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!