It's really hard to believe that 5 weeks have already gone by since our Molly-Jo was born. (I forgot to mention that JoAnn is my mother's name--I'm so happy to have a chance to carry on her name) She is growing and changing right before our eyes too. She loves her bath and loves to stare at the ceiling fan. She grunts and squirms in protest whenever we rub her back or head or belly. Her little personality is beginning to shine through and she fits right into our family as if she'd always been here.
I've been swiping my son's Ipod and snapping Instagram photos like crazy. Is it wierd that I don't have my own smart phone? I must be the last person on earth that doesn't. I do have a cell phone--I'm not completely out of touch--but it's more for emergencies and the alarm clock feature. The only use I'd have for a smart phone would be to take Instagram photos and I don't think that would justify the extra expense. But it sure is fun.
I'm sorry to say that I gave up on breastfeeding after a week of nursing. I was very emotional and disappointed in myself at first but now I'm finally ok with my decision. I have much respect for the mothers out there who do breastfeed, it's a much harder than I first realized. I'm still a little sad that switched to bottle but happy that I was at least able to nurse that first week.
I seem to have forgotten what is was like to have a new baby in the house, the lack of sleep, the worry and the fact that I have to work around someone else's schedule. But thankfully this time around I have many hands ready and willing to help. Our family feels complete and I am so full of gratitude for all that we have been given.