Well it has been almost one month since we met our baby girl and I can honestly say I happier and more in love with her every day! She is such an amazing blessing. We are so lucky to have her and even when she cries I just thank God for everything he has given us. Motherhood has been an adjustment especially when you are recovering from a major surgery and trying to figure out how to care for a newborn. The first couple weeks were extremely hard just caring for Piper because it was hard just to move at all. Getting out of bed and moving around were a challenge and are just recently getting easier. I had no idea how hard the recovery from the c-section would be. I still have 4.5 weeks until I am "fully recovered", which means no driving or exercising until then. This has been one of the hardest parts for me...I never thought I would say this but I can't wait to go for a run! Piper has only been a couple places, the park and for car rides. We are really trying to wait as long as possible to take her out in public because we don't want to risk her getting sick. We are so blessed to have such a healthy baby its not worth the risk of her getting sick because we are going stir crazy! We have had a lot of visits from family and friends which has been great. We are so thankful for all of the support!
Piper is doing great so far! She is eating all the time and gaining weight. Her sleep schedule is getting better and she is sleeping better at night. She is alert more during the day and has started cooing when she is playing. She is making eye contact and smiling all the time. She is already trying to roll over....she is going to be all over the place! She is grasping and holding her head up. We are amazed at what she can do already... and she is just 3.5 weeks old!! We love watching her grow.
Being a mom is awesome. I had no idea I would love it so much. Yes, luxuries like sleeping and long showers are long gone but she is so worth it.