Blogger is working and I can upload some photos! I just can't even explain how different this birth and hospital experience has been from Aidric's. From the minute labor started (with Aidric, at 3 am while Chris was out of town at 34 weeks....and with Juliet, a planned induction in the hospital with Chris by my side at 39 weeks) to the actual delivery, to spending time with Juliet in my hospital room versus visiting Aidric in the NICU when they would let me....wow- what a difference!!!
I have to say, this experience has been heavenly compared to the first one! I love having her in the bassinet next to my bed and looking at her whenever I want to discover something new. I remember with Aidric, I would get my computer out to look at the pictures I had taken of him earlier in the day, just to remember what he looked like. I feel so lucky that I've already memorized Juliet's chubby little features =) I feel like I already "know" her better than I got to know him at this stage.
For example, she's a sleeper!! I have had to wake her up to get her to eat since yesterday afternoon. It takes forever to get her awake, and then once she eats she spends maybe another 30 minutes with her eyes open before going back to sleep. Believe me, I am NOT complaining- I view this as a good thing!
She also loves to have her hands up by her face. We should have predicted that considering every ultrasound showed her with her hands right up there.
And this is just a random observation, but can I just say that I LOVE her little baby mohawk? She actually has hair that starts on the sides of her head and naturally "swoops" over to the middle to make this mohawk! (You can see it best in the picture of her with my mom.) I can't wait to get some bows in it before it all falls out!
I'll stop rambling now- enjoy the pics. And don't be deceived by the sweet pictures of Aidric kissing Juliet. The truth is, he is not currently a big fan. He didn't mind her so much when grandma was holding her, but the size of the lower lip that came out when mommy held her was SO sad. It even quivered a little while his eyes filled up with tears. And he wanted nothing to do with sitting on daddy's lap if that meant sharing it with his little sister.
We are most likely going to be discharged today and I'm hoping he changes his mind about her sooner rather than later! We're giving him a Christmas present early to help ease the transition. Grandma and daddy are putting his "kitchen" together during nap right now, so hopefully he'll have fun with that distraction and not quite notice the huge disruption in his life!