You'd think I'd have been thrilled to remove it 9 days ago, but I'm afraid to say, my computer time is down to next-to-nothing. I can still read online, but inputing is going to be difficult for awhile. I used to have a tricky way of breastfeeding while at the computer, using the Boppy pillow to free up both hands, but I haven't ventured into that level of desperation yet. Soon, I'm sure.
My mother-in-law has been a lifesaver this week, doing basically all the caring for the older two while I spent my week (have we really already been home a week?) gazing at my newborn, learning her features and figuring out that she's a nonstop nurser. These are precious times with her that can never be relived, so I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to do so. I think poor Grandma Sam must feel like she's being held hostage, but she's been very gracious about it, and even acts like she's enjoying herself! ;)
That said, she has to leave tomorrow afternoon, and there are no reinforcements in sight. Forecast for Tuesday: gloomy, and a bit dangerous, with a 90% chance of precipitation coming from Stephanie's eyes.
Grandma Sam, meeting her newest granddaughter
Grandmother Sylvia Elizabeth, loving on her baby girl
Everyone has to fight Grandfather off with a stick if they want to hold a baby--his reputation as a "baby hog" precedes him! (Not that he's a small swine, mind you, but rather, he likes to hog babies.)
Very proud big sister Emma, miraculously smiling a real smile for the camera!
Elizabeth may not have gone to church on her first Sunday out of the womb, but we caught her in this position nonetheless.
So much to be thankful for...