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  1. Alex M
    October 16, 2015

    Love reading your updates! I’m due with my first in April and my husband is also taking the first two weeks off. It’s good to get the perspective on what life is like adjusting to a new baby.

  2. Sana
    October 16, 2015

    You’ve got this!! Baby girl is stunning!

  3. Nicole
    October 16, 2015

    It’s so nice following along with your blog since our little ones are only a day apart! These first2 weeks have been hard but so rewarding! Sounds like you’re doing a great job!

    I went to two lactation support groups since Siena’s birth and it has been sooo great. we all openly breast feed and just talk about life with a little one. I never thought I’d be so open with my boobs but something changes when you become a mom! Haha
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  4. Lindsey @ Simply Lindsey
    October 16, 2015

    She is so cute and you look fantastic!
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  5. Reenie
    October 16, 2015

    She is adorable. That’s so great that Derek gets that much time off too. That pic of him holding her and looking at her…. so cute.

    How’s Maddie doing since bringing Annalynn home?

  6. Dietitian Jess
    October 16, 2015

    She is perfect!!!! No babies here yet- but breastfeeding difficulties are a serious fear of mine and I feel like there is so much pressure because no one talks about the tough parts…. hoping the journey will start to go a little smoother for you! <3 congrats again
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  7. Katie @ Live Half Full
    October 16, 2015

    Congrats on making it thorough the first two weeks! My husband and I have a bottle of champagne ready to go for when we make it though week one, haha! I’m 3 days from my due date and it’s refreshing to hear about the first few weeks, keep sharing!
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  8. Britt @ SparklesaurusTreks
    October 16, 2015

    I can’t believe it’s been two weeks! What a nice resource to have a lactation consultant and a mom group. I bet our mom’s didn’t have those. I don’t have any babies and you’re making it look easy. 🙂
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  9. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    October 16, 2015

    Annalynn is adorable. I’m glad to hear things are going well!
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  10. Linda @ The fitty
    October 16, 2015

    She’s here!!!!

    I have been following your journey since the beginning of your pregnancy and it’s such a blessing to see your little one finally born.
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  11. Jess
    October 16, 2015

    She is so so so sweet and you look amazing! Seriously! You are doing such a great job x
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  12. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
    October 16, 2015

    She is so precious!! Enjoy these first weeks, we’ll all be here when you’re able to have a schedule!! Breastfeeding is definitely tough in the beginning, but (in my experience) if you keep at it it becomes second nature.
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  13. Katherine
    October 16, 2015

    What a beautiful baby girl you have! Breastfeeding was really, really hard for me and my little guy at the beginning. We did exactly what you did and saw a lactation consultant. I also watched a lot of videos on the proper latch for a baby, and made sure he had one arm on either side of my rib cage to draw him as close as possible.

    He’s 10 1/2 months now, and it’s easy. 🙂 Hang in there momma, it gets so much better!!!! I know it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel from here.

  14. Laura
    October 16, 2015

    I love the customized onesie! Do you know where it’s from?

    • Meghann
      October 17, 2015

      It’s Etsy! I was Etsy obsessed when I was pregnant.

  15. Allison
    October 17, 2015

    Way to go Meghann! Seeking advice from an LC was the best thing you could have done. I shed so many tears over nursing in the beginning. My son had tongue tie and never got the hang of nursing, but I’m exclusively pumping for 6 months now. So glad that I found a way to make it work. Keep up the good work, you’re doing great!

  16. Jess
    October 17, 2015

    Mothers groups are such a sanity saver! I’ve made some great friends that way.

    Also getting out of the house once a day. Even if it’s just to go for a walk or to buy diapers at target. It forces you to put on clothes and talk to other adults.

  17. Liz
    October 17, 2015

    Breastfeeding is hard at the beginning! My girl had trouble latching for the first few weeks and I remember feeling like we would never get the hang of it. She’s 7 months now and I think she could latch upside down in the dark if she had to 🙂 Lactation consultants are such a great resource, and you are right, Google is NOT! I had to force myself after a while to stop reading anything on a forum or message board about breastfeeding. As long as your little one is gaining weight and wetting diapers, everything is good!

  18. Mary
    October 17, 2015

    Lovely photos!
    Sounds like you have things sussed with your time off as a family together.
    Glad all is going well! 🙂
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  19. Crystal
    October 18, 2015

    Two weeks was the turning point for me. I figured out how to nurse laying down so I want breaking down at the am crying because I was so tired.

    Getting used to Derrick being gone will be a challenge, but once you get the hang of it, it’s not bad. It sounds like you’ve got it together better than I did with my first though!

  20. Stacey
    October 19, 2015

    That is one cute baby!! I’m an RN in a NICU and can attest that every mom and baby go through struggles with breast feeding. It’s a learning process. You’re doing great!
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