Friday, April 11, 2008

Two and a half weeks out...

It is hard for me to believe that it has only been two and a half weeks since giving birth to Zoe. It feels like she has been a part of our family for much longer than the mere 18 days the calendar shows. She is finally back up to her birth weight, plus some (no thanks to the incredibly long, frustrating, and stressful time it took for my milk to come in) and continues to "beef up" a little more everyday that passes. Lucy is finally beginning to acknowledge her presence, and I hope that soon they will become the best of friends. Here's our "little" tank in the day after she was born. Hospital pictures have come a long way.

Because of the complications from delivery, I had a hard first few days home. Grandma Maly came to watch both girls the first day Charles went back to work. She was amazing and we all adore her.

Zoe getting ready for her first outing since leaving the hospital. Seriously, how is that comfortable? I am pleased to announce the trips to Baby's R Us and Target went rather smoothly; only two poopy diapers, one feeding, and zero melt-downs (from the children, anyway).

Zoe and her Dad sharing in a little bonding time. She is very alert and quite observant. Or maybe is seems like that because she has such large eyes.

Zoe hanging out with her cousin Woody. Already, they are good friends. The adult in the picture is Lucy's new BFF, Aunt Sue. Lucy loves her some Aunt Sue. I wish I had video or picture to better demonstrate their love for each other. Maybe next post.

And of course, no post is complete with out a picture of Miss Lucy. I have been delighted by the change in her since Zoe has been home. She is much more outgoing and seeks attention, rather than sitting back and waiting for it. She stayed with her Grandma Penn while we were in the hospital and they developed and even tighter bond, if you couldn't tell.

This last week and a half Grandma Judy came down from Minnesota to visit. She and Lucy have grown very fond of each other. I don't know what I'm going to do when she heads home. Cry, I guess. Her help around the house and with the girls has been invaluable. Words cannot describe how thankful we are and how greatly we've benefited from the time spent together.

So, there you have it. These last two weeks have gone by in a blur and I am lucky that I even have those few pictures to share with you all. I am getting better with my time management, so hopefully I'll write again before the girls graduate from college. Then again, I can't make any promises. Just keep checking back!

8 comments:

Holly said...

Awww what a happy family! Such great pics! Can't wait to meet her!

amosclarkson said...

Thanks for the update! Glad to hear Lucy is warming up to the idea of being a big sis. I'm impressed by the outings you've made with 2 youngin's!

Sarah & Scott said...

da - i am so excited for the blogger update. zoe is gorgeous, just like her big sister (and her mom and dad, of course!)....i have to attest to the new and outgoing lucy. she even jumped into my arms @ one point during my visit, which is a 1st for me! :)

love you!

Tiffany said...

I'm so happy everyone is doing well! Including Lucy! I haven't heard the bad stories of your labor, you'll have to fill me in. Zoe is adorable. I don't get how they can sleep like that either, I wouldn't function for a week.

The Schwengels said...

You guys make BEAUTIFUL babies!!! My goodness! :)

Thinking of you...

April & Alisha said...

I'm so glad you all are adjusting well, including Lucy. I can't wait to meet Zoe and help you out in any way I can.

Our Three Girls said...

How life changes! You have a beautiful family and I am so glad that I get to be close to see these precious girls grow up! Love you!

Micah and Beth said...

I heard Aunt Sue was LUcy's new BFF! That's great that she is soaking up attention too! I'm sure they'll be best friends with each other soon (when they aren't fighting like sisters normally do).