Rosanna's 1 Week Update

On Saturday 20th June at 13:00 we welcomed our daughter Rosanna Erika (Anna) into the world & into our family. She weighed 3.5kg (7lb 13), has deep blue eyes & strawberry blonde hair. She also has a stork mark on her forehead that is the twin of the one I was born with. She's perfect.

Just like I did with Evelyn I'm going to document each week of Anna's life for the first 3 weeks & then each month up to her first birthday. This is, rather selfishly, mostly for me to look back on but I hope that those of you who read it find it interesting too.

Age: 1 week.
Weight: Anna was weighed on day 3 & her weight then was 3.4kg which meant that she had only lost 3% off her birth weight, which is amazing. No idea what she weighs today though, she'll be weighed again on Tuesday.
Sizes: Newborn sizes fit pretty well & some "up to 1 month" aren't t too baggy either. She's tennie. Her feet are very long though, they're too big for some of the booties Evie used to wear. Still cute though.
Sleep&food: Sleep is okay. I'm up 3 - 4 times a night which is perfectly tolerable. I generally change her nappy once or twice out of those times. In the day she sleeps 90% of the time that she's not eating & eating takes up maybe 4/5 hours of our day. 
Rosanna's favourite thing: Milk.
My favourite thing: We've been blessed with several lovely gifts so I would find it really hard to pick one item to choose. My absolute favourite "thing" however is how incredible Evelyn has been & continues to be. I'm so very proud.
Milestones: Birth... That's a big one. Her umbilical chord fell off on Tuesday night & she had her first bath on Wednesday. She didn't love it.
Best moment this week: The day that we met Anna was beyond incredible & the day after, when we introduced Evelyn to her, was pretty special too.
What we've learnt: Everything that we learnt first time around has come back pretty quickly. New things that I've learnt are that meeting a new person who I love so fiercely has made me love others more not less & that every birth is different.
Looking forward to: Another week as a family. I'm going to miss George very much when he goes back to work.

39 / 40 weeks pregnant

I never thought I would see this far into a pregnancy which is kind of cool but I'm super uncomfortable & not exactly enjoying myself so sorry if this post comes across a little uppity - I'm a walking hormone.
I had my 38 week midwife checkup last Tuesday & baby girl is doing great. She was 3/5 palpable, heartbeat is great, the height of my uterus is 38cms & my blood pressure is good too so things are looking pretty much as they should be. I've not written a birth plan yet but I've been given the okay to choose a midwife lead unit if I want to. I probably wont, unless the labour is super quick, but it's good to have the option.

My mormor (mums mum) was over from Sweden last week, she was a midwife herself & it was the nicest thing for me to spend time with her while being pregnant. I had hoped that baby would have made her appearance while she was here but I know she'll come when she's ready.

How far along? 40 weeks
Measurement at waist: 93cm (2cm SMALLER)
Measurement at largest point: 108cm (5cm larger)
Mood? I'm a crying wreck.
Symptoms: Crying?
Compulsions: Cleaning. I stupidly hoovered the whole house. It looks nice though..
Physical: I'm bigger than I've ever been. My skin is in pretty good condition, my nails are lovely & my legs are covered in hormone spots...
Fashion: hahahaha.
Cravings: Salads. Or other summer foods. Ice cream?
Sleep? I've actually not got any sleeping complaints this week. I've gotten so used to my new sleeping pattern that I barely care that it's rubbish. I've also been able to nap most days so that's lovely.
Movement or Labour signs? Movement is different. I've scared myself a few times but kick counting has been able to calm me down more often than not.
Looking forward to: driving somewhere without the worry of going into labour.
How's Evelyn? Cheeky. She's experiencing a lot of toddler confusion which mean that a small portion of every day is taken up by tantrums but they're generally tolerable: Patience & hugs will see her through. Most days are "dry" now so we're saving a lot of money on nappies. I've been warned that she might go back a step or two when baby gets here so I'm prepared for that but I'm very proud of her regardless.

37 / 38 Weeks Pregnant

Today is the first time that I've ever been 38 weeks pregnant. Evie came into the world before I got that far in my last pregnancy so it's kind of nice to have this unique experience with baby 2, even if it's all just a technicality.

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