Friday, January 29, 2010

Roweyn's First Month

It's been a month now since Roweyn was born, and wow what a month it has been! Roweyn was born on December 27th 2009 at 4:19pm, weighing 5lbs 4 ounces and 19.5 inches long. December 27th was also my oldest brothers 32nd birthday. When we left the hospital Roweyn weighed 5lbs and by her 3 day check up she had already gained 1.5 ounces.

You can never fully know what being a mom is like until you actually become one. Being a mom is a full time job! I don't know how mothers of multiple children do it, but I have a lot of respect for them. The last month I was pregnant I couldn't fall asleep until midnight or later, but now I'm ready for bed by 8! Unfortunately for me, Roweyn isn't ready for bed till 11:30 or later and then she's up every few hours after that, anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours or more. Oh how I long for a night of uninterrupted sleep and being able to sleep in, but those days are long gone now! I find myself wishing there was more time in the day for the amount of naps I would like to take. Every mom I have talked to has given me the advice to sleep whenever baby is sleeping. Best advice you could ask for!

The first two weeks of being home I'd say were all about Roweyn and me getting to know each other. They also consisted of non-stop eating, sleeping and dirty diapers. But I can now successfully tell the difference between all her different cries. When she's hungry she makes the cutest noise, when she's gassy or needs to burp she grunts and pulls her legs up towards her belly and so on. She doesn't like to sleep on her back, therefore she ends up sleeping on her tummy, either on mine or my moms chests at night. Which makes it that much harder for both my mom and me to get a good nights rest. When she's in a deep sleep she sleeps with her mouth open and sometimes makes a humming noise. Its so funny to hear. She is so precious when she dreams, she smiles constantly in her sleep.

At 3 weeks she has become more alert, she's making eye contact and she's recognizing our faces. She's also using her arms and hands more too, she's wrapping her arms around ours and grabbing onto our clothes. It's exciting to see her progress. I can't wait to see what she does next!

I finally was able to take Roweyn for a walk yesterday after almost 2 weeks of storming. It's really hard to get out with a newborn, so it was definitely a much needed and wonderful walk. I'm hoping the weather will start to get better so we can get out more often.
It's now 10:30pm and Roweyn's eating again, hoping she'll fall asleep soon so I can go to bed too!

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