Here is an update from our 2nd week, thus far:
Sunday night, our beautiful, sweet little girl decided that she was not tired and spent almost the entire night awake... I sat up much of the time with her because Blake went back to work on Monday. Poor Blake... With my hormones finally figuring out that Riley was no longer inside of me(and lack of sleep), he had to pack us all up at 8.15 to go to Mom's. Will, Riley, and myself were all in tears(I don't know why) so my parents kindly took the 3 of us in for the day. :) To top it all off, my stitches have not healed well and I have had to spend the entire day in the recliner on my waffle pillow. My parents are a God-send!
Tuesday we visited with mom and dad again... Will spent much of the morning outside swimming and playing in the yard, while I, once again, sat on my waffle pillow! :) Riley did beautifully and actually ate and slept on a fairly organized schedule!
Blake took the day off today! Today is our first real day home alone with 2 children! As of this afternoon, the day has gone well... We went to Target and Chick fil a! Then Blake took Will swimming to wear him out before his nap - Riley and I enjoyed the beautiful day lounging under an umbrella, watching them. Only half of the day has passed, but I think that both of us feel fairly successful! The absolute sense of terror has faded... :)
The 2 Most Important Things We Have Learned About Riley:
1. She hates to sleep in her own bed and much prefers mom and dad's! - We discovered this on only her second night when the nursery kept bringing her to me saying she was hungry. Before I could even begin to feed, she was already asleep in my arms. (SIGH!!!)
2. Riley is already a little bit of a priss! :) She can not stand to have a dirty diaper. If she is crying, you try to feed first and if that doesn't work, the you change her diaper. Our little girl doesn't like to be dirty. Like mother, like daughter...