AH. So we’re back home and I have a moment to update you with a couple of pictures and highlights. (Thanks to Ryan for lettin’ you all in on the basics the other day! And thanks to him for being a simply amazing labor-coach, husband, daddy…)
First off, I must admit that all of my praying and whining about wanting Lia to come a little bit early was super silly. I HAD NO IDEA how wonderful it is to have a full-full-term baby! What’s so amazing about it? Oh, just the easy latch-on, the laid-back doctors, the nonthreatening weight, the way in which the breast-pump has remained disassembled in it’s beautiful case… oh, and the sleeping I’m doing! Everyone who told me that 40-weeks would be worth every moan and groan was totally right. I am a *full-term* convert. No more whining from me.
I am so so grateful for our little family. Ryan is an incredible help with every little thing: putting bows in V’s hair, changing Lia’s diapers, catering graciously to my hormone-driven antics. Vivienne is loving Lia beautifully, running full force down the hallway to check on her in the nursery and enthusiastically offering to help “nurse” her. Lia is doing everything like clock-work, a comfortable, easy-going baby who we all love to bits. It feels as if we’ve always known her…
I don’t know how often I’ll be blogging over the next couple of weeks, but I’ll do my best to keep you updated about the little and wonderful things that happen as we enjoy and care for each other.
Here are some pictures from Day 1 and 2:
(This picture didn’t make it into Ryan’s link, but I laughed out loud when I saw it and had to share it with you. Although I was certainly happy when they handed – or, from the looks of things, tossed – Lia to me, I didn’t know I showed it so well! Don’t ya think this could be a Dentyne Ice commercial or something?)
Going home. Come back for more tidbits of our lives together…