When the hormones come down…

Filed under: baby's progress,moments,photos — by Lauren on December 15th, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

…the tears will surely follow.  I am not a crier by any means, but yesterday afternoon I bawled like the baby that Sierra is.  I had gone upstairs to get Anya after her nap.  Anya often takes a while to truly wake up, so I sat on her bed with her while she shook her groggies out.  She has this stuffed bunny; it’s one of those dolls that you can pull a cord (in this case, its tail) and it will play a short song.  I pulled the tail and as the music started to play, she said she wanted it.  She immediately cradled it in her arms and started rocking it like a baby, and that got me started.  Then she said, “She needs a friend!” and grabbed her Ernie doll.  When she began making them hug and hold hands, I completely lost it.  I know it seems silly and I’m doing a poor job describing what was so moving about the moment to me.  Here was this perfect little compassionate PERSON that I MADE, and now I have TWO of them!

In other news, Sierra’s umbilical cord stump fell off Saturday night, so expect pictures of her first real bath some time soon.  Also, after posting about Sierra only wanting to sleep when held in her one week update, she had two awesome nights in a row!  She slept mainly in the Co-Sleeper, and only woke to eat once between 11:30 pm and 7 am.  Both nights she ate quickly and went right back to sleep.  She probably would have slept even later than 7 am but we had to get our morning started.  I really hope this is the start of a trend.  I’m more rested now with a newborn than I was when I was pregnant!  Last, Sierra had her first bottle this morning.  It was just an ounce and half of expressed breast milk to see if she’d take it so I can go to Anya’s Hannukkah party at school on Thursday without worrying that Sierra will be hungry at home with Lex.  She downed it like a champ, and happily went back to the breast as soon as it was finished.

2 Responses to “When the hormones come down…”

  1. Amnesty Says:

    Yay for good sleeping and eating!
    And every other mom in the world knows exactly how you feel 😉

  2. Lauren Says:

    I’m glad someone out there gets it 🙂 I felt so silly at the time.