Friday, June 29, 2012

Settling in

Well, it's been a week since Luke and I came home and we are finally starting to settle in. It's amazing how much another baby can change your routines- especially when the beginning was so filled with chaos. 

Luke will be 3 weeks old on Monday. Hard to believe. He wasn't due until tomorrow. In a way I feel jipped. The last few weeks of my pregnancy feel almost stolen from me. I should have had another couple weeks to enjoy the miserable heat and feet in my ribs. Really though, it is kind of hard. I didn't feel this way with Annabelle's birth at 37 weeks... but perhaps that's because my water broke on it's own- a doctor didn't tell me I needed to have my baby. 

But, it is as it is I suppose. Nothing can change the events that have happened, and I am blessed that it all turned out alright and I have my baby at home now. 

 I actually went back to work this week on a minimal basis. Yep, that's right- just two weeks and two days after a c-section and I was back to one of my jobs. Of course, I can't lift more than 15 pounds, so it limits the extent of work I can do. The cost of driving to and from the NICU and my hospital and then the week I stayed in another town really added up...and ate up all of our savings as well. Unfortunately, bills still need to be paid. 

Luke has been a really good baby so far. He isn't overly fussy (yet). The other kids' reaction has been great. They all love their little brother- even Annabelle! Annabelle is like a little mother to him, she just can't get enough. It's so sweet to see her rubbing his head and "shhhh"ing him.

We were really nervous that Annabelle or Nolyn (or both) would start in with sibling rivalry since the sibling rivalry between the two of them is so evident. Those two still fight like cats and dogs, but they both have no problems with Luke!

So, there's our update for this week! We've just been getting into the new routine of things... and while we're a little sleep deprived like all new parents, we're doing alright. You can look forward to some great reviews coming up soon!

Feel free to share a story about how you settled in after a new baby in the comments below!

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