After a week of gloomy, icy, rainy weather, we got to bring Elizabeth home yesterday on a glorious Sabbath. The sun was shining, all was peaceful, my beautiful family arrived to pick us up at the hospital, and we all made our first symbolic truck ride home together---a family of five.
We arrived to a spotless house and wonderful lunch, courtesy of my amazing parents and mother-in-law who all tag-teamed like a well-oiled machine to prepare the home for our entrance. It was a great way to start our time together as a growing family.
Of course, today was a bit more of a reality check, with Garfield going back to work, all of us quite sleep-deprived, and the kids being, well, three kids. Things always seem overwhelming when you've got a newborn nursing 'round the clock. It makes it difficult to even function on the lowest "mommy level", which is why I'm glad we still have Grandma here helping. I now know and expect that it takes a full 2-3 months for the adjustment of a new baby to "click", and things to start falling into place. So for the time being, I'm just trying to enjoy this precious new baby, along with her older sister and brother who love her to pieces already. They can't get enough of her.
Here are a few pictures of the past few days:
Elizabeth Noelle Green, weighing in
Proud Daddy now has another girl in his life!
I just met you, but there hasn't been a moment when we didn't know each other
Party of Five
We've expanded our home by 2 feet!
Thanks for all your support, prayers, and messages...we truly appreciate it. More pictures and info to come!