Hello All! Hope everyone is doing well and is getting ready to have a great weekend!
First to the most exciting news for us! Delaney Elizabeth arrived on Monday, May 14th at 3:02pm, weighing in at a whooping 9lbs, 9oz, 20 inches long. As they suspected she is a big girl and as we suspected she is just as cute as they come.
We arrived home from the hospital on Wednesday and time has been a bit of a blur ever since. Big Brother seems to be adjusting well for the most part. He has wanted to be held when he sees one of us holding her and he doesn't quite get the concept that we've got to be more careful around her but that will come with time, I hope! We think Baby Sissy looks a lot like he did when he was born except for the fact that she has blond hair and he had lots of darker hair. It will be very interesting to see how her look evolves as she gets older.
Although Baby Sissy was bigger then our first for whatever reason I feel like I'm recovering faster. I'm still sore and such but overall I feel like I'm able to get around better this time around and I'm not feeling as overwhelmed. I imagine this may change but for the moment I'm not feeling terribly overwhelmed or stressed. I'm trying to take it easy but that's a hard thing for me to do. The weather has been beautiful since we arrived back home and it just inspires me to be active. My body still is limiting me while I heal but I cannot believe how much better I feel overall then when I compare I miserable I was less then a week ago. I asked my husband if he realizes now (her big size) just how miserable I really was and that my near non-stop complaining at the end was justified. He assures me he does. :)
I must say there are signs that I have indeed lost my mind as I managed in my first trip out of the house by myself today to stop by Weight Watchers to pick up an information packet. I'm quite certain the WW reception thought I had lost my mind once she found out I had a baby Monday. Hey, I just wanted to find info on it and I happened to be driving by and decided to stop. Cut me some slack! :) I also managed a quick trip to Hobby Lobby to purchase some supplies for my office redo project and I finished out my 2 hr getaway with a couple of quick stops at some garage sales in my subdivisions annual community garage sale.
At the garage sales I picked up a little stool that I will be painting and placing next to Baby Sissy's crib and fun apple green handmade afghan for $2. I did see a little wooden dollhouse that was cute and could be fixed up to be really adorable. Apparently someone had come by earlier and bought all the little pieces for inside the house. The house itself was marked at $15.00 and the more I think about it the more I might have to swing back by tomorrow to see if it is still there. Hmmmmm.....
I want to thank everyone who left such kind comments on my 'Heading to the Hospital' post. It really means a lot to know that I've been fortunate enough to 'meet' such wonderful people through blogging. I can't wait to get caught up reading your posts on how things are going in your world!