November 16, 2006

We're Home

We were sprung from the joint on Tuesday and are settling in well here at home. Kathryn is a very mellow baby and only fusses when she's hungry or needs to be changed. Nursing is going well, although it can be very frustrating and challenging at times. But we're getting the hang of it and learning more about one another every day.

I've learned two things this week. The first being that bringing a new baby into the world allows your heart to expand infinitely. I never knew it was possible to love C and our daughter so incredibly much. The second is that your body continues to plug on even when pushed to its limits. Exhaustion has taken on a whole new meaning. There have been times the past two days where I've fallen asleep while sitting on the couch eating.

We've got a ton of pictures that need to be pulled off the computer and posted. I'll try to do that sometime today between the napping and gazing lovingly at my family.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on being home. So glad that things are going fairly well. It's amazing how many different emotions you feel after having a baby...I didn't think I could love something so much as I do our little guy. It's weird to think that a whole new realm of emotions were within us. It's an amazing feeling, and things just continue to get better and better as they get older. Enjoy the times you have with her, as she will grow so fast.

Your routine will settle down, and the exhaustion won't be quite as bad down the road. I agree it is amazing how your body just continue to plug on, even though you may have only got a few hours sleep. Just try to nap when the baby sleeps, and you'll feel much better!

Hugs for the whole family! Keep those pictures posted and e-mailed!

Beth said...

So glad you are home! Now inquiring mind want to know - any nausea? Please have that microbrew soon for me! More pictures when you can please - she's beautiful!