Friday, March 28, 2008


Just call me Elsie. My milk came in with a vengeance overnight and little miss Bella gained 6oz overnight! She had a weight check this morning and was back up to 8lbs 0.7oz. The Dr seemed surprised since it's not unknown, but just unusual. I promise I didn't weigh her down with anything before putting her on the scale! LOL At least we're done with appts for at least 2 weeks. Yea!!

On the sleep front, I held her or attempted to put her down after feeding her every hour or two until 2am then dh took over and held her while he slept in the chair in the family room. She slept for a good 5 hours in his arms. I still didn't sleep well since I feel guilt over him not sleeping either but at least I got some rest. I'm sure we'll be doing it again tonight. She'll get it eventually.

I do want to thank everyone who has commented and congratulated! I love opening my email the one time a day I get to now (so hard for me!!). I have some wonderful friends!!


Working Mama said...

Great gaining, Bella! Maybe the doctor will see that even with a primative, uncivilized birth(ha ha) you can have a wonderful & healthy baby! LOL! Way to show him, Bella!

Melodie said...

You don't have to take her back to the doctor for 2 weeks? Does this mean that the doctor is finally convinced that the water birth really didn't severely harm her?

We were talking about that at the MEP today, and we came up with a few slogans you can get printed up on t-shirts to wear to your future doctor appointment. My suggestion was, "Water birth - It's not just for dolphins anymore!"

Scarlett said...

Yay, Bella!!! Way to grow overnight!!! Glad you got a little rest too. You need it!

We were talking at the playdate this morning, and I hope you know that all of us are really thinking about you. As much as I'd love to talk to you, I don't want to be the one to call and wake everyone up just when you've settled down for a nap! So if I don't talk to you before then, I will definitely talk to you AND see you Tuesday. I have a little surprise for Bella!!! Hope I remember to bring it! ;)

Anonymous said...

Yay for our little chunky monkey! Go Bella Go! I'd be happy to come hold her so you can get some sleep sometime. Just let me know when.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Bella! It will be nice to just sleep in and not have to worry about getting her out.

I am waiting on new pictures!!!!!! I know how much they can change in a couple f days so where are they? I know you have lots of time on your hands these!
Rachel (MSN)