Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy one week!

We celebrated one week of life with Teagan on Thursday! I figured the last post had enough pictures of its own that I'd separate this post.

Teagan, at one week old you love to eat-and you eat often. You love sleeping in your Nap Nanny or MamaRoo. You love your sound machine and being swaddled. You love going for walks around the neighborhood to get some fresh air. You do not like getting your diaper changed or us changing your clothes. You also do not seem to like baths very much-although you do like it when we wash your back and your hair. Other than our first night at home with you, I have to wake you up at night to eat. Now that you've gained your birthweight back, we can start letting you sleep as long as you like during the night.

Here are some pictures of you at one week:

My attempt at the laundry basket pictures from Pinterest to document growth in the first year. I just couldn't pick only one yet. :) 

Aunt Hea came to visit and brought a little one week surprise! 

love those eyes

Somehow Nana has spent the most time with Teagan and has the least amount of  pictures with her. So thankful for my mom's help this past week. I think her laundry count at this point is somewhere between 10-15 loads. 

sweetest snuggles

looking like a big girl all propped up in her crib

Happy one week Teagan! 

now trying to eat the pillow
Ted and Laura came to visit

Our sweet T is here!

Our sweet baby girl made her arrival one week ago today from Thursday when I started trying to write this post. It was one of the best days of our lives and the days have only continued to get sweeter. They say that the love you have for your child is unlike anything else, and that you can't understand it until you're in it. I guess I get it now. are so head over heels in love with our Teagan.

Our doctor offered to induce on Thursday, July 12th-just 5 days before our due date. Going into this, we didn't plan on being induced at all. However, when I started to think that I only had a 1 in 10 chance of my doctor being on call when I went into labor and that there was an almost equal chance that I would have never laid eyes on the doctor who happened to be on call when I did go into labor, we decided to go for it. I am so happy we did. 

We went into the hospital on Wednesday night to start the induction process. Turns out, we think she was going to be making her arrival anyway on Thursday because I was progressing on my own without much help from the medication...maybe it was the eggplant parmesan from Scilini's that Patrick got for me on Wednesday night, who knows. I had some pretty intense labor pains Wednesday night before finally asking for the epidural-oh epidural how I love you. The whole process from there changed dramatically. I feel pretty certain we have one of the best doctors, and he made the whole delivery process so calm-not at all what I was expecting. 

By 12:29pm on Thursday, July 12th- I had 8.0 lbs and 21 inches of pure preciousness in my arms. The moment was a bit surreal and hard for me to process at the time, but looking back on it-oh my goodness. I'm pretty sure I've cried each day since she's been here because I'm so overcome with love for her. It is unlike anything else. On Saturday, I told Patrick through teary eyes, "I can't believe she's already TWO DAYS OLD. It's going by way too fast..she's going to grow up too quickly!" I can't believe it has already been 9 days. I am just trying to take in every minute that I get with her. 

By day 5, I already had 507 pictures to put on my computer. I've narrowed them down a bit, but I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking...

on the way to the hospital! 

grandparents trying to get some sleep in the wee hours of the morning

 either pre-intense labor pains or post epidural :) 

ready to meet our daughter 

my first moment with my sweet, goopy girl 

welcome to our world sweet Teagan 

Patrick holding his daughter for the first time

family trying to catch the first bath 

proud dad 

first grandbaby for Pappy...I'd say he's pretty happy 

proud grandparents with their first grandbaby

Papa (my dad)'s turn 

P changing his first diaper-there have been plenty more since this moment

lots of sweet visitors

Uncle Joe flew in from Vegas and bought her a little onesie that says, "Potty like a rockstar Las Vegas!" ha-precious! 

Clemson girls...we're working on her early. :) 

look at my 'do'

daddy daughter time

happy 48 hours! 

the outfit that I wore home from the hospital 

not liking the getting ready process 

my sweet girl :)
sister time with sweet t

ready to head home...and no, we actually did not plan all the yellow...didn't realize until we were leaving for the hospital that we would all be coordinating  

you accumulate a lot of things over the course of a couple of days 

ready to take our sweet girl home

Aunt Kristen helping out with the car seat and double checking to make sure it is nice and safe for Teagan

ready for our first ride

Welcome home!!!

Tegan's nursery

Mammy and Teagan

Allen and Giuliana came to visit when we got home 

not ready to leave :( 

Teagan and her cousin Caroline who is 3 1/2 months older 

first bath at home with Nana's help 

sweet snuggles the first morning at home 

dad's turn

he's smitten

"Aunt Hea and Uncle Matt" brought dinner on Sunday night-yummy!  

headed to our first visit with the pediatrician 

Steph and Dustin came to visit too and brought dinner on Monday night...such sweet friends 

Happy Anniversary to us!  Little teary eyed because we left Teagan with my mom and sister for an hour while we headed out on a breakfast date-so hard to leave. Cried almost the whole way there.  

My aunt and uncle came to visit too
"Papa G and Grammy Pam"

I could just stare at her all day 

Andrea came for a visit too! 

We are so thankful that we were able to welcome home a sweet and healthy baby girl...and that we've been able to share our bundle of joy with such wonderful, caring family and friends.