Last Thursday Josephine Luella came into the world at 6:22am weighing 5lbs 10oz. She is tiny and perfect and it has been an amazing week (feels like a year!). We stayed in the hospital Wed – Monday because our girl needed some extra help and so did I. She came out with a little jaundice which made her look like a well bronzed Miami beach bunny. Here are some shots of the last week. Due to sleep deprivation and the fear that my grammar and spelling is lacking I will keep this to pictures and a couple of words.
The hospital made sure to keep close track of us:
Matt was a rock star dad in the hospital because I could not really leave the bed due to my dumb back. Also, the doctor and nursing staff at Community were amazing! Here is a nurse helping Matt figure out how to put a 5lb baby into a massive car seat:
I know that most of you are wondering how Blue and Wade felt about this addition to our family. We met up with them at a park before going home so they could sniff and say hello. They could have cared less.
The first few nights at home were brutal. Josie doesn’t know her days from nights yet so she snoozes all day and parties all night – it’s like she is in college already!
We also have to feed her double time so she can put some lb’s on her little frame. Here I am as Kate, the mad baby feeding scientist:
Cute black pack pic of the week:
My birthday is tomorrow – what a perfect gift!
10 responses to “First Week With Josie”
So precious! You guys are already the best parents ever and good to see that motherhood did not take away your awesome sense of humor and posting greatness. Love you and CANNOT WAIT to meet your little girl. She is the cutest!
Thanks Kate and Matt. YOu all look like a typial new family!!!!Remember – “This too shall pass” and you will sleep again?? Is your back finally feeling better?
I meant to put exclamations after “you WILL sleep again!!!!” XOXO
The very best birth announcement card ever showed a drawing of a smiling couple holding a baby, with a big sun shining from the corner of the page, and written across the bottom was “We are very happy”, and then you opened it up and there they were, still holding the baby, with a middle-of-the-night moon, looking completely frazzled, and the words were “…Very happy and very tired.”
Enjoy her, and sleep when you can.
With much love to the three of you,
I love this post! You guys look awesome and Josie is just so adorable! Happy Happy Birthday to you!! Love you!
Love this post! Thank you so much for sharing. You, Matt and Josie are the cutest family ever. Seriously. Hope you have a great day! Happy Birthday!!!!
i’m so happy for you two! she’s adorable and i’m looking forward to meeting her. have a fantastic birthday!
Congrats you two! She’s so cute and tiny and sweet. She’s like a puppy – you can see her big feet (well they look long and sweet in the ‘4am’ picture) will mean she’s got a lot to grow into! CUTE! CONGRATS!
Omigoodness! She’s the cutest and you are the cutest family ever. This post made me laugh – Josie sounds like my kind of gal. Here’s to you two getting some zzzzzzz’s and Josie gaining some lbbbbb’s!
Absolutely precious!!! I CAN’T WAIT to meet her! Sending tons of love and birthday wishes to you. I wish I could send you some sleep as well, but I think lil’ miss Josie will be taking charge of that one 🙂 Miss you oodles. Keep posting on the blog. LOVE IT!