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Happy Birthday Rosie!!!
Thursday February 9th, 1110am, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Rosemary Anne Klimetz was born 9 lbs 6 oz, 21 inches long and very healthy.
Her birth story is a totally different one from Henry's, but I shall save that for another time as I still need to do the dishes and sweep the floor, oh and fold laundry and wash diapers before I can go to bed tonight. And anyone that remembers what its like having a newborn, knows that I will be up at 2am feeding my sweet girl, and she is a bit of a cluster feeder so Ill probably feed her again at 3am, get her to bed by 4am and sleep a little more before Henry wakes up at 7am. So Im just going to upload the pictures from my phone over the past few days and hope that keeps you satisfied until further notice. Danny has some photos immediately following her birth and we took some staged newborn pictures of her the other day, oh and to make you laugh, we took some 40 weeks pregnant photos Wednesday night to compare bellies from when I was pregnant with Henry, so I can show you those also!
All in all I gained around 50 lbs with Rosie; I was amused when I realised that I started out at 115 lbs, so almost gained 50 % of my body weight! After 24 hours I had lost 15 lbs. After another 24 hours I had lost 5 more pounds. Seven days from her birth and I have lost another 5 lbs. Craziness! And yes, I am eating like a horse, but so is my little girl! From when she wakes in the morning she generally nurses every hour until lunchtime, then we both sleep when Henry sleeps, around 2-4pm and she nurses every hour from about 5-8pm. I wake her to nurse around 10pm, then she wakes up once during the night. She is a really great baby!
Henry has taken to having a little sister really well, which was such a pleasant surprise for us, as he was always a little mommas boy, so we assumed he would be possessive. He shares his toys with her, even his comfort blanket. He asks to hold her, occasionally kisses her and checks where she is regularly. Other important milestones in Henry's world is that he LOVES his potty and uses it most evenings and mornings. Oh and we went out today and bought a mattress for his big boy bed. We havent put it together yet but we moved everything into his bedroom tonight and he was insanely excited! He is also undergoing Tabasco treatment for his finger sucking which actually seems to be working.
Early in the morning we all play in bed for a while...
Proud Papa just hours after she was born...Dentist said finger sucking must have ceased by 2 years old or it will not only ruin teeth but his palate also...
My sleeping beauties...
Skyping the grandparents.
Henry devouring a Valentines cupcake given to him by Lana.
Henry holding Rosie, he gets rather annoyed if you dont let him take full responsibility, which of course, you cant!
Ah yes, he likes to point out her facial features to us regularly, not sure she likes it!