We've managed the first two weeks at home and all I can say, is thank goodness for family and friends. We are in survival mode with the adjustment to two kids and Rick being crazed at work on a major deal at *just the most* convenient time. My sister came to stay for the first week, my mom and Jeff came to stay for the second week, and Rick's mom has been in and out throughout the entire period.
Here's a look at the first week:
Aunt Samantha kept Mr. Palmer entertained with fun activities in the kitchen and morning outings (to keep him occupied and give me a break!)
Samantha was truly a god-send: simply tireless in her willingness to help out with every aspect of the family and housework while I tried to recover from surgery.
Meanwhile during that first week, we knocked out Grace's first bath (with one naked little helper):
Length: 20 1/4 inches (50-75%)
Weight: 8 lb (50-75%)
Head: 13.7 inches (25-50%)
We had family reading time:
And stopped for pit stops along the way:
Dear friends showered us with love:
Big brother Palmer practiced holding his sister (and both kids need to practice keeping two eyes open in a photo):
Meanwhile, Miss Grace is a doll. I'm learning about the importance of bows in a girl's outfit and relishing this special time with our newborn.