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Eliza Rose: One Month

In the spirit of not neglecting to keep track of milestones with baby #2, here's my first monthly update on little miss Eliza Rose. The first month has been, for the most part, pretty great.  We've been blessed (knock on wood) with a baby who eats well, sleeps well, and rarely gets fussy.  The only times she really cries or screams are when she's hungry and we're not quick enough at getting food into her belly.  She's been sleeping in 4 and 5 hour stretches, sometimes at night, which is great.  The past few days her schedule has been a bit off so she's been taking her longer sleep during the day and then is up around 2 and ready to party.  Two nights in a row now she was up from 2 until after 5.  Makes it a little rough on Mama when I don't get back to sleep until 5:30 or 6 and then LP comes barrelling into our bed around 6:30.  Everyone has adjusted very well to having a baby in the house.  LP shows nothing but love to Eliza.  He hasn't said he doesn&#…

Baby 1 vs. Baby 2

I'll try not to compare LP and Eliza too much, but a few of the photos I've taken of Eliza remind me so much of LP when he was a newborn. Thought I'd share a few here...LP and Daddy in the recovery room (note that Paul is wearing a beer themed t-shirt- Smuttynose Brewery):Eliza and Daddy in the recovery room (Daddy with another beer-themed shirt- Heineken this time):LP in his hospital garb:Eliza in her hospital garb:Gabby checking out LP:Gabby checking out Eliza:LP in the swing: Eliza in the swing:LP's first sponge bath:And Eliza's:LP hanging out with Daddy:And Eliza hanging out with Daddy:Tee hee!

And Then There Were 4….

I haven’t posted in a few weeks, mainly because we’re all totally wrapped up in adjusting to life with our new baby girl.  Eliza Rose was born at 9:51 AM on Friday, August 24th and Paul, LP and I are totally in love.

I posted previously about making the decision to have a repeat C-section this time around.  The entire experience was so different from LP’s birth!  To refresh your memory, I was induced at 37 weeks with LP due to low amniotic fluid.  They started the process on a Friday night, but by early Monday morning I hadn’t made any real progress despite having contractions from Saturday morning on, the doctor breaking my water, etc.  So I ended up with a C-section in the middle of the night.  It was all exhausting, stressful, and scary for everyone involved.

With my second baby 2 of the 3 doctors at the practice I go to suggested that I was a good candidate for a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section for those of you not up on the lingo!).  The 3rd doctor though was the doctor who …

I ♥ Faces- Summer Fun

I promise- I'll do a baby update ASAP!   In the meantime though, this month at I ♥ Faces  the theme is "Summer Fun."  Thought this one of LP enjoying a (very messy) fudge pop was perfect!

Be sure to go toI ♥ Faces to check out the other entries!