Erin and I have been home with Madelyn since Sunday afternoon. We’re settling into a routine of nursing, changing diapers, and getting used to never being caught up on housework 🙂
Madelyn is a super baby; she fusses like mad when she makes a present for Daddy in her diaper, but she quiets as soon as I clean her up. She loves to be held. So far, she’s doing very well sleeping between Erin and I, or just napping with mom:
Nursing is going well for Erin. And she is feeling good; she’s healing quickly, which makes me very happy. I mentioned that her labor was pretty rough: Erin lost a lot of blood, but she’s back on track now. I can’t say enough about Michelle Reeves, Erin’s doctor. She was stellar. I never once felt like Madelyn or Erin was in danger; Dr. Reeves was gentle, informative, and gave Erin exactly the kind of care she wanted. You can’t ask for much more.
These past few days, I’ve been continually looking down to make sure my feet are touching the ground. And I’ve been thinking that now is one of the times being a college professor is soooo worth it. After two weeks of family leave, I return for a week of classes, get a week of Thanksgiving break, return for two weeks, and then get a month for Christmas. While I miss teaching, I’ll always treasure being home for these first days with my girls.
Update 11/3: Erin posted more pictures.