5.26.2008

home sweet home

we're finally home. well, not stevie-he's back in vegas for another three weeks. but nash and haven and i have my mom here to help out. it's nice to be home and to have a little help and company.

i got out of the hospital on saturday morning and immediately jumped back into anderson family festivities. we had family pictures that night (crazy, right?!) and then jah's mission farewell & birthday celebration on sunday. we're sad for josh to leave-we call him the baby whisperer. enough said! it's weird to think haven will be two when he gets back...

so far, so good with haven. she's been a great nurser and an even better sleeper. she's been sleeping through the night minus one feeding at about five! let's hope that keeps up! she caught a bit of a cold but seems to be handling it well. nash is a great big brother and makes the sign for "baby" every time he sees (or doesn't see) haven. he loves to rock her cradle and will give her an occasional forehead kiss, but he's not obsessive and leaves her alone most of the time. he did give her a good whack on the head today, but after i told him he needed to be soft he petted and kissed her. at least he's good at apologizing? whenever he sees me after i've been gone for a bit, he looks around for the baby. he seems to know she's here to stay.

my recovery from the c-section has been smooth. after nash i bounced back really fast and expected to bounce back even faster with haven. this time i actually felt some pain the second day but overall i still managed to recover pretty quickly. i'm feeling pretty good minus some slight discomfort around the incision. i even got on my bike yesterday morning to see how it felt and it felt good (but i let stevie take it to vegas with him so i won't be riding it for another week and a half). i think i'll be able to participate in the MS bike tour in a few weeks without any problems.

so far having two kids hasn't been any harder than just the one. and the few times it's been a tad crazy have been nash's fault (sorry, boy, but it's true). i'm sure my first trip to the grocery store with just me and the kids will change that, but for now i have my mom here to run errands. sweet!

thanks to everyone for the well wishes, visits, and cute gifts (haven is one well-dressed little girl with nowhere to go!)...

8 comments:

bulkleybunch said...

glad you're home and can start adjusting! you are amazing, can't believe how well you handle everything. love you lots. see you on sunday?

Melissa Dummett said...

Dude on a bike?! You're nutso, in a good way of course. I cant wait to see more pics of Haven, I've been hanging on your blog ever since the due date!! Tell your mom I said hello and I hope things stay smooth for you.

Alifinale said...

Yeah...I am with Melissa and think you are a crazy person to try getting on a bike anytime soon. So happy to be home and I am so glad you have your mom there to help. YAY that Haven is a good sleeper and Nash is loving her. LYMI!

buddens said...

I can't believe you already tried a bike! So amazing/lucky! It took me FOREVER to recover -- 6 weeks after I finally tried doing some out of the ordinary stuff (push a stroller up a hill) and I totally hurt myself and had to take it easy again. Not fun. Needless to say, I'm hoping that if I have to have another C-section, that I glean some recovery power from you!

volcom_LC said...

way to go ruining it for the rest of us! how are we supposed to use the excuse or childbearing to get out of things when you're already on a bike?!?!?! :)
glad you are recovering though! and glad to know you have some help! can't wait to see more pictures....

Diane CaƱate said...

Love it! Can't wait to meet her! I'm so annoyed I haven't held her yet!

gina bina said...

I want to cuddle her...

chad, lindsay, & may-may said...

Congrats Liz, we are so happy for you guys. I'm glad you are feeling so well. The toughest part about a c-section is remembering that you are recovering from a major surgery. Be careful!