Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Second Day Home

We got home from the hospital on Tuesday just a little after noon.  Here's a shot of Evelyn's "I'm coming home!" outfit.  The headband is totally too big for her head right now, but it was too cute not to wear! :-)

We were only home a couple of hours and it was time to go pick up Grammie & Grandad (Stacey's Mom & Dad) at the airport.  There was a lot of new going on for a little girl in those few hours, from a new house, to new parents who don't know you shouldn't rush a baby feeding to get to the airport, and new milk coming in for kind of rocked the nice little schedule she was on at the hospital!  She would eat, usually fairly easily, for about 30-45 minutes, then sleep for about 3 and sometimes 4 hours at a time.  Praise the Lord for the nursery where we let her sleep at night so Mommy and Daddy could get some rest (as much rest as Daddy says he could on the "torture racks" they give for the Daddy in the postpartum room!).  That whole lotta new turned into a rough first night of nursing and sleeping - where Evelyn spent most of the night snuggled in either Mommy or Grammie's arms in the recliner with yucky gas.

Fortunately Dan did get some good rest the first night home because he walked out into the garage on Wednesday morning to find water leaking everywhere from our hot water heater.  Fortunately number two was having Grandad here to help him deal with it!  We ended up having to replace it (which is always good news on your second day home with a newborn!).

My Dad thought that I would like the whole ordeal documented (which is right...) - here's our plumber!
 And a picture of the front of the house with the water leaking out...this was after they had the water turned off for a while.

We made it through...and are thankful for the Lord's provision in getting this replaced!  My Dad wants to know how we got it to blow out while he was here to help clean it up.  After his trip to Corpus in February (beginning to set up the nursery), we promised he wouldn't have to do any work this trip.

I'm hoping to get some more pictures of little Miss Evelyn's first few days with us posted soon.  She is such a joy, I find myself cracking up at her all the time.  I think God knew what He was doing when He made her so beautiful and adorable - even when I'm sleep deprived and figuring out you actually CAN survive on 2 hours of sleep for multiple nights in a row, my heart just bursts with how much I love her!

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