I think I have started at least three blogs since giving birth to Valentine over four weeks ago. However, I keep stalling on them because of fatigue or lack of time. To make this blog actually happen, I am going to keep it concise by summarizing the key points from each of my blog drafts.
**Valentine had her 1 month check up last Wednesday. Her stats are as follows: Her weight: 10 pounds 1 oz. Her head circumference: 15 inches and her length is 21 and three quarters inches. She is a big, health, and happy girl who is already noticing everything around her. In fact I got my first smile this past week. It made my last few weeks (which were sometimes difficult!) all worth it!
**While I was relishing in Valentine’s 5hr (straight) sleeps these past few weeks, I enjoyed my first full 7hrs of sleep last night. It was the best thing since Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!
**The SMARTEST thing that I did was making the decision to hire Lisa Waldo as our Doula and Post Partum Doula. (Thank you Cam Delaney for the referral.) Not only is Lisa helping us now, but she helped us get organized before delivering of our baby, as well as being our advocate in the delivery room. I had a “birth wish list” that I shared with my doctor, nurses, and with Lisa. Luckily, with Lisa’s help…