I’m going to interrupt my birth story, since life has actually gone on during the last 2 weeks, and this way you get pictures!
First of all, Evelyn is great fun.
She did lose 11% of her birth weight in the first 4 days of her life, which was scary, but she is gaining steadily now and eating vigorously.
We’re attempting to fall into some sort of new routine, one which is completely dictated by an unpredictable newborn and involves sleeping for no longer than 2 1/2 hours at a time.
It involves more laundry and less cooking.
Bigger bras and smaller pants.
Lots of changes.
One of the most fun changes is watching Steve become a dad. He asks people in the parking lot and the waiting room if they want to see his new daughter. He sings to her, and reads Dr. Seuss books to her (and me). He is a more cautious driver, and he made a vow to never send a text while driving with her in the car.
Last week people from church brought us meals every night of the week, and we didn’t do much cooking. This week we’ve been more adventurous, and we made banana bread in the waffle iron (genius!) and carrot cake cookies, along with our normal meals. Steve has been immensely helpful. In fact, when I started typing this he was scrubbing the shower!
Sunday was Evelyn’s first day at church (we only went for the first hour, three is still a little much for this new momma to be sitting and for her baby to not be crying).
We’ve also been spending quite a bit of time trying to decipher Evelyn’s many facial contortions and narrating what she would be saying if she could talk.
Here is one of the many we’ve caught on camera:
“I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too!”
This (above) is my favorite face that she makes. She excels at kissy faces and I giggle at her quite a lot. Pardon the low resolution from my cell phone in the dark.
Last Saturday Evelyn woke up with a green, goopy eye that turned out to be an infection. No fun.
I was trying to take this picture to show off how she folds her hands to pray already, but it turned out to be a pity picture instead. Her poor eye healed very quickly with the help of some antibiotic cream.
Otherwise, we’ve just been hanging out, visiting with friends and family (including Aunt Liz) and eating and sleeping and pooping.
We love you all and thank you for the congratulations and well wishes!!