In the latest issue of in — the Spring 2014, which is set to be distributed March 11 throughout the region — we sat down with a pair of first-time parents-to-be, in a slight nod to Mother’s Day, which is May 11. We interviewed Jenna and Clark Palmer in early February as they awaited the birth of their daughter.
Since the interview, the couple has welcomed their daughter safely and happily into this world, and we here at in are very honored to announce to you the arrival of little Macy.
Photo courtesy Misty Moments Photography
We asked Jenna to send to us a little recap of Macy’s birth and share a few thoughts on her first few weeks of mommyhood.
“We named her Macy Marie. She was born February 14th at 3:04 in the afternoon. She was 5 lb 4 oz and 18 and 3/4 inches.
“Delivery didn’t go as planned, we ended up with a c section but (a) huge thank you to the nurses and doctor for being so wonderful our entire 6-day stay. They sure made things so much easier.
“The sleepless nights are getting easier now. It doesn’t take long to adjust to one-hour or two-hour naps throughout the day and night.
“As far as likes and dislikes. Macy enjoys her swing and being held. The only thing she really doesn’t like is being left alone.
“Her personality is starting to show through. She is becoming more vocal. Crying more and making noises when people talk to her.
“Macy is getting used to eating now. We had a hard time with breast feeding or any feeding for that matter in the beginning because she is so little. The first two weeks are the toughest with breast feeding that’s for sure. She now knows what to do.
“Macy is much more alert and makes many funny faces.
“We are truly enjoying her and being parents.”
Thank you, Jenna (and Clark), for sharing your story and your daughter with us. Congratulations on your new family!