Our morning started at 8:30am when she woke up to eat breakfast. After feeding her, I laid her down in the bassinet to sleep while I made the bed and took a quick shower. Yup, I even got a shower yesterday! She was still fast asleep when I was done so I wrapped her up in the Moby wrap before heading downstairs to fix breakfast.
Our morning was pretty smooth. Eleanor snoozed on my chest until close to 11:30, while I caught up on some emails and photo editing. It is amazing how many photos you can take in just 7 days! She chowed down on some lunch, we had a few diaper changes, chatted with Alex on Skype, and then finally it was my turn to eat.
In the afternoon we discovered that her cloth diapers do in fact fit with her umbilical cord still in place. I believe I was just using it as an excuse to avoid the laundry last week. I think it is acceptable considering we had lots of adjustments! So we pulled out our stash of cloth diapers and wipes, placing them in convenient locations throughout the house. No excuses now.
The rest of the afternoon was pretty laid back but busy. We skyped Oma.
Wrote thank you cards during one particularly long nap.
And before you know it Alex was home.
Dinner was spent with the our fellowship group. We ventured out in the chilly evening air to the Price's house. Our fellowship group consists of 4 or 5 families and we were the only ones without kids. We have two sets of twin boys that are near one year olds, and then lots of other children. With the addition of Eleanor it felt like our group was complete.
Unfortunately there was lots of baby holding, wine sipping, and eating with one hand going on, so we didn't catch any photos of dinner. But I'll assure you it was delicious. Alex threw together another chopped salad from us, Elizabeth brought delicious sauteed veggies and Shannon provided High Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes with gravy. We also had lots of fruit and apple cobbler. Sorry there are no photos, rookie mom mistake.
One more detail from yesterday I just can't leave out, even though it has nothing to do with food. We arrived home last night to a fun package on our doorstep.
Overall, it was the best first day in my new role as Stay At Home Mom. I am so blessed to get to spend my days with Eleanor. She is the perfect companion. I love being a mom!