Okay then! So we have a baby. This hospital experience was night and day different than our experience with Wyatt. First off, the nurses were nice. They were genuine. They didn't roll their eyes and act put out that your first post-labor pee trip took a while. They were proactive about pain medicine, water. There were the giant water jugs! Woo! They even gave Caleb one. They were quiet during the nightly vitals checks. They let the babies sleep in the nursery in between feedings, so that you can get some actual sleep. They let us know, and made sure to invite Caleb, to her first bath. (We don't even know if Wyatt had a bath, and neither of us were present for it.)
It was just better, you know?
Another difference this time was visitors. We had lots! Or so it seemed, last time we just had our good friends. It made it seem a bit hectic at times, but we were glad to introduce our sweet little girl to our friends and family.
The first night she slept from about 4 am (post bath) until like, 10 am. If I remember right. It was FOREVER, exactly the opposite from Wyatt, who never had that long sleep period after birth. He was up and at 'em, from the beginning. So both Caleb and I got a decent nights sleep. It was amazing! She was also a champion nurser, no issues. So we pretty much hung out, ate, slept, and snuggled this sweet little girl. Who just slept and slept and slept!
And so far, I'm going to have to agree with those people saying that they could tell their kids personality right from the very beginning. Very telling, those first few days.
So, the name. We had issues naming this girl. We had two names going into it, and then the day before, or maybe even that same day I went in to labor, I threw in another name. We sat around hemming and hawing, Caleb wrote up every first and middle name combination he could think of (because some of our first names we thought about using as middles and visa versa) and we stared at the manilla notepad until the morning we left.
Meet June Mabel
We left fairly quickly, even with the good staff. It's just better to be home, you know? And not 10 minutes after walking through our front door, Caleb buzzed Wyatt's head. Suddenly my boy was a Kid.
We'd been talking about doing it for a while, and I guess he just decided the day we bring home our infant daughter was as good as any.
It freaked me out a bit. If you wanna know the truth.
It's been fun getting used to two kids. Our first little family outing was to my parents on Sunday for a Father's Day brunch, and of course, Miss June had to wear an actual outfit.
Aren't those chicken legs killer?! Wait till you see her now...