Tuesday, October 11, 2011

She's Here! She's Here!!

Marjorie "Margie" Addison Groves arrived last Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 10:21 am. She was 8 lbs 7 oz and 20 1/2 inches long. She is perfect in every way! She looks a lot like her big sister. I can't believe how in love I am with my new baby girl!!

We are all doing well and everyone seems to be adjusting nicely. I am recovering well from my c-section, but my incision is a little sore. It is annoying not to be able to drive and it just makes me so sad that I can't pick up my big girl for a couple more weeks. It is hard because I know she needs my attention and cuddles too, but she isn't very good at being gentle with me, so I have to limit our snuggles, especially when she starts getting silly! Lily has had a few moments, including one where she was very near tears over Margie not being named Apple Dumpling. We have come to a few compromises and she now accepts that the baby's name is Margie (I'm not even going to try to explain to her that her name is in fact Marjorie but we call her Margie) though she can call her Apple Dumpling if she wants. She mostly just refers to her as baby, though she has even called her Margie a couple times.

Margie is just the sweetest little baby. She is only a half pound smaller than Lily, and still an 8 and a half pound baby, but she just seems so tiny compared to what Lily was. She has skinny legs and her hair is darker than Lily's was, though she doesn't have a lot. I was so convinced I was going to have a nine pound plus baby with lots of dark hair that looked nothing like Lily, but I guess I was wrong! So far she is a pretty decent nurser and pretty good sleeper. She developed a little jaundice, which can make babies sleepier, so I have had to wake her up to feed her about half the time which is a bit frustrating. When she is awake though, she nurses like a champ! She is also starting to act like a typical newborn now, keeping me awake in the middle of the night. She is super snuggly and LOVES to sleep on my chest. I hope she is always a snuggly baby!

We came home from the hospital and had an eventful weekend. On Saturday I needed to have my staples from my c-section removed, then Margie needed some blood drawn to check her bilirubin level (broke my heart to watch her have her heel pricked!). It was so nice we decided to stop by a park. Then Lily had to go potty and since there was no bathroom at the park, we headed over to my inlaws for a surprise visit and to pick up the dogs. Sunday we had to take Margie to get more blood drawn and we hit up another park and played for a bit and then took a walk. We just have to take advantage of this beautiful Indian summer! Yesterday Matt headed back to work and my sisters came out to take us to Margie's newborn check up. We went to the doctor and then went to Portillo's for lunch. We then headed to the park, again, and then went to Target. Today was the first day I didn't leave the house. In fact, I never even got out of my pajamas!

Getting ready to head to the hospital

Baby Margie's first picture

The Proud Big Sister


Sweet Sweet Margie

My sweet girl

My precious sleeping baby

Sleeping Sweetie

Touchdown Baby

Going home

Eyes Open

Mommy and Margie at the Park

Lily look alike

Lily as a newborn. Don't they look so much alike?!?!?


Jen B. said...

The last 2 pictures I thought were the same baby and that Margie's jaundice was all better...until I read the caption! She's definitely a Groves baby! (I love when ppl tell me my kids all look alike) :)

Frugal Babe said...

Yay! Congratulations - she's beautiful!