I still can't figure out her nightly routine that is her feeding frenzy...she wants to eat just about once every hour from 6-11, and then finally she goes down for a snooze. So I have just surrendered to the fact that this is what is going to happen every night now. Once I get her down, she typically wakes up about every 3-4 hours, which really isn't too bad. However, last night - she barely went an hour and a half between feedings...so I am a little tired today.
Despite the lack of sleep (which I am handling a lot better than I had anticipated) and my ENORMOUS chest that seems to be growing daily, I love my quality time with her. She has her little quirks that melt my heart. I love it how she sometimes covers her face when she nurses (which means she covers my boob too - thanks for the discrepancy Luci! Check out the pictures for evidence). I love the little noises she makes as she sleeps and stretches, and also the noises she makes when she nurses to let me know that I am touching her too much - it's like she is saying "stop kissing me so much - I am busy!" I love that when someone else is holding her, and I start to speak, she totally stretches her neck to find me.
I never knew that I could love someone so much!
Mother's Day was so special - and I finally have some nice pictures of Luci with her Mama (unlike the ones from the hospital where I look swollen, drugged, and exhausted). There are also funny pictures of her feet - evidence that she has my toes, her long fingers, her "Got Milk" ad (she has milk all over her face after nursing), and random photo-shoots by John.
Well, we have a very busy summer coming up - tons of showers, weddings, graduation parties, and not to mention Luci's baptism. Pretty much - we are going to be broke come October!
Enjoy the pictures: