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40 Weeks (Friday Catch Up 1/25)

We are at 40 weeks, exactly! The best Friday Catch Up yet πŸ˜€

Soooooo…. you might have seen on Facebook, Insta, or wherever else your social media comes from that I got the best finisher medal ever  on Tuesday.

Friday Catch Up 1/25

1) Welcome to the World, Emilia Clare Lemmer!

I will come back with a full birth story later, because I know some of you out there like to read about those types of things, and of course, my labor and delivery was a mix of easier than some and harder than others. TRULY a marathon, and, like I said, the best finisher medal ever at the end. But that will be a post in and of itself, so I’m going to fill you in on some other fun things in the mean time!

But Emmie was born on her due date at 7:04 AM (the only thing I’ve ever done on time), and she is just such a joy in our lives. At one point during out days of recovery in the hospital, Alex went to get lunch and Emmie was taken to the nursery for a newborn test, and I was just like… I AM SO LONELY COME BACK I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF.

And I’ve been told that she is very cute, which I am honestly relieved to hear. You think your baby is adorable, but I would think she was perfect regardless. So, superficial as I might be in saying it? I’m glad to hear I have a cute kid ;D

Random note, the first thing that I noticed about her is that she has Alex’s ears. So random, but it is totally true!

She is a great baby, and so far quite easy, though we all know that, as my daughter, that will likely change fairly quickly and the Kraken will be unleashed.

Follow us on @lemmerzoo for extra cuteness beyond @the_suzlyfe 

Speaking of unleashing, I am so so SO grateful to our awesome dog walker Kate who swooped in to take care of Ridley. I felt so much better knowing my furbaby was taken care of. Ridley’s life is about to change juuuuuuuust a little bit, lol. She’ll be ok, but it is going to be an adjustment!

2) I have to give MAD props to Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago. I will never ever ever forget or take for granted the amazing care that we received there by the teams, from nursing staff to the people who answered for and delivered our food to the OB team and the various floors. Yes, the hospital is gorgeous and swanky and whatever, but it takes a team to make it run smoothly, and I just can’t thank them enough.

I am sending them the best cookies known to man, though πŸ˜€

OOooo and one of the awesome offerings that you can take advantage of? Professional newborn photos! I can’t wait to share them with you!

3) Alex is amazing. Simply amazing. He loves that little girl so much, and he took such amazing care of me (with her still inside of me) and me and her (as separate entities). I had some rough things happen the night after my delivery, and he had to shoulder the brunt of keeping things moving during that first night. And the way that he looks at her and after is just everything.

4) I am honestly in disbelief that she is here, and that Emilia = Yoshi, and the fact that she grew in my body and formed and is now out of my body and existing. Seriously, it is a mind EXPLOSION.

I look at her, I look where my bump used to be (well, it is still there because of the giant uterus that is in there), and it doesn’t matter how many times you point back and forth, your brain seriously can’t comprehend the facts of the matter. My vagina says otherwise. 

5) I had so many other things that I planned to say, but really? a) I don’t remember them and b) I thought about them at 3 AM so goodness knows how smart they really are. 

I guess I’ll do a reeeeaallly brief Weekend Review for you? I don’t remember much, but some I do!

Alex finished up his hellish 12+ days back to back Friday night, and I told him that I as much as I understood that he was exhausted that we needed to get as much done Saturday as possible in case something happened Sunday. So Saturday we went wild–cleaning, shopping, laundering, packing, and finally getting Emilia’s nursery art up! She was bananas that day, so I didn’t have many contractions, and I had no clue what to think going into the next day.

Sunday morning, I went over to meet Landon and then came back home. Alex and I were doing some other random things when we started to talk about how Emmie/Yoshi wasn’t moving as much as she typically did. And then we FREAKED out (cue me crying) and ultimately called the on call docs who told us to come in. So off we went to triage!

It turns out that she was moving, just not really how I could feel her move. During the second hour, however, I started feeling contractions and knowing that these were different. That said, not so bad, and since I wasn’t dialated any more than I had been, we opted for food and home. 

And yes, a skillet cookie #traumatized

I will tell you about Monday in the next post!

Oh, and I just want to tell you because it makes me feel like a boss–totally typing this one handed while Heisman style breast feeding the baby in the other. #likeaboss

On another note… my milk just came in and i now can’t see my feet for a totally different reason.

It is… interesting. 

Ok, I’m off! Both of our parents are here right now, so there’s lots of excitement and lots of help. Tomorrow we have our first in office pediatrician appointment! Hoping for another great report!

What was the best part of your week?

Best food solution to trauma?

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26 Comments

  • Reply montessoriishmom

    I am so happy for you!!!! She is a truly beautiful baby and I hope you guys enjoy this special time together πŸ™‚

    January 26, 2018 at 5:41 am
  • Reply Heather

    Ahh I’m so happy for you! So beautiful. Have a great weekend with your parents!

    January 26, 2018 at 5:57 am
  • Reply Celia

    Yay!!! I’m so happy for you! Love her name and she is just beautiful. Prentice is wonderful – I also had a great experience there.

    January 26, 2018 at 6:19 am
  • Reply Linda from Veganosity

    Congratulations!!! You know I’ve said this numerous times already on IG, but I had to just one more time. πŸ™‚ Amelia is a beautiful baby!! I say that will total confidence (I think every baby is beautiful) because my Alex (who thinks newborns look like aliens) called me when she saw her on IG and said, “Suzie had her baby, and oh my gosh, she’s the prettiest baby I’ve ever seen!” So yes, the worlds biggest newborn critic thinks Amelia is pretty. Now you know. πŸ™‚

    I delivered Alex at Prentice 26 years ago, and your story made me cry tears of joy. Think of Clark Griswold in the attic dressed in women’s clothing watching old movies. That’s what I looked like as I read this story. So many great memories. It’s going to be fun reading about all of the incredible things coming your way.

    Feel better soon and embrace the doughnut. If those even exist anymore.

    January 26, 2018 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Ellen

    I think I’ve said it on every social media channel, but oh my goodness I am so, so happy for you! She’s beautiful. Have the best weekend with the family!

    January 26, 2018 at 6:48 am
  • Reply Kim G

    I was so happy to see your post on Facebook! So excited for you!! πŸ™‚

    January 26, 2018 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Sarah Rosenblatt

    Phew, sounds like a stressful Sunday, but I’m glad everything went smoothly in the end and SHE’S HERE! She is beautiful, Suz.

    January 26, 2018 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Cora

    Just. So. Bloody. Happy. For. You. I you’ve heard it 19230290 times but that’s really all there is to it. You were made to be a mom. And now here you are. <3 <3 <3

    January 26, 2018 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Jamie

    Praise the Lord for a healthy Susie and Emilia! You plus Alex equals an adorable babe.

    January 26, 2018 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Maureen

    I love the name you picked out! Congratulations again! The best food solution to trauma is totally cookies or ice cream.

    January 26, 2018 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe’s mommy, Clare

    The best part of my week……seriously?
    Actually, it was seeing YOU

    As you are my baby and I was all mommy-worried even knowing you were at the best place in the best care possible.
    I needed to put my mommy-eyes on you, first.
    Then I could meet Emmie!
    Interesting for me to understand that my mommy-ness was centered on you.
    That parental love knows no age, you are still my kidβ€”!
    And now you have your own little girl.
    Can I buy her first pony yet??

    January 26, 2018 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Anna at Piper's Run

    Oh my she is precious! Love her name.
    Birth is not joke and amazing all at once! After birth is a whole other story – hard and amazing at times. Hope you are recovering well. Don’t worry, you’ll see your feet again πŸ™‚

    January 26, 2018 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Laura

    I am so happy for you and Alex – congrats on a beautiful and healthy girl!

    January 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Deborah Brooks

    Congratulations! So glad to hear that mom, dad and baby are all doing well

    January 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Deb E

    So happy all went well! Rest up and have a fab weekend enjoying Emmie.

    January 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply jade

    Huge congrats, she is so beautiful!

    January 26, 2018 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Maryann D.

    Congratulations! Enjoy your beautiful baby! Best Wishes.

    January 26, 2018 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply San

    I am so thrilled she’s finally here! And I love the name! What a cutiepie! Congratulations again, Susie and Alex! What a precious gift you received. <3

    January 26, 2018 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Lisa - Mile by Mile

    I’m so happy for you and glad to hear everyone is doing well!

    January 26, 2018 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Congratulations! It’s true, she is adorable.

    Best food for trauma…I think I would have to go with chips and queso.

    January 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    Congrats again to you and Alex!! <3 I'm so happy for you, and yes, she really is adorable, haha. <3

    Best trauma food to me would have to be truffle fries. :O

    January 27, 2018 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Mackenzie

    Suz! I am amazed you even have the energy to crank out a post! I have eagerly been waiting for this. How exciting.. she is truly perfect and beautiful. So many many congrats to you two ❀️

    January 27, 2018 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Sarah Dudek

    You’re a mom! How exciting. Enjoy every moment. Even the sleepless ones!

    January 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Soooo beyond happy for you guys! Love, love LOVEEEEEE!

    January 29, 2018 at 3:11 am
  • Reply Lex

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys!! Haha i had to laugh about the cute thing, yes coming from an internet stranger she is adorable and i love her name. Emilia is your perfect little unicorn. xoxo

    January 29, 2018 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Rae

    I am just so, so happy for you three! Can’t wait to read Emmie’s birth story and see more photos πŸ™‚

    January 30, 2018 at 7:26 am
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