Friday, October 19, 2007


We arrived home yesterday.

We had some excitement trying to get Erin in the car seat while it was still in the car (rookie mistake, I'm told), with a cold wind blowing outside, the car parked in the "no parking" spot outside the hopsital, Ash and I in the back seat trying to both (a) juggle Erin, and (b) remember how to adjust the seat. Really, we should have had the instructions tattooed on our forearms.

We then headed home. What a great feeling. We feel like we are finally able to relax, finally able to allow all the emotions that come with having a baby to sink in.

The grandparents were there to watch Erin, allowing Ash and I to take a much-needed nap. Then, after having a pizza and champagne dinner party with the grandfolks, the three of us managed to have a great night's sleep.

Last night's schedule is something like: one hour of changing/feeding/burping, followed by two hours of sleep. I had 6.5 hours of sleep, Ash had 5. That's more than twice the sleep we've had any night since last Saturday. Let's hope this rhythm lasts.

We've got some good movies rented, the cable guy is en route to hook us up, and the weather outside is stormy: perfect for book reading on the couch. A calm, quiet day: much needed.


J&C said...

We miss her already (and you too, of course!). Hope you have a restful evening! Grandma Mc

John Judy said...

Congratulations!!! Shannon and I are VERY happy for you. Nice baby ya' got there.

christie said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you guys are doing great. Hope to see you soon. :)

Darren said...

Dude, we had exactly the same thing with the car seat, except we had dragged the baby down to the parking garage. Really good for the lungs. High-quality parenting skills there.

Anyway, we were at it for 10 or 15 minutes or so before I noticed, behold, the car seat manual, right on the base!

Two minutes later, we were on the road.

Amy said...

I am so sorry I didn't think about offering to stay to help you get Erin in the carseat. That is no fun, especially the first time around.