12 Days-I can’t believe it.

I know this post is overdue and for that I apologize. The first few days I had Jess all to myself and I just enjoyed holding her and marveling at what a miracle she is. The next few days we had company and then this week I’ve been trying to recover. Despite the fact that her birth went so well, I’ve had a bit of a rough time adjusting to not being pregnant…who’d a thought? So I’m sorry for not updating sooner but between sleep loss, healing stitches and overwhelming emotions I’ve been doing good just to take care of sweet little Jess and try to get some rest.

First off, her little birth was such a blessing. The main reason we decided to do the Bradley method was so that Ritchie could be more involved…I loved reading his blog and I’m grateful that we accomplished our goal. Her birth and delivery were awesome and I felt really good afterwards. I HATED being in the hospital so I was very happy to come home. I’m not used to “taking it easy” but I’ve realized this body is going to need some time to recover. I’m so grateful my mom is here to help us out. (The picture below looks the most like her of all of them :))

Like I said, last week I spent a lot of time just holding this sweet little girl and thanking my lucky stars for her. I feel like I have a whole new perspective on life and it’s been interesting, and at times overwhelming, to consider the past and future through the prism of parenthood. I’m so grateful for the experience.

I can’t believe how fast this beautiful gal has grown. In almost two weeks she’s bulked up a bit (see the cute little chin roll?) and she’s given us some clues to her personality. When I was carrying her I told people I thought she was a mellow lady because she rarely kept me up at night and she never made me really uncomfortable. I’m happy to say that so far that little notion has proven true. She’s an angel of a girl. She’s a good sleeper, a good eater and a good pooper which has made the transition easier for all of us. She’s been really patient with me as we’ve figured out breastfeeding and she’s a champ at cuddling. We just love this cute little thing!


13 thoughts on “12 Days-I can’t believe it.

  1. Oh my goodness, I just love her to pieces already…she’s definitely her father’s child, I can see a lot of Ritchie in her. I can’t wait to see her and squeeze her! She also looks like a calm child. Don’t worry, that overwhelming feelings do subside, or at least you get used to them so they’re not so overwhelming, does that make sense? Just ask mom…when we first took Evie home I would sometimes just look at her and cry because I was so worried or overwhelmed with all the feelings. You’re doing a great job, I can tell. You’re awesome. Love you guys!

  2. Awww, thanks so much for updating- I know you’ve been busy settling into the joys of motherhood and recovery, but I’m so glad for this post! She is a precious princess!!! I do see Ritchie in her as well- definitely her daddy’s little girl!!!

    Take your time with your recovery- you’ll have highs and lows. The hormones are a joy to endure- I did the same thing as Alli- especially with Laura and Donevan- I would just be sitting there rocking them and all of sudden would burst into tears- poor Chris didn’t know what to think.

    Take it easy girl- I know that’s easier said than done, but it helps so much! I’m glad the breastfeeding is going well- you’ve almost made it to that 2 week mark- I always thought the first 2 weeks were the hardest, but now your body is adjusting to everything and it should start getting easier from here.

    Love you all!

  3. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to be you right now. I’m glad you’re doing so well and that you’re spending so much time holding her. 🙂 I wish so much that we could come see you!! Tonight in the car, Heidi randomly asked, “When are we going to go see baby Jessica?” She was pretty bummed when I said we wouldn’t be able to see you all for a while. Anyway, she’s a doll and I wish I could cuddle her myself. And those are definitely some Ritchie Miller lips she’s got.

  4. thanks for the update. she looks just as sweet as can be! Maybe I will get a chance to see her when I am in San Antonio to be an EFY counselor this summer!! Glad yall are doing so good! I know you are a great mother!

  5. Oh. My. Gosh. Are you kidding me?! I just want to go and love on those sweet little cheeks! She is so adorable, I just want to hold her. I can’t wait to see her (and you guys) this summer. She is such a little beauty.

  6. Beautiful baby!! Take advantage of having your mother there to help. She is a lady of experience! 🙂 We are so thrilled to have this sweet little girl in our family.

  7. Thank you for the great pictures! She is so precious and I think she does look a bit like her daddy! No one told me that the two weeks after birth was worse than the whole nine months! Hang on – you’re doing great!

  8. She looks like her daddy thats for sure. Sounds like youre adjusting and getting used to it! She looks so sweet! Wish I could meet her in person!

  9. She’s adorable Lindsey! I’m glad you are taking time to just hold her and love her. Housework can wait, but babies grow up. (Too fast!)

  10. Linds&Ritchie- I read this as soon as I got back to India but I was too spaced out from jet lag to leave a comment I guess. I consider myself lucky to have been there since the first moments of life to welcome her into the family. Waiting until July to see her again in person will seem like forever, I hope it goes fast. Keep the pictures coming and take advantage of mom being there to get as much rest as you can. I think she is grandpa's girl from the start because see came early so I could see her.

    Dear Old Dad

  11. I love the pictures Linds!!! Thanks for sharing, she is so beautiful! I know I can look at my girl all day long, I bet that’s what you do!

  12. What a beautiful little girl! So glad she is here safely and you are able to recuperate! As much as I loved my newborns, I was always glad to get past the first two weeks when everything settled down a bit. Love you all!

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