Katy is two and a half weeks old now and my head is still spinning. In some ways I can hardly believe she is here and looking in her eyes is totally surreal, and yet it also already feels like she has been a part of our family forever and I can't remember what life was like with out her.
We are settling into a groove and trying to grasp our new normal. I feel a little blindsided since she arrived so early and I didn't have my time at home to nest and prepare. My last day of work was supposed to be July 26, but she was born on July 24. I get little things done here and there as I feel up to it. I know I have to stop and take it easy though too otherwise I start to ache. The hardest transition has been that we had not yet gotten Austin moved to his new room and we have been working on that transition, but it has been tough so far. He loves his new room by day and plays in there, but does not want to lay by himself at night and go to sleep. Every night does get a little better though.
My Mom has been here since we have been home and it has been a huge help to have her here. Since I was rushed into my C-section we didn't have anyone from our family here to watch Austin. My sister and Mom drove down the day after and luckily we have good friends who picked up Austin from school and kept him that first night. My in-laws are now in route and we are expecting them to arrive some time tomorrow. My sister is also on her way back as we are having Katy baptized on Sunday and we asked her to be the Godmother. She and my Mom will head home shortly after mass that morning. My in-laws will leave next Friday and then one of my brothers is planning on coming in for the weekend with his family. My other brother wants to visit as well, but not sure if they will be able to make it before Labor Day weekend.