We've had a very good first week with Eleanor. The second time around is much less stressful than the first, at least it has been for us, and she's been sleeping very well, which is great. The first three days were the hardest. I was really sore all over and felt very sluggish. I had her naturally, which was incredibly painful, but I do think it helped me to have a quicker recovery than the first time around, with Lois when I had an epidural. It took about a week before I felt sort of normal then. Lois has been a good little helper but we've had to watch her closely to make sure she doesn't squeeze lil' miss too hard or let her head wobble like a bobble head.
My mom was here for 2 weeks, which was great. She's already gone home now, but she was so helpful. She played with Lois, washed clothes, made beds, cooked, cleaned, and stayed with Lois while I had the baby. She also enjoyed the neighborhood and squeezed in a teensy bit of relaxation while she was here. And one day Andrew took her to Liberty and Anthropologie, which was heaven for my mom.
I still have a healthy appetite. Actually, I've been super hungry pretty much constantly. My mom brought us some grits from home (Atlanta), and I was craving shrimp and grits earlier this week, so I made some. It was sooo good! Lots of bacon makes anything good though. It was the first meal I cooked myself in a week, so I was happy to do it. Andrew, his sister, and my mom all did plenty of cooking throughout the week as well.
We took the girls for a few walks this week. Here I am yesterday wearing our Ellaroo wrap for the first time. It was very comfortable and she did not fall out.
We also went for tea at Le Chandelier, which is near our new house. Yum. A fig and pistachio tart and an apple tarte tatin.
And I started knitting a baby blanket. Eleanor's room is cream, beige, and grey, so I'm using colors that will go with her room. I started a really nice pinwheel blanket in Paris, but I kept messing it up, so I'm going for something more basic until I can get help with that one. Lil' miss is asleep now, so it's back to knitting for me.