9 lbs 3 oz, meaning she's gained 3 oz, meaning we must be doing something right! Yay for first time parenthood.

I have quickly learned the unbelievable gift of meals delivered from friends. And I subsequently apologize for not realizing the depth of this gesture until I am the recipient. Here's to contributing to this for other people in the future!

3 comments:

Natalie Minnich said...

Hooray! Love the pics. and red hair too! Sooo much fun! YEs, I too belittled the delivered meal. How would we have survived without them??? Love you guys so much. Enjoy these sleepy first days. They are so good for cuddling!

Randi said...

Thanks for the photos!! What an adorable baby! :)

tanita davis said...

Grandpa is way too cute. I can just imagine the conversation there...