So, about four months ago the sweetest and most beautiful little girl entered into this world, on November 10, 2011 my precious Maggie Grace was born!
Labor: I was induced at midnight on Wednesday the 9th. My nurses were amazing, the hospital was freezing, and the day was long. Around noon (after 12 hours) I got an epidural - and in my case that actually sped things up; plus, it was pretty amazing!! Then, at 6:30ish I began to push. At 8:27 my new love was born!
Eating, Sleeping, and Diapers: That pretty much sums up a new babies life, haha. At first I felt like all she did was eat because she would always fall asleep while eating and it would take practically an hour for her to eat, and then in about another hour it'd be time for her to eat again! So, I a lot of Netflix... Maggie and I spent many nights on the couch; it was so sweet and easy - there is nothing like cuddling your sweet baby, holding her in your arms for hours while you sleep. So precious! (I did miss my bed and my husband, though, so after a couple weeks we really started to work on sleep training.) And, Robert was a champ and changed most of the first week diapers.
Schedules: We did/do Babywise, and I would highly recommend checking it out. It's basically a three hour schedule of eating, playing, and sleeping. So, she eats - now at 8:30 or 9, 12, 3, 6, and 8). Then plays, at first there isn't much playing, there's hardly any awake time. But now it's so much fun. Maggie and I read stories and play in her bouncy chair and go on walks...she's such a joy! Then there is napping! Praise the Lord that napping is no longer a great mystery or daily challenge for us over here! Lastly, it's bed time - and I do love our bedtime routine. When she eats around 6 she stays up to play until around 7:45 and then she has a bath, which she LOVES! Then it is time for jammies with daddy, and one last feeding to send her off to sweet sleep!
Now, Maggie will be four whole months this weekend! I seriously cannot believe it. I love my girl SO much! I don't know how I imagined motherhood to be...not exactly like this, I'm sure, but I am so glad that it is this way! Maggie is beautiful and fun and joyful and amazing!! I can't wait to see how she grows and learns and changes. She loves reading stories and singing and she rolled over at 6 weeks - what an Einstein! Before I know it she will be sitting up and crawling and getting more hair and sleeping 12 hours and holy cow I'm so excited, but at the same time I can't believe how much she is already growing up so quickly!! Thank you, Lord, for the great gift of Maggie Grace Wauhop. Robert and I are so blessed! We love you baby girl!