Meet our beautiful baby girl, Claire.
She has been a great excuse for neglecting my blog.
Our babies sure like to come early. She made her appearance two months ago. She was 35 weeks, 4 days along (so much for the 18 weeks of progesterone shots).
She spent 9 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We were in the NICU over Thanksgiving, which was quite surreal. Claire has been amazing and strong and we are so proud of her. She has been a great eater, first with bottles of pumped breast milk, and then starting on New Year’s Day, we began full-time nursing. It is always a wonderful time when all that pumping pays off and nursing clicks. There is also so much more sleep.
Elizabeth has also been amazing. She handled the initial separation from us and then the extended separation from me (I got to stay in the NICU the whole time with Claire) really well. She had so much fun going between grandparents and eating macaroni and cheese for nearly every meal (seriously!). Since we have been home, Elizabeth has continued to be amazing and really wants to help and loves “our” baby. I am so amazed that there hasn’t been any jealousy and she has rolled with the changes so very well.
We are really starting to click and feel settled in. I’m feeling very thankful and lucky right now.