Wednesday, April 14, 2010

sophie elizabeth

it's hard to believe sophie's been here for a month now! it's amazing how quickly time goes by. the nine months prior to having her seemed so long and by the beginning of march, i was ready to go into labor anytime and not wait for the 11th! she was definitely worth the wait!

delivery was very routine, kinda. i had a c-section with molly and so knew what to expect, however, there were some differences that were a bit overwhelming. for instance, i had to walk into the operating room. walking in allowed me to observe the entire room and see the many things that are there. the most overwhelming of them all was the extra large table full of operating tools. there were probably 30 pairs of scissors and tweezers and who knows what else. why do you need so many pairs of scissors? i was just thankful i didn't see the knife!

as they were prepping me and i was going numb i asked my doctor if she could drop the curtain so i could watch sophie being born. this was something i didn't think of with molly but wish i did. it was so neat to see her pull sophie out of me and get a glimpse of my little girl before she was on the table to be cleaned up. immediately, i knew she had a good set of lungs because she was crying before she was all the way out! she looked littler than molly and so i was surprised when the nurse put her on the scale and said 9 pounds 5 ounces! i was then extra thankful for the c-section! :) sophie was a healthy baby girl and pinked up very quickly. she scored high on the scale and our pediatrician said, "start saving for college, there's absolutely nothing wrong with her!"

sophie was a good eater (although is turning into a not-so-good eater) and loved to cuddle with us. i could probably count the number of hours she actually slept in her little bed in the hospital - she was always in someones arms. she still sleeps wonderfully like this today - sophie's a cuddler and i love it! it's fun to fall asleep with her or just watch her sleep - although then i get nothing done! but the way i see it is they're only little like this once and so i might as well take it all in!

sophie was born with a full head of dark hair that has stayed! it's so much fun to see all her hair. i keep waiting for it to fall out but it hasn't! it sticks straight up too! i try and comb it down but it goes right back up. i'm thinking she may have some curls also. when her hair is wet it seems to curl around. we'll see when it gets longer!
her eyes are changing into a very bright, vibrant blue and are so pretty! she has molly's lips and nose but other than that they really don't look alike- which i kinda like because she's her own person and it's neat to see how two babies that came from the same parents can look so different! God is amazing! :)
sophie's starting to enjoy playing and loves her mobile and gym. the little red bird is her favorite followed by the mirror. let's hope she's not too vain! lol :) she enjoys being held and looking around and seems to love molly's room as well. this could be trouble when she's old enough to get into all molly's things - i foresee sister "fights"!

sophie has truly been a blessing in our life. she makes us tired and cranky at times but it's all worth it to see her little face, hear her little coos and stop crying when she hears my voice or pick her up.

1 comment:

  1. Awww! Sophie is just gorgeous and I'm so happy for you and Matt!!