Wednesday, April 08, 2009

First days at home

She has only been home a few days days and already has a nickname Little Ladybug (Jonah's nickname is Snugglebug).

We go back and forth on what we call her when we use her real name. Sometimes it's Meredith and sometimes it's Reagan. So, the official ruling is still up in the air and I have a feeling that Jonah will be the one that makes the final call.

Both or I guess I should say all of us are settling into our "new" normal. Our family left on Sunday but since Jonah is in school I'm able to spend my day catering to all of the Princesses needs. And the four items on her daily to do list seem to take up my whole day right now.

The recovery from the c-section has been harder than I expected and I'm relying heavily on my new best friends Hydrocodone and Ibuprofen for support. When they leave I will be very sad!

Josh has been my absolute knight in shining armor this week! He already had some practice under his belt with me being on bedrest for the majority of the pregnancy but he has been the best husband taking care of Jonah, cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, grocery shopping, etc. Not to mention taking us to our first appointments with the pediatrician and lactation consultant since I can't drive. And he's been doing all of this while working. Every afternoon he stops at the store to buy Jonah a little snack, picks him up from school and then he comes home and I spend some quality time with Jonah and he spends some quality time with his little girl before making dinner. Oh and did I mention he also had to take Jonah to the ENT and Riley to the vet twice this week. Seriously, I don't know how he does it!! He is definitely receiving the "Daddy of the Year" award!

Jonah is adjusting really well! He loves his baby sister and overnight became the protective big brother. He loves to hold her hand and give her kisses on the forehead. He's told everyone at school that he's a big brother. He tries to really help us out at home with her. Yesterday Josh asked him to get a diaper upstairs out of Meredith's room. He said "okay" but when he came out of the room he yelled "I couldn't find the diapers, so I brought her some sunglasses, a paci, some socks and shoes"! Too cute!

One thing we did this time around is put a bed in Meredith's room so I can sleep with her and wake up as needed without disturbing Josh or Jonah. This may be one of my best ideas yet! So far she's been a great baby. She lets me cuddle her all day which I love and she's eating about every three hours. I'm listening to the advice from all the baby books this time around and sleeping when she sleeps, except she's asleep right now and I'm working on the blog! But as soon as I'm done it's nap time for Mommy.

So right now the adjustment to having two hasn't been as hard as I thought but then again it's only the first week. We'll see what I have to say in a couple of months :) But I definitely feel a lot more calm this time around. I'm not letting things stress me out as much and I'm realizing that we will eventually get into a rythym and work out our routine and most importantly we are learning to take it one day at a time!

She loves to sleep!

Jonah and Meredith

The Stork sign Josh had made for us! (Isn't he so sweet??) Riley and Meredith

First Bath


lauren_kitts said...

I love all the new pics and can't wait to see if she is as good natured and cute as our Jonah!!! I'm sure she will be she is yours* we love you all and can't wait to see you on saturday!!!

The Clark Family said...

I am so thrilled for all of you! She and Jonah are simply precious. Enjoy every wonderful moment...many, many hugs!

Erica Wink said...

You have been blessed with Super Husband! Wow, what a keeper you have I definitely think he should win some sort of award. I am so happy for you guys, she looks as precious as could be. Glad to see Jonah is being such a helpful big brother. What kind of hospital do you go to that they give you lobster and steak? Sign me up

Amy said...

She is so beautiful Monda!! I'm so happy for you and your family!

Katie said...

She is just too precious!! So glad all is going well!!

jenn said...

I know I posted on fb but Meredith and Jonah are so precious. I'm so happy for you and Josh!

Sarah said...

So glad to hear that you are doing well!! She is so sweet, and Jonah looks like he is doing a great job as a Big Brother! I am going to have to come see Meredith again soon!!

Courtney said...

she is so sweet! Love all the pics, Jonah is the sweetest big bro ever!!! congrats guys!!!

OHmommy said...

OMG.... I want another baby!

PS. I am spring cleaning my computer and FINALLY added you to me reader. I dont want to miss sweet little Miss Meredith.

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