Sophie’s First Week

March 15, 2008


Well we have managed to survive the first week of parenthood without any major damage (except our sleep schedule of course). Sophie is doing great. She has generally been a happy baby, eating and sleeping pretty well (except, surprise surprise, she doesn’t like to sleep between 1am and 6am.) I have listed a few highlights from the week below. Check out the full photo album for more details.

Going Home: On Monday we headed home from the hospital. Of course since Sophie decided to come a little early we weren’t quite ready, so I had to go out on Sunday and get a car seat. Once that little detail was taken care of we headed home. Sophie wasn’t too happy with the concept at first, but by the time we were almost home she had settled down nicely. (And every trip we’ve taken since she has been good for, so I think she likes the car.)

First Doctor’s Appointment: On Wednesday we made our first trip to the pediatrician. Sophie checked out a-ok. We were a little concerned about her weight, since she was born pretty small and lost a bit of weight in the hospital. But she gained an ounce compared to when we left the hospital, so I think we’re in good shape.

First Outing: Ok, so we didn’t go very far. But we did put Sophie in her carrying sling and went for a walk to the park by our house on Thursday. By then we had started to develop a little cabin fever and needed some fresh air. Luckily I think she likes her sling too, so she slept through the whole thing.

Doesn’t seem like much, huh? And yet some how we’re completely exhausted. I’m sure next week will be much easier! 😉

Finally, thanks so much to everyone who has visited, called, emailed and left comments on the blog. It means a lot to us that everyone is so supportive. (And special thanks to everyone who brought us food!)

Here is the link to the full photo album for Sophie’s first week:

2008-03-09 Sophie’s First Week


  1. Congratulations! she is a cutie…but beware of ‘good babies’ that make you want to have another…that’s all part of their evil plan.

  2. Wowee! I am oohing and ahhing all the way from Dubai! Can’t wait to meet her. 🙂

  3. I’m so happy for you guys! Can’t wait to meet her in person. :o)

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