So I think we're starting to get the hang of things around here. It's round-the-clock feedings and changings and burpings and then usually another changing. It's Olivia's favorite game to play: change her diaper, get a clean one on, wait 30 seconds... and yep, time for a new diaper again. I've gone through twice as many diapers as we actually need because she always does this! And although she hasn't smiled on purpose yet, I know she thinks she's funny.
We gave her another bath today. Man, it's hard to give a newborn a bath! Check the water temperature, hold her little head, watch out for her little bellybutton piece, don't get soap in her eyes, keep her warm, watch out cause she's slippery and squirmy. It definitely takes two people, and thankfully my mom had another snow day today. Grandma to the rescue for bath time! And of course, in true Olivia fashion, we got her out and onto the towel, and she dirtied the towel before we got her diaper on. She goes to the bathroom ALL THE TIME! I suppose I should be thankful, because I know she's eating well. My husband and I just laugh and laugh at how fast everything goes through her little system. I think I'm going to buy stock in Pampers. I never knew how many we'd go through.
We went to the pediatrician yesterday. Olivia is over 8 pounds now, my growing little girl! She got a shot and cried and it broke my heart! Poor girl. I would rather have 50 shots myself than see her get just one. Its amazing how much I want to comfort her when she cries. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I've never known a love like this. In fact, I think I'm starting to understand God a little more now that I'm a mother. I definitely pray more than usual - mostly for health and safety for her, but also just for wisdom from God that He will help me take care of her. Everything is so foreign to me right now, and I'm relying a lot on instinct, and that means I'm relying a lot on God. I'm so thankful for my faith right now - it's really helping me through. And I listen to Spirit a lot, too! It's so funny to me that I rely on the music so much - I mean, I work there! And I'm not sick of any of the songs! I just sing along when I'm around Olivia, introducing her to Jeremy Camp and Chris Tomlin and Nichole Nordeman. I think Nichole Nordeman is her favorite, and for that I say "Good Girl!" Like mother, like daughter.