Well, we have finally made it home. And our life is changed so dramatically already. On the trip home, a guy in a big truck was being awesome--as a lot of guys in big trucks are--and tailgated me for a ways, before speeding out and around me and giving me a dirty look. Normally, I do have a short fuse and would've sped up and gave him his look right back. But, I was quickly telling myself, it's not worth it; I have a little life to protect and that's all that matters. So, we drove home peacefully and we're happy to have our bed back and our privacy.
Jericho is doing well. He's eating a ton. He gained 6oz. yesterday! And he's been wanting to eat about every 90 minutes instead of every 2 hours. He's such a cute baby. And he's already showing his cranky personality. I'm trying very hard to be mature and to not get my feelings hurt. It sounds so lame. But now that he's eating so well, whenever I pick him up, he quickly realizes that I don't have anything he can use and so he starts fussing until I give him to Brynn. For the first couple of days, he seemed to love when I'd pick him up and hold him. Now, I've either got to hope MY milk comes in too, or just be OK with him doing some extra bonding with Brynn and a little less with me. I am happy that he's healthy. And, people have told us we're so lucky that he came out knowing how to eat and that he's already putting on weight. (Not that he didn't have a pretty great start on the weight, being born at 9lbs. 1oz.) Who'd have thought I'd be cherishing changing his diapers?
We're so lucky to have Brynn's mom staying with us for the week. And she is more helpful than we could hope for. She'll be such a great grandmother to Jericho. He is a lucky boy. She's also cleaning our house, non-stop. The thing is, the house was clean when we left for the hospital on Monday. So, who has been making a mess? Our cat, Frank?
We're looking forward to sharing our new experience and new addition to our family with all of the rest of our family and friends.
P.S. We're also pretty excited for my sister, Chelsey and her husband Jared. Their first child was also born this week, just last night. He seems to be healthy and doing well. We're so proud of Chelsey, as she never gave up on getting this sweet little boy here. We know she'll make the greatest mom and we're excited that Jericho has such a cool aunt.