There was never a plan to get a Father’s Day card for Scott but her arrival at 6:05am was one of the most exciting moments of our life. We are all tired and sleepy but oh so happy. Our hearts are full of love and excitement but we know that there is a lot to do to keep this little one alive and thriving. Our first night at home was nice because there wasn’t a whole bunch of people coming or going into the room whenever they pleased. As can be expected it was full of emotion and chaos of night feedings and figuring things out as we go.
It was a tough delivery that ended in a C-section. I’m still recovering from that major surgery and it has been tough. Not being able to do some of the things I normally do, like drive, have been difficult. Laughing and coughing are rough as well and having a new baby around the house makes you laugh a lot. We are all from the same humble beginnings. What I do know is that things will get better over time. Every day I feel more and more like a normal person which is making me feel better as whole.
We are clearly very biased but she is so pretty (and smart and funny – since girls are more than just their looks). She looks exactly like Scott as a baby except her hair is brown like mine. It’s funny how nature works to let dad know “hey – this one is yours”.
One of the biggest changes to our lives is that things are a lot slower. As “list” people who deal with a whole bunch of things day to day things with a 1 week old aren’t that predictable or easy to manage. We knew that we would be slower getting to places but what I didn’t know is that you can’t really rush an infant into a schedule or routine that they are not ready for. We are just taking things a day at a time and learning as we go.
We will still be around with regular content coming but forgive us if we are slower than normal on some stuff. We are trying to figure life out and we look forward to getting into the groove of this new life we have. And yes I fell asleep at the computer just before I scheduled it.
Thank you for your support and love.
Sarah, Scott and Ava