Well, there is not much time for blogging right now! :) But I do find our home pretty quiet this Friday afternoon. Blake, Riley, and Emery are all asleep. Will is playing in the family room while I watch from the couch. I don't think I have had this much silence since I was sitting in a hospital room alone. Surprisingly, I miss the noise a little bit.
Blake was able to be home all week - What a blessing! After Riley's birth, he was back at schoolwork within a day of our arrival home, but his semester interruption has allowed him to be our stability this week! He has been wonderfully supportive including being up with me for every feeding at night. Makes those 12 and then 3 and then 6 o clock feedings seem much more managable! :)
Will and Riley are adjusting beautifully! I think the most difficult thing for them both was Mommy being gone for 6 full days and Daddy being gone alot... So our arrival at home seems to have settled our children's spirits. Will adores his "ba-by" and wants to hold her or pat her all of the time! He keeps us busy and on guard all of the time, but we are blessed that he loves her. Riley is fine as long as she gets to sit next to us while we feed Emery. Both children have taken to waking up in the middle of the night, though. We are working hard to break that. I can't wait to see how close the 3 children will be!
Emery is doing beautifully! We visited the dr on Tuesday she was up to 5 lbs 8 oz's! What a blessing... 8 Days old, 4 wks premature and 1 oz from her birth weight! He gave me the alright to push the nursing and begin to pull back on the formula. She was given the ok and he said she looks great! Nights are going better then we could expect. Other then one difficult night, but she generally eats every 3 hours and easily goes back to bed after each feeding! Tremendous blessing! Emery still sleeps much of the day which is such a different experience from Riley(who never slept)!
And Mommy... as I am called over and over and over again! :) I received 3 IV iron treatments and B12 shots this week. My hemoglobin is up to 9 along with my platlet count... They keep asking me if I feel better, but I just smile and look at them and say "I just had a baby. Bad time to ask." The Lord blessed me by allowing me to have a natural delivery and not have to have a c-section! I could have been in much worse shape then I already was. I am loving being home with these kids. I am loving giving baths. I am loving changing diapers. I am loving feeding lunch... I missed those things the 4 weeks I spent on bedrest and in the hospital.