I can't believe Little Miss Elise is already a week old! This week has really flown by and we have had so much fun. We are all enjoying Elise so much and are so in love. This first week my mom stayed with us and Ty was home from work so we pretty much always had 3 adults to the 2 children. There were a few times Ty and my mom headed out to run errands during nap time and Carter woke up while they were gone so it was just me with Carter and Elise and we did just fine. Carter is smitten with Elise and she is super chill and easy going so it's pretty easy to be honest. We also had lots of visits from Uncie J and Uncie Taco and my dad traveled back up to see everyone Monday evening and again on Friday for the weekend. It's been a bit of a constant party around here! In the mornings Elise would wake up to eat and Carter would wake up while I was nursing her. My mom would go in to get him and I would either get up when Elise finished eating or go back to sleep for a little bit. If I went back to sleep Carter would want to come lay in bed with all of us after he ate breakfast. I loved those moments when we were all in bed together snuggling!
|Elise already loves her Oma!|
With Carter I was so afraid to take him out in public with him being premature and born in the winter, smack dab in the height of flu season. I haven't felt that way at all with Elise. I feel so much better this time around and Carter needs to get out, so we have. We were discharged from the hospital on Sunday after just over 24 hours in the hospital and it felt so good to be home and to be with Carter. I had missed him even more than I had expected! We took our first trip out of the house on Tuesday when Elise was 3 days old. My mom and I walked with Carter and Elise in the double stroller to the library. Then we went to dinner at Panera and I even nursed Elise while we were there. I always felt so weird nursing Carter in public even with a cover-up on, but it hasn't bothered me at all with Elise. On Thursday when Elise was 4 days old she rode in the baby carrier while Carter played at the Children's Museum. Then we had a picnic at the park by the museum. That evening a tornado touched down in a town about 15 minutes from us and then went through downtown so we spent about an hour and a half in our tornado shelter in the garage. Carter and Elise both did really well although Elise was upset and wanted to nurse pretty much the entire time we were in the shelter. She didn't eat much, I think she just wanted to suck for comfort.