Catching Up

It’s been a while since my last post. Sorry. The last 7 weeks have been crazy busy, full of ups and downs and every time I sat down at my computer to post something I just couldn’t. The words wouldn’t come. I had lots that I wanted to share, but couldn’t seem to find a way to articulate it.

Hopefully I’ll do better now!

Avery was born 5 weeks early and is now 7 weeks old. Although she had minimal complications after her birth, she spent 3 weeks in the NICU. Those 3 weeks were incredibly stressful for me and HandyMan and seemed to pass in a blur of business, stress and emotional highs and lows.

We are SO glad she is home and enjoy having both of our children together, but Avery’s homecoming has brought its own stresses. Blue is not really a fan of having a baby sister and has responded to her presence accordingly. Blue has spent the last 4 weeks transitioning from being an only child to a being a big brother. He mostly ignores Avery (which is fine, even ideal right now), but when he does acknowledge her he likes to poke her in the eyes or hit her. Sometimes he tries to shove his pacifier in her mouth. Recently he has started being nicer to her. He will gently rub her back or try to give her a kiss. It’s so sweet and warms my heart to see it.

Now for some pictures. Which is what everyone wants to see anyway, right?!?!

nicu baby cordsHooked up to lots of cords on the day she was born.

Getting ready to come home from the NICU.

My beautiful baby girl!

Avery at 4 weeks old.

Blue says, “Cheese!”

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