Where does time go when you have a newborn?!?!? I feel like there is no time for anything other than nursing, changing diapers, taking the occasional nap & trying to eat to keep up with Lily's feeding demands! While it is a bit tiring/exhausting, I wouldn't change it for the world :)
So where did I leave off???
We stayed in the hospital for a day and a half, which was perfect. Enough time to feel comfortable that Lily was in good health & that I was healing nicely. We were able to have friends & family visit us all day Sunday (Lily's birthday!) which was great :) We even had a champagne toast in honor of Lily's arrival (leave it to Boss to sneak in booze at a hospital)! It was a great day :)
By Monday morning, I was ready to get home! We took our time departing from the hospital- showered, ate lunch, fed Lily & then around 3:00 pm on 12.17.12 (Lily's official due date) we loaded up the car with our new bundle of joy! Mr. S took his driving duty seriously---I've never seen him drive at 10 & 2 before, but he did on the way home! Not to mention, we went the speed limit :) After a short drive, we were home. Sugar, Cody & Tyde were all waiting for us, along with pink balloons on the mailbox.
The big task once we got home, was introducing Tyde to Lily--he did AWESOME! He sniffed around her for a little bit & then sat directly in front of her....almost like he knew who she was & that he needed to be more calm and gentle with her. He has been way better than we imagined...I know they are going to be the best of friends :)
Overall, the first week of being a family of 4 (can't leave out Tyde!) was wonderful & flew by! We were lucky enough to have the help of both of our moms for the first week---what a blessing! They cooked, did laundry, cleaned & made sure we were able to get some rest. Having them here made the transition SO much easier. We also enjoyed lots of visits from family & friends...but lets be honest, they were here to see Lily, not me or Slade...guess we will be taking the back seat for the foreseeable future :)
On Wednesday, 12.19.12, we had our first outing- to the pediatrician! Surprisingly we were on time, but I now see why most all mama's put their make-up on in the car. It is a process to get yourself ready, plus feed & cloth baby...not to mention prepare a diaper bag!
Lily received a great report from the doctor! We did have to monitor her jaundice & her lack of weight gain for the week, but luckily, we went back Friday & both were much better :)
She had her first bath at home :)
What a crazy, fun, stressful, exciting & joyous week it was! By far the best week of my life :)