4am is the perfect time for a new blog post, right? :) Laila is having one of those restless nights so I got up with her so that her daddy could get a bit of rest. I managed to sneak in a nap yesterday but he didn't and I know he's exhausted. He worked on laundry, kept my parents company, and shopped for groceries so he definitely deserves a break. I'm used to being up this time of morning anyway; I guess she prepared me well before she came out! She's been a wonderful baby so far and we are just loving her to pieces. She's sleeping in my lap right now; not sure why that works and her bed doesn't? Silly girl!
Anyway...on to some pictures! Our anesthesiologist seemed to fancy himself as a bit of a photographer and snapped some pictures for us after they completed my c-section. This is one of my favorites as I think you can see the joy in our faces. I know I started crying as soon as I heard her loud cry, so any tears you see there are pure happiness.
Here was the end of her sleepless night at the hospital. Jason stayed up with her most of the night because I was just so worn out. He's the most amazing dad. He's changed most of her diapers so far and is helping me any way he can to make nursing her easier. I always have a nice full glass of water at my side, pillows tucked behind my back, and someone to help me get her all settled in to sleep. He actually got up to bring her in the living room tonight so that I could sleep, but I knew he was exhausted. He always puts us first and deserves a little rest himself.
This final picture is one of my favorites! We snapped it on Friday after we got home with her. She was so bright-eyed and alert. She's just so darn cute. I know we both find ourselves smiling at her even at 3am after she's been awake for hours. There's just something about a baby...