Thursday, January 01, 2009  

First Days Home

We're home, and life is more or less starting to fall into place... she's still eating like crazy (she gained 2 ounces in 2 days!), sleeping, and filling up diapers... what a life!!

Our last night in the hospital was challenging... she really didn't like sleeping in her little bassinet (maybe she was cold?) but I couldn't really sleep if I was holding her. So finally S took my place as snuggle-buddy so I could get a few hours of sleep. S cannot sleep unless at least one of his feet is sticking out from under the covers... like daddy, like daughter!

Since A was a Christmas baby, she got a cute little red and white crochet cap at the hospital. I think her head is a little small for it, though - it kept slipping off!

While at the hospital, the lactation consultant showed me a neat trick that took advantage of my cheap old navy tank top to get some quality snuggles in... and, coincidentally, free up my hands for some knitting!

And speaking of knitting, when it was finally time to head home, I bundled A up in the smallest of the sweaters knit by 4-Ply Katie, rolled up the sleeves about 4 times, and we headed home.

Once at home, we had Grandma and Grandpa bring in A, and S and I gave Abby some much needed snuggling. Once Abby had had a chance to give us kisses and get belly rubs, we introduced her to her new pack-member...

After many sniffs, Abby gave A a little kiss, and has been a wonderful doggy since then. She's often sleeping on her doggy bed in A's room, and sometimes runs in there faster than I do when A starts to cry!

A is gradually waking up more, mostly at night (SIGH), but S has some pretty impressive baby whispering talents which have helped a lot. And A nurses like a champ - she gained 2 ounces over the past 2 days! So I spend a lot of time in the rocking chair. Luckily, S set up a portable dvd player for me, so I can occasionally watch a little Grey's Anatomy while waiting for the wonder-nurser to get full.

Oh, and one of the perks of new-baby-dom? I started this post 2 days ago.



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