It’s hard to believe that our little Natalie is 8 days old today! It’s been a pretty big week for us, as you might well imagine. 🙂 I can’t believe that just a week ago I was still pregnant, timing contractions and wishing wishing wishing for our baby to finally arrive. Here I am less than 24 hours before Natalie was born:
My recovery has gone well, I am feeling stronger by the day and my ability to do simple everyday tasks continues to grow. The hardest part has been to remember to pace myself and not push too hard; too many times up and down the stairs, or lifting Natalie’s car seat out of the Jeep, and I’m exhausted and sore for the rest of the day. Luckily Mikey has prided himself on monitoring my discomfort and activity and insists that I rest, even when I would rather be proving how capable I am.
– 4 bedtime stories with her dad, including the one shown below
– meeting all 6 of her grandparents (check out how excited they all are!)
Grandma and Grandpa Cherry
G-Ma and G-Pa McCormack
– her first walk, on a beautiful sunny day along the boardwalk