Tuesday, July 16, 2013

First Days at Home

I am trying to get up the energy and time to start writing Scarlett's birth story.  It was a 36 hour labor, so there's a lot to write.  That's one reason I'm putting it off.  Also, I think I have PTSD, and am not looking forward to reliving the experience.  I kid, but it was seriously the labor of my very worst nightmares.  All worth it, of course!

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!

 During the weekend, Scarlett met lots of her family members

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!


  1. AW!!!! What a darling little girl!

  2. What a dollbaby! congrats!! I know you are happy to have your little family. God Bless!

  3. So beautiful! She has the cutest little nose! What a blessing! Congratulations!

  4. Ahh what a beautiful little doll! How sweet that Luke is such a good daddy with her :) Enjoy these days!

  5. Congratulations! She's beautiful. :)

  6. Yay!!! I'm just now catching up on blogs, so this is the first I'm seeing of little miss Scarlett! She is beautiful! So happy for you guys :)

  7. wow such a pretty baby :) God Bless :)

  8. She is so precious, Jessica! Congratulations!! =)

  9. So precious!!!! I'm just so happy for you both!


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