Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It's been 3 weeks since then, and I love her more every day. I'm amazed that what my parents always told me is true; once she had arrived, I instantly couldn't imagine my life without her. Her personality shone through immediately. Daddy's little girl loves to eat and is impatient with Mommy who (according to her) is too slow to whip out the breast. She began life very sleepy, but each day she is more awake and interactive. We swear she smiles already--must be an old wives' tale about the gas, because she definitely is NOT smiling when she's "windy" as they say here.
Breastfeeding started on a rocky note but has become smooth sailing--the best part is that she likes to hold my hand while eating (that's enough to melt my heart), and the hardest part is the daunting thought that I'll be her sole source of food for about 5 more months. As was expected, I'm very exhausted, and we're both ready for the day where she can tell us what's wrong, but I'm enjoying this time too since it will be gone forever soon. I can't believe we'll only be here for one more month!
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