Home with the family

17 Nov

Last Wednesday night I came home from the hospital, a day earlier that expected.  I was getting a little stir crazy after being in the hospital for 5 days.  I was really missing my boys too – we never brought them into the hospital because they both had colds and didn’t think that was fair to Anna or the other babies on the floor.

It was so nice to walk in the door and be greeted by my two boys, one being naked after running to the door from being in the bath (nothing new really since he’s usually in his undies anyway) 🙂  I had put the baby in our room to surprise them.  They were so excited to see mommy, I love moments like these.  Anna started to stir and fuss a little and Thomas didn’t know what to think (Henry had gone to his room to get some underwear), so I walked him into our room and he was amazed with the baby.  All he kept saying was ‘baby’ and ‘I want to touch’.  I was so precious.

Once I took Anna out and brought her into the living room, Henry was so excited.  He wanted to hold her and read her a book…so he did just that.

In awe of his baby sister

In awe of his baby sister

First kisses

First kisses

Reading Anna her first book, upside down of course

Reading Anna her first book, upside down of course

 

Anna had bought her brothers gifts of course so it was like Christmas morning in our house.  They both received a Lego set, lollipops, Lightening McQueen surprise eggs and playdoh.  Henry and Thomas bought their sister a toy for her carseat so they helped her open that.  It was just a glorious family night.

Anna’s been such a great baby, I have to set an alarm at night to wake her to feed.  She went 5 hours the night before last and I woke in a panic.  They told me not to go longer than 4 hours once at night and then feed at least every 3 hours after that.  I was so worried.  The midwife did come to our house on Friday morning to weigh Anna and she’s still gaining weight, currently weighing 4 lbs 14 oz.

We all went to church this morning and it was great to get out of the house to get some fresh air.

Life as a family of 5 is so far fabulous and I couldn’t be happier!

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2 Responses to “Home with the family”

  1. Jes November 18, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    Wow…5 hours of sleep this early! She sounds like a good sleeper already. That’s about how long Finney stays asleep and she is 2 1/2 months!! That’s wonderful!!

  2. Jen November 18, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Congrats! : ) So precious to see Henry reading her a book!! She is so LOVED.

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