Emerson- One Week

Dear Emerson,

Today you are one week old. I can’t even put into words the joy you have brought into my life. I know I say it over and over, but Mommy loves you more than anything in the world. Before we decided to have you we worried that having a baby would change everything. Well- it did- but it changed it for the better a million times over. Now when I look at your beautiful face I can’t imagine how we ever lived without you. We are so blessed to be your parents and we can’t wait to watch you grow.  Just promise me that you won’t grow too fast, okay?



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This Week:

We went to the hospital twice to be checked because of your jaundice. You are still a little yellow so you have to spend lots of time in front of the window so that you can get some sun . You don’t seem to mind. You look so adorable sunning in your bouncer.

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You sleep all the time. You are the best little sleeper. I have to wake you up to feed you because you don’t usually wake up on your own. You were sleeping at least 4 hours at a time, even at night. But you need extra fluids because of the jaundice so now we have to wake you up every two hours to feed you. Most of the time you are sleeping while you eat.

You don’t really like nursing- especially on the right side. It’s been that way since you were born and we have tried everything! You fight it the whole time so we have been pumping and giving you a bottle.  We’re going to try to keep nursing but we are happy as long as you are getting Mommy’s milk. You usually eat about an ounce and a half at each feeding.

At the doctor yesterday you weighed 7 lbs 1 oz.  You seem so tiny to Mommy.

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You love to be swaddled. You will usually fall asleep instantly. Mommy is not as good as Daddy at swaddling. Sometimes you get your arms out when I swaddle you but you never get them out when Daddy does it.

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You had your first bath this week. You cried a little bit at first but then you seemed to enjoy it.

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You are absolutely beautiful and look adorable in everything we put you in. You really do look like a little doll in your outfits and your bows.

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Yesterday you went on your first outing. We went to eat and we went shopping at Babies R’Us and the mall. You slept the whole time. I think you really will be Mommy’s little shopper.

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You have your newborn pictures today. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

We love you sweet girl and we are so very lucky to be your Mommy and Daddy!

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kebowman said...

oh, she is so so so so precious! love her little bows! she's such a little doll!

Michelle said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! She is such a doll! I love the name Emerson! Congratulations on your new little bundle! These pics make me miss when my little one was teeny tiny!

Rebekah said...

This is so sweet. She does look like a little doll! I'm so glad things are going well for you guys. You look beautiful!

Lauren said...

What a sweetie! Can't wait to see your newborn pics.
You look great. Congrats and I hope everything is going fantastic!

Living Our Love Song said...

I have been MIA in blogger world with the end of the school yea wrapping up, I feel so out of the loop- i owe you one big CONGRATS she is so, so, so perfect! You three look stunning together!

the workaholic momma said...

AAWWWW - she is just SO precious!! I love all of her hairbows and onesies - too cute:) I'm so glad to hear she's doing well and it sounds like you guys are adjusting too:)

Joeylee said...

awww she is just to precious and so tiny. No matter how much you wish time will go slowly it doesn't. I cant believe that my daughter will be 6 months old on the 29th, I ask time all the time to slow down a little bit but no such luck. She is beautiful and sounds like she is doing really well. Happy 1 week Miss Emerson. I love her name

Amanda said...

what sweet pictures!!!! glad she is a good little sleeper! :)

Rebecca said...

This is such a sweet post! She will love going back and looking at this one day :) I'm so happy for y'all!

Brittney Galloway said...

You and Emerson both look great!

Mateya said...

So precious!

Gretchen said...

Why is it everytime I read your blog and see you as a momma, I cry! :)
Hey, about the breastfeeding...can you trick her? Logan was the same way, only wanted to eat on one side. I had to trick him...for some reason he liked the feeling of his right cheek against me, so so get him to eat form the other side, I would hold him in the "football hold" so that his right cheek was still against me on the other side (but his legs and body were off to my side, instead of me holding his cradled). Does that make sense??? Try it, maybe it'll work...b/c trust me, the pumping will get old! :)

The Shamblins said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're little girl is so sweet! I love her name too!

Baby Mama said...

She looks so precious!

allensgonavy said...


I've been meaning to tell you congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL little girl. She looks just like the little princess she is.

Audrey is funky about nursing from the right side, too. I finally just started using the cradle hold for the left side and the football hold for the right. She sits upright that way and she'll eat then. Aren't babies funny? :)

Keep up the good work, Mama!

Natalie said...

She is perfect, Tami! Congratulations! What a sweet little girl-she's beautiful!
I love that last picture of you two-she looks so tiny! I am a sucker for anything with ruffles on the butt so I especially love her outfit : )

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