Here is Keelie with her Auntie Kim and her Nanny this past Sunday.
We’re not getting all that much sleep, but we are getting naps here and there. Kori has been recovering quite well and her figure has come right back! Keelie is threatening to turn into a full-fledged night owl as she sleeps quietly through so much of the day, in the arms of her parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, and then cluster feeds at night.
Friends, family, and coworkers have been wonderful, offering all kinds of support, such as dinners. It is nice to have such loving people surrounding us.
Monday, I pried myself away from the baby and the babe to go into the office for a while to take care of some work and make sure I had some essential work taken care of so that I could stay with Keelie and Kori until next week.
Yesterday, Kori and Keelie had their first outing since coming home from the hospital. We all went up to attend the baby shower thrown in our honor at my office. We were overwhelmed by the attendance, the generosity, and the thoughtfulness. I really haven’t been there all that long – actually, we found out Keelie was on the way the week I started there. So, it was quite touching that there was so much participation. It was a really nice celebration, originally planned for last week with the plan being that Keelie would attend in utero.
But, as you know, she came out early, and the folks at the office graciously moved the date of the baby shower.
From there, rather than suffer through the afternoon traffic to get home, we went to Nanny’s place in Pasadena so that she and my sisters and nephews could hold Keelie again, and so that my brother could meet Keelie for the first time. After eating delivered Chinese food (my mom loves to cook as much as I love to eat, but her kitchen is being remodeled) - and waiting long enough for traffic to die down, we made our way home.
Today, we stayed home and took care of some phone errands, napped, and tried to make Keelie as comfortable as possible. She’s been upset today. Probably because no aunts, uncles, or grandparents came over to hold her. Or, perhaps because the umbilical cord fell off already.
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