Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Home Sweet Home

It's been a busy couple of weeks as you can tell by the lack of updates. Our little girl is now 2 weeks old and is doing very well.

Bringing her home has been a lot of fun and very interesting. She arrived at the Nutley house only a couple of days before Christmas. I had a few weeks off so I was able to be home to help as much as I could.

The last few weeks have included a lot of sleeping, feeding and diaper changes. Sleeping is easy. Just lay her down somewhere or on someone. She passes out like me coming home from the pub. Feeding is something obviously I can't do. I would if I could but I can't. So that leaves me as the diaper changer. At first it was a bit tricky. I've changed plenty of diapers before but never a newborn. At first I thought she was so fragile that it took me a long time. After I realized that she wasn't made of eggshells and balsa wood I sped up the process.

We've had plenty of visitors through our house in the last while. She sleeps for most people but some are able to catch her when she's up and alert. She doesn't cry a lot which is good. When she's awake it's mostly staring at the Christmas tree or my beard. Nights haven't been too bad either. Well not too bad for me. Sam wakes up a lot to check on her and feed her.

Now that the holidays are over, things are going back to normal. Not the normal we had before but a new normal with the three of us.

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