Saturday, March 26, 2016

Zara Rose

It's been just over a month since Zara was born and boy have I been slacking on the blog!

Welcome to the world little Zara Rose!!!
Born Feb 19 at 12:28pm
7lbs 2 oz
Lots of hair!!



After nine months and an almost 2-day long induction we were over the moon to meet our new Blackwell!! (I think she was ready to meet us too!)

Bonus for me: I'm no longer the shortest Blackwell!

Adjusting to motherhood has been so different than I expected. 
The emotions at birth were completely overwhelming...I wanted everyone to meet her, but I also wanted her all to myself. 
I love baby snuggles more than just about anything. 
Chris and I had no idea babies made so many little "sounds" while they are awake and asleep! 
We also didn't fully appreciate how difficult feeding her would be, but thankfully we have worked out a system! 
Making up dialogue to fit with the funny baby faces she makes is pretty entertaining!
Now that she has gained a little weight, dressing her up in cute outfits is super fun!
We love sending daily pictures out to family and seeing their responses. 
We had no idea a newborn's skin was so soft!
Turns out some diaper brands are better than others!
And this list is a perfect example of how I am dealing with motherhood - overjoyed, amazed, challenged, and scatterbrained!!!

Zara, you fill my heart in a way nothing else has. 



I probably won't be sharing a full-detail birth story here, there are many Type 1 blogs out there with personal accounts. However, as always, if you have questions about my Type 1 Diabetic pregnancy and delivery please send an email!!