Thank you for all the congratulations, well-wishes, and prayers.
Just thought I'd post a few pictures of the little dumpling while I am sitting around on the sofa all day with her in my arms. What a special time this is! There is nothing like the touch and smell of a newborn baby. Her cheeks feel just like a little peach, so fuzzy and soft. Anna is our smallest baby yet ~ she is like a little doll. And her smell - oh, I always forget how wonderful and sweet the "new baby smell" is.
Since being born a little more than 48 hours ago, she has been held in someone's arms non-stop, as she should be. :) The kids keep close track of whose turn it is to hold her next, and who has not yet held her. Becky is funny - both yesterday morning and this morning when she woke up, she had forgotten all about the baby. Then she hears her squeal, and I can see the little wheels in her brain turning. Then her face lights up as she remembers about the baby and runs up to my bed. It is so cute!
My milk came in last night. Anna is a good nurser, and other than eating and sleeping, she has not been doing much else. My mother-in-law and my husband have been so helpful around the house and with the kids, there really is nothing left for me to do other than love on little Anna.
I still have to write up her birth story for those of you interested in it. The midwife came back for the 1-day visit yesterday, and brought Anna the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers (I got some really good chocolate). How sweet is that? We also measured her yesterday, she was 19 3/4 inches long.