This was the welcoming committee for baby Adalie who made her entrance into the world a week ago tomorrow. After spending the first part of the week with Auntie Trudy and the second half of the week with Grandpa & Grandma H., they came back home last night. I enjoyed a quiet week just holding the baby, sleeping when I felt like it, and just taking in the newness of this precious little girl. And now it's back to reality, but it's good to have them home too. Lydia especially is really going to be a helper this time around- I'm going to need that!
Miss Princess herself, Hannah, is taking the demotion fairly well. She thinks Adalie needs a hat on continuously since she was wearing one when they visited in the hospital. Being that Hannah carries a baby doll around or pushes one in a stroller the better part of the day, she's quite intrigued by this baby that cries and squirms and makes funny faces. A little too intrigued at times.
Adalie has done what newborns do best most of the week- sleep away the daylight hours and put up a bit of protest about settling down at night. Yesterday and today she's needed to have the billiblanket on her because she's jaundiced. She's not real fond of it and I'm hoping we're done with it by tomorrow.
The week ahead will bring some interesting adjustments which I'm not especially looking forward to. I was able to take off this past Friday from school but I'll have to go back this coming week. Not looking forward to that at all, but I knew it was coming. And we will survive.
And on that note- with the older kids in bed, it's time to cuddle with that baby of mine!