Finley is 1 week old today.
She’s doing well and weighed in at a whopping 7lbs 1oz yesterday. Yeah, she’s a peanut. I always wondered what you’d get if you crossed chicken legs with tree trunks. Well, the answer turns out to be chicken legs!! She has her daddy’s lower body for sure - these teeny little legs that run into her long, slender feet, with the super sized 2nd toe, of course. There’s not a roll of extra fat on our little peanut…which begs the question, why the heck did my body gain 51lbs and hog it all from the baby?! I’m SUCH a pig! Hopefully breastfeeding will pork her up some though.
There’s so much more I want to say, but my spinal headache returned yesterday and I’m having trouble spending time upright again. Turns out the blood patch only gave me about 24 hours of relief. I can’t bring myself to have that painful procedure performed again, as my back is still totally black and blue, and I now have a really intense rash covering most of it as well. I just have to wait this one out and pray it abates soon. We’re surviving over here pretty well, all things considered. Travis and I have stopped to laugh at our situation so hard a few times that I thought I busted some stitches open. I am terrified of Travis starting in the hospital a week from Monday, and am just trying to take it all 1 day at a time right now. I miss my mom. I’m emotionally labile. I’m hoping it’s all within the normal range. If I could just get rid of this headache…
Anyway, here are some cute pictures of the babies.
Shane turned 9 months old today! Doesn’t he just look so much more like a kid and less of a baby already?! I can’t stand how fast it’s all going! He’s been doing really well these past few days. He’s such a sweetheart and has been really affectionate lately. He loves this new gliding rocking chair my mom got us and lets me hold and rock in it until he’s either totally sedated, or passes out all snuggled in my arms.