Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A Family of Four

Welcome home: Ethan David McLean!!!

Well, we are at home, it is Tuesday and we are trying to get into some sort of a routine. (Its Anna writing by the way, Dave is playing with Kaitlyn) Ethan and I stayed in the hospital overnight, while Daddy and Kaitlyn went home for the night. It took Dave a few hours and a lot of crying on Kaitlyn's part, but they finally settled for the night. At the hospital I didn't get much sleep and spent a lot of the night visiting with the nurses. I just can't sleep in hospital beds...they hurt. Monday morning around 9:30 Dave and Kaitlyn came back. I had my last examination and Ethan had his blood-work and exam done as well. Around 11:00 we finished our paperwork, finally picked a name and went home. We spent the rest of the day relaxing and letting Kaitlyn get acquainted with her brother.

Kaitlyn loves Ethan so much! She hugs, kisses, and pats him. She is a little jealous of him however, and doesn't like it when I nurse him....I've always been hers and she is not so sure about sharing. Today is a little better than yesterday though, and I hope it continues that way. She seems to be weaning herself from me and wants to cuddle instead. I almost feel bad like we are forcing her to grow up to fast, I hope that she doesn't feel that way!

Ethan has been very content since he got home, only crying when he is really hungry, otherwise he just hangs out, mostly sleeping or looking around. It has been quite an adjustment however, trying to balance our time between both children.

Dave and Kaitlyn have spent most of the last two days together, going shopping and running errands to give me a chance to nap. She has become quite the daddy's girl! I miss my time with her, and our naps!!! She hasn't had a normal nap yet so we need to work on that, problem is she wants daddy all the time and she will not go down for me right now. The moment she hears a peep from Ethan she is up and looking for him. With time I am sure she will adjust. Enjoy the pictures, there will definitely be more to follow.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

WOW! Congratulations Anna and Dave! What a beautiful little family you have! Looks like you'll have your hands full for years to come. All the best!
love and prayers,
bethany (& franklin)