Well … the trip to the hospital is over, and we spent our first night at home last night.
I’ve heard lots and lots of folks talk about how your first night home is a pretty emotional event, but I didn’t really expect much out of it. We were prepared. I’m a strong dude. It was going to be great: our little girl in our home.
We’ve been waiting on this moment for a while.
Well, it was traumatic. Not so much for baby or momma. Just for me. I cried. Several times. Like a baby. I think it was a slight mixture of a lack of sleep, some pretty intense emotions, and some pretty hardcore realities all hitting me at one time.
It’s ok. I’m better now.
While I was a bit shaken last night, Adahlae, did really well. She pretty much slept from 12:45 until about 6am. She’s feeding well, and doing all the stuff babies are supposed to do (or should I say doo-doo). And … she is so dang cute. The cuteness is almost unbearable.
Amanda is healing well. She’s up, getting around, and taking INCREDIBLE care of our little girl. She’s already a pretty amazing mother. I am really, really blessed to have this woman as my wife & the mother of my kids.
My mother-in-law is spending time with us as we start out on the parenthood trek. If you know Sharon, you know she’s always really helpful and is almost as excited as we are about Adahlae’s arrival. It’s nice to have the comfort of her help as we move forward.
I want to thank you for your prayers. God heard them, responded to them, and overwhelmingly answered them:
- Adahlae had little-to-no problem breathing or doing the other things that are so important in those first few hours. She has transitioned very well, and we’re so very thankful for those blessings.
- Even in the midst of the “busiest delivery day of the year”, our doctors, their team, and the nurses were absurdly attentive to us. We had an amazing experience at Lexington Medical Center. Thanks for those specific prayers to address this particular issue.
- As I mentioned earlier, Amanda is doing well. The surgery went really, really well. The nurses and doctors feel that she has been healing well ahead of the curve. Please continue to pray for her. She still has some healing to do, but, overall, she’s doing really, really well.
Thanks, again, for all your love and support as we’ve gone through this.
We love you guys.
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