We are 2 weeks into parenthood! These last days are packed so full of memories, her lifetime's worth of happenings. The transition is going so well. We've had joy beyond compare at our highest, balanced by the normal physical trials of a newborn's body settling into independent life and my slow healing process.
During one battle of breastfeeding attempts, the nurses helped me try to pump and we realized my supply was down to zero...and Liesel was starving. Any preconceived ideas I had about formula flew out the window instantaneously. We supplemented as much as she needed until I had enough milk for her.
Before she arrived, I had some trepidation about life as a parent. Did we wait long enough to enter into this? Were we ready? Could I handle the exhaustion and stress of being solely responsible for the well-being of a helpless baby? Before she was born, it had probably been about ten years since I'd changed a diaper. I knew I was clueless.
More on her birth story and pictures is coming soon :)