8 January 2011
The first week of the new year. (Happy New Year!)
Our first week at home as a family of four.
Our first week at home with a daughter, Little A. (Yes. A GIRL!)
The first girl born into my husband's family in known history (nearly 300 years on the family tree).
A singularly wonderful, delightful, amazing, astonishing, blissful, delightful, immense surprise to end the year with. (Such a perfect surprise. So glad we hadn't found out the sex. Although it would have saved hours of time deliberating boy name options. And I suspect we wouldn't have believed the doctors if they had told us we were having a girl. So many friends have been happily boasting "I told you so!")
The second time around we're coping with a tiny newborn much better. Much less anxiety. Much easier to accept the difficult moments (hours, days) knowing that whatever-it-is will pass. She's been a much better feeder right from the first attempt in the delivery suite. She's happy to nap in the sling. I am even coping with the influx of pink better than would have I expected. Must be hormones. Or the sleep deprivation.
So there is a second birth story to by shared here sometime soon. A good birth story, but with less knitting than the first one. When I find some time for blogging.
I will be sorting through the baby clothes for a second time, and I will be buying some new girly Japanese pattern books for the first time (to go with the lovely bundle of fabrics a wonderful crafty friend gave me).
In the meantime, I'm busy feeding, napping and nappy changing. My darling husband is busy cooking, cleaning, and toddler entertaining. And we're all marveling at Little A's new presence in our lives.
[I've also changed my comments system back to Blogger. Hope that makes commenting and replying a bit easier in the years to come!]