Odessa is One, Month That Is...

8 pounds 14.5 ounces and 21 inches

Can't believe this sweet girl is already one month new! I feel like she has changed so much! Her cheeks are chubbier, she is so much more interactive and is such a smiley happy (for the most part) baby. She does seem to have quite a bit of colic but given how gassy she is, I think she's doing great! Poor girl can't catch a break - sick at two weeks old and now horrible gas :(
In the meantime she's one happy baby. She barely fits in her three months clothes. She loves to be held! Would nurse all day if you let her - no joke she eats! A LOT! She loves looking at her big brother and adores all ceiling fans. She loves mirrors and being outside on nice day. She doesn't love tummy time but doesn't hate it either. She's actually rolled over, from tummy to back, and gets really close to rolling over from back to tummy.   She's unbelievably strong and the cutest baby girl I know!

Odessa's Newborn Session

Eight days after welcoming our baby girl we had our favorite photographer and friend over to shoot Odessa's newborn session. We made a complete mess in the bedroom with all kinds of props everywhere! Blankets, wraps, headbands, ect. It was so much fun! Minus it being 100bazillion degrees ;) I am in love with the pictures we got and can't believe how fast the time is flying!

Birth Story

So many wonderful pictures from the day we met Odessa! I'm sharing just a few here :)

Meet Odessa!!

Life has been so crazy since our baby girl arrived! A couple of days after bringing Odessa home Landon got the flu. Then a couple days later Odessa got sick. After a week of seeing our pediatrician every day (yes EVERY DAY) and being on the fence on wether to admit her or not, she is improving and we seemed to have made it through the bugs. Nonetheless, we have been living in baby bliss and are loving every second!

Fun facts about Delivery Day:

I kid you not, I think I was in labor for a week. I had contractions that were perfectly consistent but not painful enough. I had painful contractions, but then they weren't consistent. It was brutal! 

Odessa was born on her due date, just like Landon!

We checked into the hospital right around 7am.

Shortly after arriving I had a visit from the anesthesiologist. I was numb as all get out and didn't feel a thing! Thank you epidural!

Turns out Odessa wasn't perfectly lined up to come out (this might have been why I was walking around at 5cm for a week with nothing). As soon as my Doctor rotated her slightly she literally came right out. No joke - I think I pushed twice and she was here!

My husband never left my side - except when it was time to go get Landon and introduce him to his baby sister. Didn't think it was possible to love him any more than I already did, but I do. Watching him with Odessa and Landon is purely magical!

Landon was the first one (except myself and Billy) to hold Odessa. He loves her! Loves to hold her! Loves to kiss her! And has become a real life baby monitor ;) "Mama, baby sister is hungry." "Daddy, go check baby sister." It's the cutest!

Eva, who is not only an amazing photographer but also one of the sweetest people I know, was in the room to capture the day, the birth and all the introductions to the family.

My delivery went so well, I got the go ahead from my Doctor to go home the very next day.

Odessa's pediatrician also cleared us to go home the very next day! Only a little over 24 hours spent in the hospital after she was born!

All in all it was a whirlwind and still is! I can't believe it has been three weeks already!

Photo's from the Birth Story and Newborn Session soon!