Hello, Friends!! I have missed you all so much! I really can not express how overwhelmed I have been with all the comments, emails, tweets, facebook messages I have gotten from everyone. You all are amazing! I felt so bad not being able to respond to each of you, but up until yesterday even sitting at my computer was utter agony. 🙁
Motherhood is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It’s so natural, like I was born to do this job. I have never been happier in my life. I have to try and keep this post quick today, but have SO much to tell you all. Recovery has been tough for me. I have been in a lot of pain and yesterday was the first day I am starting to feel a little bit better. I will tell you all about the birth, my recovery, and my little episode in the hospital soon.
Ella has been consuming all of me…and it’s amazing. My life consists of feeding her..and sometimes she is eating every hour (she like small frequent meals like her mom), changing her, trying to rest, my SITS baths, drinking tons of water, and trying to give Munchkin attention in between it all!
When I have the time and am emotionally ready my birth story will get posted. I will say that I had an wonderful experience aside from the recovery stuff. Labor and delivery went beautifully, my working out until the end really came in handy; the doctors were very impressed. 😉 Ella was perfectly healthy and beautiful from the moment she was born. Michael has been beyond amazing throughout it all. The labor, birth, and being a father. I am truly blessed. Our families have also been unbelievable. I don’t know what I would have done without my mom there in the hospital with me overnight. I wanted Michael to get rest at home and take care of Munchkin, I needed him to have strength and energy.
Like my sister said in the last post, there was an episode in the hospital the first night that made things difficult for me. That and a couple other things left me in a lot of pain. Nothing serious. Just very painful and hard to get comfortable. My mom slept on a very uncomfortable recliner for 2 nights to take care of me. I wouldn’t have been able to stay there alone, and there were many moments I would NOT have wanted Michael to see me. Otherwise I have NO shame after this experience. Many people saw ALL parts of me at the LEAST attractive I have ever looked and I didn’t care one bit. Funny how when I was looking hott I was completely modest 😉 The nurses were great, the hospital experience was wonderful, but I really needed someone there in the room with me at all times. I couldn’t imagine anyone other than my own mother.
this was my “push present” from Michael. A beautiful “Ella” necklace with her birthstone, emerald.
Yesterday was Ella’s first doctor appointment and he said she was perfect! She has almost gained her birth weight back, so that means she is eating (glad her almost permanent attachment to my boob is paying off). Since I was feeling a little better and we had NO food in the house except oatmeal and some frozen Amy’s things I was needing a Whole Foods visit was in order. My doctor told me that I was to NOT do ANYTHING for 6 weeks but care for Ella. No exercise, no cleaning, no shopping….just Ella. After her appointment Michael made sure to stock me up in the kitchen. I was there to help him, but don’t count it as me grocery shopping because he did all the work, I just navigated 🙂
My first Mother’s Day was amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better present. She is just the most perfect little girl I have ever laid eyes on.
Mother’s Day flowers from Ella <3
I can not believe that 3 years ago today I was getting married to the greatest man I know. Today, three years later, our baby girl is not even a week old. Happy Anniversary to my Michael. I didn’t think it was possible but I love you even more today and am happier than I have ever been in my life.
I couldn’t have imagined anything back then that would have made me happier than a shiny ring and a gorgeous dress to walk down the aisle to meet you. As wonderful as that was, it doesn’t even compare to this little girl…
Hope you all are well! I will update as soon as possible…maybe tomorrow. Working on the birth story so hang in and stay tuned…