Sunday, March 19, 2006

Returning Home

As you know if you read Chris' blog, we are home after a very brief labor, delivery, and hospital stay. Marcus is doing well and we are all trying to adjust to our new situation.

I'm having a wee bit of pain, but it's nothing major. A lot of stomach ache and cramping, much of which is probably secondary to my uterus trying to return to a normal size. Marcus is fairly low maintenance, honestly. He sleeps a lot more and a lot better than Athena did in her first few days.

I'm a bit disoriented though. You really don't know how much your home life is routine until you leave it for a few days, then try to return to it with a new person in tow. Even if the new person were old enough to just sort of be instructed on how to work his way into your routine, it would be challenging, but now I don't even know what the routine is any more. I feel a bit like a newborn myself!

With a second baby, I'm finding we aren't nearly as prepared as we were with Athena. At least not physically prepared. Sure, we have all the stuff we need, but much of it is still in closets or scattered around. We spent an hour today looking for two poles for the bassinet that I know for a fact Athena was playing with in the last week. I looked everywhere for them, including places they couldn't possibly even fit and I couldn't find them. Chris ended up getting a couple of dowels at the hardware store.

Oh... I hear my mother is here. I should run. I'll post more when our new routines allow it! (And thanks for all the well-wishes).

7 comments:

Amy said...

Congrats and welcome home! I'm sure you'll adjust quickly (I'm sure you know that you will too). And I'm glad you didn't have to waste too many paid vacation days! =)

Cathy said...

I missed all the excitement!! I'm so glad he is here,very happy you are both doing well, love the name and can't wait to hear more about him. Thumbs up on the quick delivery.

I feel so stupid. I had told myself to check Chris's blog then forgot. I kept checking in here but completely forgot about Chris's blog. DUH!

Staci said...

Welcome home Marcus!! Love the name...good job you two! So glad to hear everything went quick and perfect. Smooches to you and your babies...

Cheryl & Wayne said...

Hello

Congratulations on the birth of Marcus. Glad to hear that it all went well - and that is the speediest labour I have ever heard of. Congrats again.

Jessey said...

Congrats!

jen said...

Huge congratulations to all of you, and a great big welcome to Marcus! Glad everyone's doing so well.

Katy said...

Eliazbeth, you nut! I just got the thank you card you sent FROM WORK, THE DAY MARCUS WAS BORN.

I'm glad you and baby are well. I can't wait to see him!