Sunday, March 17, 2013

First Days Home



Currently I'm the only one in my house not napping, so it felt like a great time to update the blog and find my little guy some Easter clothes. I probably have twenty minutes to perform both tasks if I'm lucky, so we'll see how this goes.

Watching her sleep so peacefully is so opposite to how her first week went for the rest of us. Within two days of being home from the hospital, we had a terrible, violent, AWFUL stomach virus rip through our house. Thankfully, my mother and Annabelle were spared. But sadly, my sweet Jack was not. It was his first bug, and him not understanding what was happening was so pitiful. The day after he got it, I came down with it. Not to be overly dramatic, but I thought I was going to die, so then I was even more sad that my little guy had to go through it. Mr. G was hit last, a few hours after me. It was a total plague on our house.

By Wednesday afternoon, I felt like a new woman. Somehow living through that 4 days postpartum made me feel a little bit invincible which was good, because I was bound and determined that Jack would make it back into his routine at MDO the next day, which would also be my first day parenting two kids on my own. Somehow we managed to get there, everyone clean, lunch packed, and only 20 minutes late. While he was there, Annabelle and I came home and napped the entire time.

My mom came back for a few days this past week, and we spent the time enjoying my babies since we didn't get to do that during week 1. We played a little dress-up with the little lady and grabbed some pictures of my sweet kiddos together. Jack even held his sister for the first time! But I'll need another 20 minute break to go chase down my camera and get those pics up here.

I'm working hard at helping Annabelle establish her days from her nights. The past few nights she's only needed a bottle at 2 and 5:30-6 so that has been wonderful but getting her to go back to sleep after she wakes up then has been my challenge. I've pulled out my Baby Whisperer book again, so we'll see what she says!

We're doing really well, but working through the normal things that happen when a new baby enters the household. Our normal is completely different, our schedules are thrown off, and I probably need to wake up at least an hour earlier than usual to make it anywhere in the mornings if I want to really get ready. And I had forgotten how much is required to pack up a newborn to go anywhere.

It's a re-learning process, but we'll get there!

14 comments:

  1. A stomach virus a few days after giving birth sounds like pure misery! I'm glad you survived in one piece and Miss Annabelle was spared!

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    1. Awful and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!!! So great to see you this weekend!

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  2. So happy for you guys!! We are adopting our baby girl next month. I am so excited! We have an 8 yr old son, so we are totally starting over. HA!

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    1. Congratulations! That is awesome!

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  3. ohhhh noooooo no no no no no
    I'm SO SORRY that happened to you! I'm glad it's over though, and I'm so glad your mom and tiny baby didn't fall victim.

    That baby really is so precious. I keep thinking of you and am so happy for you and your future shopping buddy.

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    1. Yep, it was bad. BAD.

      Thank you! She is beginning to not cry when I put her bow on her head, and that is SUPER fun!

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  4. She is so precious! I'm so, so sorry y'all were so sick! Thankful it was just a quick bug and that everyone is well now. Can't wait to see those brother/sister pictures! I'm sure they're darling!

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  5. oh no! I can't believe you were sick! Glad you're better and enjoy those babies!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! It was the kind of story I will be telling these children about for YEARS.

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  7. She is SO sweet! I am so sorry you were sick. Hope you all are doing well lately! :)

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  8. The photo is so sweet.
    I'm sorry that you all were so sick, but it sounds like everyone mended well.

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