So I've been a mother a little over a week and I've learned a lot. Made mistakes already, but learned I can do this!
Lucky for me, Lily doesn't cry very much. I don't know if that is because I meet her needs before she has to cry or if she is just a calm baby. It's kind of nice, but not at all what I was expecting.
We had her 1-week check-up and she grew! Of course she did, but the doctor was impressed because she has been breastfed. According to him it's apparently common for breastfed babies to lose weight their first week because of latching problems and stuff like that. Not Lily! She now weighs 6lbs 11oz!! Yay! She was 6lbs 9oz out of the womb, and 6lbs 4oz when we left the hospital. :) He also said I didn't seem like a first-time mom, so I think that was a compliment.
She is currently sleeping with us in the bed if she isn't in her little bouncy seat Allyssa and Kera gave her. I'm not too proud of this, but yesterday I made a bad mistake. It could have been worse, so I'm thankful I was just startled. I was so tired yesterday that before getting into bed I put Lily in her seat without buckling her in. I zonked out, and luckily Joseph's mom came in to check on us and found her on the floor. When she said that I sat straight up and started freaking out. She was fine, though, just laying there making the "feed me" face. I will NOT make that mistake again. I have been so worried about SIDS that I rarely let her out of my sight, though I know she's okay.
So far, so good. I just want her to stay a newborn forever <3 She's so precious!