Caylee is one week old already! She is truly amazing and a gift from God. I am so excited to see how she changes in the coming weeks/months.
She is sleeping beside me at the moment and it's hard to do anything besides sit and stare at her.
She smiles a lot and loves to make faces. She has been making eye contact with me and that makes me smile every time.
She is doing a pretty good job eating/sleeping. I can guess daily about what time she will be ready to sleep or eat. She is usually getting up about 3 times during the night to eat. During the day she has 2 looooong naps. She is eating on demand only and so I don't wake her up at all.
So, Caylee is doing really well.
I am having some trouble with getting used to things. I have a huge task ahead of me and despite my hardest efforts I am doubting my ability as a mom. I just worry that I won't be able to do enough or keep her safe. Motherhood is a huge job and one that I want to do very well. I think, know, that I'm just a perfectionist and so am putting unnecessary pressure on myself.
I want Caylee to have the best life possible and worry that I'm not giving her that.
Physically I'm doing about the same as anyone who has a 1 week old baby. I'm exhausted, sore, and exhausted....
I went to the doctor today because of severe stomach pain (high up) that makes it nearly impossible for me to walk or pick up the baby. I had blood drawn to check my liver function and gallbladder. In a week I'll go back to the doctor.
I'm so thankful that God has entrusted me with this gorgeous baby girl and am just waiting until things calm down some.