Ruby is a week old! Actually, a week and one day--I would have written this yesterday, but it wouldn't let me upload pictures for some reason. And now that I have an adorable child, a picture-less post seems really really dumb.
It has been pretty uneventful around here I guess. Ruby is doing a great job at home--she is a pretty easy baby to take care of.
I spend a lot of time watching her tiny little face. She makes really funny expressions. Starting today she is making more eye contact, which is really fun for me. I have lots of conversations with her.
We went to her one week appt. at the pediatrician and she is developing rapidly! Her doctor said that he expects newborns to get back to their birth weight by the time they are 2 weeks old. Ruby, in one week, got to her birth weight AND gained 3 ounces! That made me feel really good because it means I am feeding her plenty. Kyle says it's a good thing she started out skinny because she is going to gain heck of weight. I don't have the papers next to me that give her percentiles, and I am certainly not going to get up to get them, but basically she is really long and really skinny. (It turns out she is 2 inches longer than they told us at the hospital--apparently they didn't stretch her out all the way.)
She's had some eventful diaper changes. Twice we have resorted to sponge bathing her to get mass quantities of poop off of her.
Dad was here for the weekend for Grandpa Dee's 80th birthday party. How lucky that it coincided with Ruby's first weekend at home!
Ruby's first outing was going to lunch at Magleby's with Aunt Diana. She was an angel and didn't make a peep. Lunch was also delicious.
Basically we can't get enough of this girl. I think she is the perfect child and didn't even get mad at her when she would not sleep last night. It was the first time she gave us trouble sleeping--and of course it was the first night Kyle and I were on our own with her! She did go to sleep eventually though, and was a very good girl this morning so that I could take a nap. It was frustrating that she wouldn't sleep, but she was so cute that I couldn't get mad. She just looked at me with big wide eyes and we had a little chat about how I am her mom and will always try to make her feel better when she is having a hard time, including at 4 in the morning when she can't sleep and needs me to hold her and comfort her.
It's pretty crazy that Kyle and I are parents. So far it's also pretty great.