Saturday, June 06, 2009
1 Night Down; 6,570 To Go
I think the first night home from the hospital is always the most daunting. I'm happy to report that not only did we make it safely home from the hospital but that we survived our first night. And I don't seem to be doing too much of that uncontrollable "I don't know why I'm crying!" thing. I hate that.
Troy and I actually convinced the hospital staff that we could walk home from the hospital - it is just across the street, and it seems ludicrous to have to drive. Troy brought our big stroller over with the connecting car seat. We packed up Bundle and headed out. Of course, that's when we realized that it was raining! Luckily the stroller has full coverage, so we were okay.
I was a little nervous about the night time. At the hospital, babies seem to sleep pretty well in their little plastic buckets, but I can never get them to sleep in a basinette. Besides, they seem to wake up right when you're ready to go to sleep. So last night, after Troy collapsed in a heap of exhaustion, Bundle and I snuggled, nursed and watched a video recommendation from a friend. If you have a new baby or are thinking of having a baby, you must watch this video. It's only like half an hour long, and I thought it had great new-baby advice. It's called "The Happiest Baby on the Block." I think it's actually a book, but there's a companion DVD - I just checked it out from the library and I'm excited to try a few things out. Thanks to watching the section on good swaddling, I think Bundle was a very happy bundle last night and we had pretty decent sleep. We'll see how tonight goes.
The kids are both darling as can be with their Bundle. Stomper loves holding and holding her. Bitty would prefer to just do things to her like get her dressed and trim her nails and give her her bink and on and on. Her comment today? "Mom! She's as cute as a pinkie!"