On Saturday, July 13, we came home from the hospital as a family of 3. A big welcome was waiting for us, set up by my sisters-in-law:
The hospital had given us a voucher for free pizzas, so we picked them up on the way home and had a big pizza party with our families to celebrate Scarlett's homecoming!
Some of them enjoyed playing dress-up with her...Princess Leia hat courtesy of Luke's sister Diana
On Sunday we took our first outing. Scarlett is a little jaundiced, so we had to take her out to get her bilirubin levels checked -- something we've done every day this week.
We took our first family walk with the stroller on Sunday night...
...to our friends' house, where Scarlett and her cousin/future bestie met for the first time
Mostly we've all just been busy falling more and more in love with her in the first five days of her little life!
I am so thankful that Luke has so much time off from work so we can really learn to adjust and start a schedule as a family of three. I feel like we learn a million new things each day. So far, Scarlett has been the perfect baby! She hasn't woken up at all the past 2 nights; we've just had to wake her up every three hours to eat. She makes the funniest faces and the cutest noises.
She has changed Luke and I so much already. Our priorities changed so much the moment she was born. And watching Luke become a daddy has made me fall in love with him all over again. He's been so helpful, and I know he'd give her the world if he could. He's wrapped around her little finger already! And she doesn't know just how lucky and loved she is.
I am trying to cherish every second of these first days together. I know they will be some of my most special memories!