Wednesday, December 31, 2008
It's new year's eve...and I'm a mommy! It's hard to believe Lukah is already nearly three weeks old! I'm still trying to get into this "new normal" while struggling to catch up on sleep, or get anything else done for that matter...besides nursing!
We are all doing so great though...Lukah is growing and healthy and so full of beauty, wisdom and wonder. She reached out for her first item the other day. (her "om" bear that Ali made) She is discovering her voice and says what sounds like "hi" a lot. She follows objects with her eyes, and looks to me or papa when she hears our voices.
Papa goes back to work next week, now full-time at the pre-school! He's been wonderful to have home...cooking scrumptious meals, cleaning the house and changing Lukah at 4am when I wake him up after nursing. He's a natural papa, so gentle and patient and so in love with our daughter.
I am in awe at the transformation that just took place. What a wonder the human body is!!! I am recovering well...feel like physically recovered almost 100%. I have already performed with the troupe at my work solstice party, and will be getting more into regular dance-mode next week. My body mind and soul know now (even more) how important and necessary it is to have dance in my life. It will be a good way to get me out of the house a bit now after Lukah. I've been a hermit since she's been born, but in a good way...I still take showers and brush my hair every once in a while.
Anyways...the main point of this blog was to get more pics up!
Blessings to this year we are saying goodbye to...it has been life-changing. And many many more ahead in the new year.
Have a safe and wonderful 2009!!!
Some of our favorite pics:
Lukah's "graduation pic" ...only 2 days old here!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Full Blue Moon Baby Girl!
Came into this world at 5:12pm, on 12/12
7 lbs. 9 ounces 20 inches
Mama labored for over 25 hours and pushed for only 20 minutes!! Recovering wonderfully.
Lukah is nursing well, just had her first bath and is sleeping great!
Thank you to everyone for prayers, and love. Many Blessings from Mama Leelee & Papa KC
Baby's birthing center picture is up: www.peacehealth.org/baby@lbum
Also, will be adding lots-o-pics to the shutterfly site: leeleekc82.shutterfly.com
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
...And just maybe that is what our baby is waiting for! Grammy Linda is in the air as I write this, dreaming of holding her first grandchild. I am SO looking forward to her calming presence and nurturing nature. And what a blessing it will be to have her here for the birth after all!!
My weekly baby update tells me my baby is a week old already...hmm, I guess they don't have a past-40-weeks option. We're not worried, just ready. Last weekend I decided dancing would help so I squeezed into a costume and performed with the troupe at Cozmic Pizza. It was quite an amazing thing for people to see...even for me after I watched the video...wow! look at that baby dance! And quite a joyous act for us to do. A good pre-labor test for the girls and me.
Well, today we go in for some monitoring of the baby's heartbeat and some other non-invasive testing. Mom's going to meet us right at the birthing center, as that's when she will be rolling in from PDX. Maybe we'll throw our birth basket into the car...just in case!
I know I said the next blog would have baby pics up, but you'll have to settle for a giant belly picture instead!