martes, 5 de abril de 2011

Brief

We are doing great with Emilia. Nursing is already estalished, definately the second one is far easier when it comes to nursing, eventhough the latch of a 37 week newborn is by far less strong than the latch of a 40 week old newborn, so basically I just nurse her all day long. The next step is to begin pumping some breast milk to complement her with a bottle, specially at nights. This is maybe until she grows a little and develops a stronger latch.

The first two nights at home were critical, we stayed awake most of the time, but the third night (lats night) she slept much better and me too. We complemented her feeding with some formula since I was terribly exhausted and feeling a bit of blues. B fed her and I rested and I feel great today, the blues went away. Isabel is happy and behaving like an amazing big sister, she is being amazingly tolerant with the situation, she is great. B has been amazingly supportive and I see how the three of us were more than ready to receive little Emilia. Here are some pics! She is almost a week old!



domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

She is here!

Emilia is here, she arrived one day before, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. We are more than joyful, we are pleased that she arrived safely. No words can describe how much love and pain have been involved in this very long journey, but it is just worth it. She looks very much like her both sisters, except that she is very tiny since she was born in week 37 instead of week 39 and 40. Yesterday was our first day at home and of course I am already sleep deprived, but the sleep deprived you want to be, because last year I was sleep deprived because of the intense grief I went through after Inés died. I hope I can post Emilia's complete birth story soon, now I do have limited time. But I just wanted to let know that she is here and the 5 of us are so joyful.