Thank you all for your warm congrats on Zoe’s arrival!
We’ve been home since Thursday afternoon and are settling in nicely. Hunter had an initial ‘meet baby sister’ at the hospital that had a few more tears than I anticipated. At home though, things have been wonderful! He absolutely loves his baby sister. He gives her the sweetest and gentlest hugs and kisses. And he always wants to give them to her, one kiss is just not enough. He’s been our little helper grabbing diapers and blankets for her. So far we haven’t had any out of the ordinary behavior for him. Feeling quite blessed!
Jacob – oh I love this man. He’s stepped up and keeps the house way more picked up than I ever do. He’s been doing laundry, dishes and cooking, but best of all, he’s been an amazing dad. Hunter and Jacob have had a lot more time together. They ran a couple errands on Friday and have gotten lots of play time in. Jacob with Zoe though… the sweetest thing ever. She melt into a calm sleep in his arms. He even took a night shift and partied with her while I caught up on some much needed zzz’s.
God knew what we needed and gave us such a calm baby. She sleeps a lot, although likes to be awake more at night time. When she’s awake she likes to look around at what’s going on. We have yet to have any ‘why won’t she stop crying’ moments. Usually she just cries if she’s hungry or is getting her diaper changed. She is just 3 days old though, so things could change.
Me – I’m feeling pretty great. An easier labor and delivery definitely left my body feeling better. Also the fact that she’s a better sleeper than Hunter was helps me feel more normal. I’ve settled into a nice non-routine and love-love-love it. All four of us spent the afternoon napping today. I have yet to shower and am a-okay with it. All I want to do is soak in this sweet new girl and relax with my two boys. I just can’t imagine our family any other way right now and feel incredibly blessed for what I have.
This morning when I finished feeding Zoe Hunter woke up as well. I went into his room (he was a little sad) picked him up with one arm and took him over to the rocking chair. I had Hunter on my right side, face cuddled in my shoulder, Zoe cradled into my left arm half asleep. We rocked back and forth for a while and I thought to myself, it just can’t get any better than this. It was the perfect moment and I didn’t want to let it go. I just want more of those.