Monday, August 26, 2013

3 days

The baby has come, and while I've written about her elsewhere (on my blog, and all over Twitter), I haven't written anything about her here. So I will! Her name is Edith Sinclair Orme, and we like her okay so far. She's been fussy and refused to sleep or eat for a few days, but now that we've whipped up a bottle for her and fed her, she's a lot more cheerful. ("Cheerful," of course, means "asleep." She's laying in my lap right now as I try to type this out one-handed.) Tamsen's tired and sore from her C-section, but in good spirits. I'm pretty good, too, and mostly just hoping that she'll eat better so she can sleep better.

You didn't come here for words, though. Here's a picture of mama and baby asleep together.

I have another one of Edith, Tamsen, and her mom all asleep on the couch, but I think Susan doesn't like having pictures taken, so I won't post it here; trust me, though, when I tell you that it is adorable.


  1. you are a picture tease, but are correct that my mom doesn't like random posting of pictures. Keep at the nursing or try pumping. Sometimes it takes a bit for milk to come after a c-section because her body didn't go into labor.

  2. Another vote here for breastfeeding. It's the best, and mama will enjoy it, too! It's not too late to get establish a lactation consultant (there should be one at your hospital, usually available for free) or a La Leche League Leader. They can help.

    By the way, she's beautiful!

  3. Congratulations you two!!! I saw your posts on Facebook, but I am happy and happy that the world will continue to carry on in a good way after you two are gone. This blog better be kept up to date because this is going to be awesome with baby Edith!!!! I love to read the way Tamsen writes about life. i hope there will be lots of photos to come!!

  4. I'm so happy for you guys - Edith's a model of sweet sweetieness. Having just come out of a c-section, can I put in a plug for making a schedule for taking your pain meds so you don't wake up in the middle of the night in great pain? Staying drugged for the first few days so you can move around is supposed to help you heal quicker, and it worked for me. I'll also put in another vote for going to see a lactation specialist. Newborn Olivia scared us at that age by refusing to eat for a day. A lactation specialist got us all sorted out.