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Pictures of Lydia Grace! +Update

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Lydia turned two weeks old yesterday! Motherhood is everything I ever dreamed of and more. Lydia is the most beautiful baby (I'm not biased or anything) :) We feel so very blessed to have this most amazing gift. She is a very content baby, only fussing when she is hungry or needs a diaper change. She sleeps 4-5 hours at night, only waking to feed.

We have had issues with her gaining weight. She was born at 6 lbs 6 oz and went home from the hospital at 5 lbs 11 oz. We had a series of pediatrician appointments and, because my milk supply is pretty low, we decide to supplement with formula after every other feeding. On Monday, she had lost 2 more ounces and I was really upset. I felt like I was starving my beautiful child. The doctor and Ken reassured me that we would get it worked out and make the necessary changes to help her gain. We had to supplement with two ounces of formula after every nursing session. Today we had another weight check and she gain 6 ounces!! She moved out of the 1st percentile into the 2nd percentile! The doctor was very pleased because getting out of the 1st percentile can be very difficult! She is in the 9th percentile for height and 35th percentile for head circumference!

We are still supplementing after every feeding but her pediatrician gave me suggestions of how to increase my milk supply. I pump after every other nursing session, take fenugreek, eat oatmeal and drink mother's milk tea. I absolutely love nursing so I hope I can get my supply up!

Right now she is in preemie clothing, can rollover during tummy time, loves being held skin to skin, fixates on our faces, and hates diaper changes!

Her Crib


Waiting to see if she is breech and we need and ECV. She turned on her own, yay!


She's here! Via C-Section after a long labor but so worth it!


6lbs 6 oz


In the recovery room, nauseous but so happy


Happy family in the hospital


So in love


Isn't she beautiful?


Going home!


Daddy love


Christmas Eve (Christmas photos will have to be a different post)


Professional hospital photos






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SAZZLERAZZLE 4/26/2013 6:28PM

    Oh she is so cute, congratulations! she's beautiful and you and your husband look so happy! Especially love the last one in the palm of your hand - beautiful! Congrats again and all the best with the nursing. xx

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SONFLOWER67 3/21/2013 8:49PM

    AWE!! She is just so beautiful!! I love the ones with the little hat :) Congratulations!!

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AMBER281 2/18/2013 10:55PM

    She's beautiful!
Congrats.

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ADLINS 1/26/2013 11:46PM

    She's beautiful.

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GRACEISENUF 1/16/2013 10:10PM

    Gorgeous Lydia Grace, such a precious gift.

Congratulations to you both.

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KAKAKALI4 1/14/2013 9:10AM

    I have a Lily Grace Ross! LOL ... So happy for you and your husband! Love and enjoy every moment - before you know it .. they are walking and talking! Keep up the work with breast feeding - it will get easier and it is so worth it! Make sure you get enough calories too .. your body works really hard to make milk and you will need the energy!

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ROCHELLE62 1/13/2013 3:51AM

    Yay! Thank you for taking time away to share with us.

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FITMAMAOF4TOB 1/8/2013 2:21PM

    Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!!! Enjoy every precious moment with her and take time to heal from your c-section. Best wishes to you and your beautiful family! emoticon

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MARSCK 1/8/2013 1:37PM

    She is so beautiful!!

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MJREIMERS 1/5/2013 7:28PM

    She is beautiful and so are you!! Congrats on your little blessing and may each day be full of joy and health! (Enjoy this time as it goes by way too fast!)

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PONYFARMER 1/5/2013 2:00AM

    So amazing and beautiful. What a gift from God. Congrats!

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PRINCESSNURSE 1/4/2013 7:41PM

    She precious! Congratulations!

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GINILEE4 1/4/2013 7:31PM

   

What a beautiful girl. She is for certain an angel on earht. No matter what she will always be your miracle. Love her and she will be full of love for others.

ABsolutely precious,

Gini

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KPETSCHE 1/4/2013 12:36PM

    Thanks for the lovely pictures.

You look amazing in your going home picture! emoticon

Your daughter is beautiful and I'm sure you guys will figure it out. My daughter was small and a slow weight gainer, too. I think it took her almost 2 months but we just kept working at stuff and eventually found what worked. You will too.

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CALVIND 1/4/2013 12:16PM

    I am so happy for your family. she is so beautiful. My kids are mixed also and i think we have the most beautiful kids. (not biased or anything) Enjoy her as they grow up too fast. Congratulations again.
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WINNIE1978 1/4/2013 11:07AM

    She is a beautiful baby! Congrats!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 1/4/2013 10:25AM

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Just so amazing!!!
I am so happy for you and your husband!
She is just beautiful!!!
Love & Hugs,
Mary

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LIVIN2LOVE1 1/4/2013 10:21AM

    She is gorgeous! The Ross family looks so happy and blessed.
I remember having trouble with my middle child breastfeeding... it took him a month to put the pound that he lost in the hospital back on. The doctor and I argued over it but I chose not to supplement with formula. He was a good 2 pounds more than Lydia at birth, however. My son thrived after that first month of what seemed like constant eating. I had to feed him every hour and wake him in the night for an additional meal. It was completely worth it. Breastfeeding was the most rewarding thing I've done as a mother. Congratulations to you all!

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SANDBBAR 1/4/2013 9:24AM

    Beautiful baby and beautiful family!! Congratulations!!!

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CHICA_BORICUA 1/4/2013 6:52AM

    congrats mom!!!!

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BOMBCHELL23 1/4/2013 5:19AM

    OMG what a fantastic display of love! All the pictures are so cute and the love just pores from the pictures and by the way she is as beautiful as her name. I know being new parents to say is wonderful, enjoy the time it is so very special. Enjoy your loving bundle of joy.

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MAMAJAHMAI 1/4/2013 1:49AM

    Gosh... What a beautiful baby and beautiful family!!! So precious!! I remember trying to nurse my daughter and the issues we had- kudos to you and your DH for all you do! God bless :)

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/4/2013 1:45AM

    Congratulations, to you both !
All the best !

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CORNERKICK 1/4/2013 1:31AM

  Absolutely beautiful!

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NYARAMULA 1/4/2013 1:24AM

    She is beautiful! Congratulations!

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ALLYALLYT 1/4/2013 1:11AM

    Beautiful! Congrats to you both. emoticon

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LATTELEE 1/4/2013 12:18AM

  Wow!

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