5 on Friday

My 5 on Friday is going to be a little different today. Its going to be all about the 2 weeks of motherhood..

No one prepares you for what it is going to be like bringing a newborn home. It is one of the hardest yet amazing jobs ever. Lily Jane was born 3 weeks early and I had a hard time breastfeeding at first. She was also jaundice, so we had to keep feeding her and taking her to get blood work done and the doctors. Every other day since we got home we had to take her in to get her levels check and her weight check. Monday everything looked great and we were so excited!!! We don't have to go back to the Dr. until 1 month!!!  Also, we are having to wake her up every 2.5-3 hrs to eat ( she is getting her self up to) which your body is not prepared for. It has been a lot about making adjustments to your new life. Within 24 hrs your life changes forever for the best, but at first it is hard to see when so many hormones are going on and releasing out of your body. It is ok to cry and feel the blues it is totally normal. I had a rough 1st week. The second week is getting better and I hope each week get a a little better. My best advice is that you will know what is best for your baby. Take advice and use what you think is right and toss what you don't want to use!!!! I can't wait to watch Lily Jane Grow up :)

Daddy reading to her :) 

Playing !!

I am on the good list 

My first bath 

Daddy came home to visit us for lunch 


  1. Oh my heavens she is adorable! Congrats new mommy! I look forward to following along~

  2. She is sooo cute!!! Congrats on your darling new daughter!

  3. Thank you!!! We are enjoying her

  4. Bless! So precious, priceless, and fleeting. I love how you are keeping it real and not painting an unrealistic picture of first time mommyhood! Thanks for that!!! I'm soaking in your realness and wisdom for when my time comes someday! :)

    Happy, merry weekend, love!

    1. Yes no one prepares you for it, but it is such a wonderful and special time ;) and you just look on the bright side that this wonderful baby is yours!!

  5. She is beautiful! Good for you for sticking with breastfeeding! It is a challenge but it does get easier!

  6. Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas gift! She's precious. Thanks for the advice:)