Thursday, July 26, 2012

Amelia's Firsts: Part 1

Needless to say our lives have been officially changed. I went from being a full time student and having a full time job, to being a full time mom. It is insane how completely opposite my life is now from what it was just two months ago. Garret also got a new job about a week after Amelia was born and now travels. The pay is better, the benefits are better and we now have the financial security we need so that I don't have to work if I don't want to. The only down fall to this job is that he travels a lot. Luckily, Amelia and I can travel with him. Because of all these changes and all the things we've been doing, I've decided the best way to document Amelia's first year of life is to blog about her firsts. In just two months she has traveled across 5 states! Too bad she most likely won't remember any of it...

Amelia's Firsts: Part One

May 25, 2012 2:20 AM: Amelia's First Time Taking a Breath
Labor wasn't the easiest for me. After 14 hours of labor and two hours of pushing, my doctor, thankfully, decided that a C-section was the best option. I was totally relieved because giving birth vaginally scared me to death and with all the complications that were happening, I was relieved to know that there was now a plan in place for Amelia's safe delivery.

Our first family photo

May 27, 2012: Amelia's First Photo Shoot

Garret's sister in-law takes great pictures so she came to the hospital and took some pictures of Amelia for us.

From the moment she was born, Amelia preferred to suck on her fingers. She doesn't do it as much now, but when she was this small she did it constantly.

May 27, 2012: Amelia's First Time in her Car Seat and Riding in a Car (also the first time with a pacifier)

On the day that we took Amelia home, it was raining and we couldn't have been less prepared for that. Luckily, my cousin just so happened to be visiting us and let us use her little boy's blanket.

May 27, 2012: Amelia's First Night at Home

Garret and I didn't get a bassinet because we didn't want to waste money on something that she would only sleep in for a few months so, we decided that we would just start her out in her crib from day one. When we were putting her to bed that first night in her room, we both looked at each other and decided that we didn't like her to be so far away because she just looked so tiny in that big crib. Garret then said, "the crib has wheels!" and immediately started to push the crib towards the door. When it wouldn't fit through the door he proceeded to take the door off of her room and our room so we could get the crib into our room. She didn't actually sleep in her room until a week later when my mom came to town.