besides, mimi went home on thursday & if i don't start feeding her regular pictures, i'll get hate mail for sure.
so here are a few (read: a ton! i have to make up for not posting!)...
the "happy birthday" sign i made for the hospital door (one of my million crafty projects right before her birth, remember??!)
hudson & daddy @ the hospital
mommy & holls
leaving the hospital
hudson gets interested in his little sister!
...then decides to read a story to her on the couch!
...then steals her paci...
meanwhile, holland sleeps...
she even slept through her first hair accessory fashion show...
she has gotten a little out of that first week newborn sleepiness, but she's still quite the sleeper.
a baby after her mommy's own heart. i bet she'll love cadbury eggs & tom's shoes, too :)
friday was my first day alone with the 2 of them. i didn't cry. that's about all i can say! i ALMOST cried about 10 times, though. especially when hudson colored in red crayon all over the tile floor. that was before he ate red jello & got IT all over the floor, too, but after he ate his daily breakfast of chex & got that all over the floor as well. did i mention i had a c-section? did i mention that bending over HURTS?
did i mention that i pink puffy heart love prescription motrin?
because i do.
hudson might just be acting out a teeeeeny bit (!), but it's really hard to be too mad (well, after the initial fury that rises when you realize you're going to have to get on your hands & knees for a 3rd time!). his whole world has been rocked. how do you make sure he still feels just as loved while also holding him responsible for his actions? it's a delicate balance, for sure. and it helps to have daddy home this weekend.
here are a few things i'll remember about this time in our family's life...
-the way our couch has turned into newborn central, filled with pillows, boppy, burp cloths, bibs, wipes... and usually me feeding holland
-the usual hormone craziness making me BURNING UP HOT @ one point & suddenly freezing the next!
-holland's lovey cheeks - the only chubby(ish) part about her
-hudson banging the crap out of the drums, in rhythm of course, right next to holland & clint & i looking @ each other like "she better get used to it" (in fact drums & guitar are just about ALL he wants to play with these days). his songs of choice are "hark the harold", "veggie tales", & "happy birthday" & he's so darling singing them :)
-our constant surmising about the color of holland's hair (dark brown? light brown? red?)
-FOOD. we have so much food! our friends have overwhelmed us with so many yummy meals. our freezer overfloweth & our bellies are full :)
-sesame street. it's now become a favorite family activity to watch it together. have you seen "american i"??
-the olympics. i will forever link holland's birth with the vancouver olympics. it's been great feeding & burping entertainment. (i heart joanne!)
-motrin. did i mention i love it? this c-section recovery has been much more intense than last time & i'm still needing my motrin (especially when on my own!).
-the fact that holland seems to be the absolute opposite newborn than hudson was. i love my son with every ounce of my being, but he was a... um, shall we say "challenging" baby??! :) holland's laid back-ness has definitely helped the transition from 1 to 2.
-hudson being suddenly interested in putting a diaper on his beloved monkey & carting him around a considerable amount more - too cute :) did i ever tell you his monkey's name is "monkey-loves-you"?
okay, well there's more, but i'm about to crash (it's not even 10!). i'll try to work on posting more & giving you pictures. we had her newborn pics taken last week so as soon as i get those (ahem, steph), i'll have some good pics for you.
good night & happy saturday night to all!