She’s here! One week ago today, September 22, 2014 at 2:08PM Sawyer Grace was born. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20″. I can’t begin to describe how enjoyable of an experience her birth was! It was so amazing to actually hold her right after she was born and to have her in the room with me during my hospital stay- neither of which I experienced with the twins. My recovery was also completely different this round. I was up and walking the same day and felt great.
Luckily our hospital stay was mostly uneventful- except for the second night when I was completely exhausted and in a dream-like state asked the night nurse where Charlie was. When she asked “who’s Charlie?” I pointed to Sawyer and explained that he was her twin brother- at which point she panicked thinking she had lost a baby. Fortunately, her panicked state woke me up within 20 seconds, and I realized I just really, really needed sleep!
I arrived home during nap time. As soon as the twins woke up, my mother-in-law brought the twins into our room. Although they had come to visit us in the hospital, they only came the first night, so I really was not sure what to expect. Charlie was so happy to see me that he threw his arms around both of us- no questions asked. Sloane patted Sawyer’s head and and said, “Aww”. I know we have only been home for a few days, but so far they seem to be more frustrated by the fact that I am unable to pick them up and less so with Sawyer herself. In fact, I think they actually like her quite a bit- Charlie especially.
On Saturday my mother-in-law left to go home. She spent the week with the twins while I was in the hospital taking care of them and making lots of food for us to freeze. I honesly do not know what we would have done without her and really can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am that she was there for us! The twins were very sad to see her go; they are so well behaved for her!!! I told them to start calling me grandma in hopes that maybe they would be angels for me as well; so far this approach has not worked.
It also seems that Sawyer’s arrival has brought the twins closer together. They have been hugging and holding hands more in the last four days than I have ever seen them before. Hopefully it’s all for good reasons and not because they feel totally and completely neglected! I love this picture of Sawyer because she is wrapped in one of my maternity cardigans that I wore all the time. I had been wearing it and took it off for a bit to nurse her. When I put her back in her boppy lounger it was beside her on the pillow and she immediately snuggled up agains it. She’s been wrapped up in it pretty much ever since!