Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Home

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments on the last post, we got home yesterday and Evangeline is a gorgeous little baby, settled and calm, happily feeding and snoozing the days away with her unsettled periods far enough apart I don't mind.

Both Isabella and Liam are like little Mother Hens, checking what is wrong when she cries, making sure she is all covered, even standing on the sidelines making sure we change her as quick as we can because she is not a fan of being nude and cries and they don't like her upset.

After a rather rough pregnancy with Eva with Insulin Dependent Diabetes, severe Asthma needing steroids for 2 months, Acid Reflux and some nasty pelvic pain (SPD) making me walk like a penguin for the last 4 months, we weren't overly confident on a good delivery and recovery, but out of the three cesareans I am so much more comfortable on getting home. I was very lucky to have a fantastic team of doctors and specialists constantly monitoring me in the week before heading to hospital and also daily whilst we were in there which I think really made a difference or maybe my body just decided I deserved a break! The only complication was some anemia, which I had with Liam but I narrowly avoided a blood transfusion this time, unlike his birth when I had four.

So now it's time to get back into "normal" life. No more tea lady bringing me morning and afternoon tea and hot meals delivered three times a day with all the dishes and laundry miraculously disappearing.

Our first outing today to the local mall for the boys to get haircuts.
Liam did not leave Eva's side.

1.5 days home and Dean has already been doing crafts with the kids (making pop-up cards... thanks Mister Maker for that idea), has the afternoon Berry Smoothie making down pat, and tonight is taking the two biggest off to the school disco by himself. We are loving having Daddy home for the next 5 weeks and I'm sure we won't want to let him go back to work!

8 comments:

ange_moore said...

Dad's doing the school disco run - good on him!! Sounds like you're going to have a lovely few weeks with an extra adult around so enjoy it while you can.

Gorgeous pictures of your two mother hens with their little chickie!!

Belinda said...

I had no idea Dean was off for 5 weeks!!! Wow, not sure how I would cope with Alex off for that long, lol.

Car said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little girl!

Esther said...

what a beautiful baby! My sister just had a little Rose - Lily Rose. I has a c section with my first but Vbac with the second. YOu are brave having 3 c sections, I hated mine!

Sarah said...

Very cute! I love the first photo of her beautiful chubby cheeks :)

Ellyn said...

you're so lucky to have daddy home that long! Enjoy your family time. You all look so happy with that new little bundle! Glad to hear everything went well & you can let your body get back to normal now

The O's said...

I hope Eva is settling into life at home and the novelty doesn't wear off! I didn't realise Dean was home for so long, that is great! Give you plenty of opportunities to rest up and heal. Congrats again, Miss A can't wait to meet Eva, has been planning the trip on the calendar...

Bek said...

Well done, she is lovely!! I love her name. We considered Evangeline for our Eve (obviously not too different!) and our Jemima's middle name is Rose. Hope you are continuing to heal well and that you enjoy settling in as a family of 5!