Settling into being home

Greta has been home for over two weeks now!  I thought by now we would have been settled into a routine, but she seems to be a very different baby than I knew in the hospital.  In the hospital, I would frequently ask the nurses if it was normal for her not to cry a lot and they would say don't worry - she does!  Well now that we are home - I know she does!  She is a lot fussier, whether it's the change in environment or routine, I'm unsure.  But, I am not going to complain because she is HERE with us so I will deal with it all and take it in stride.

I am so thankful for my husband.  He has been amazing at night, helping out and even taking care of her while letting me sleep.  Soon harvest will start and he won't be around as much so I will soon have to do it on my own - so I hope we get into a routine soon!

Greta is growing fast - and I feel we are starting to see her personality.  She is my sweet girl and the love I have for her is indescribable! She changes everyday and every morning I look into her eyes - I fall even more in love with this precious gift.  She is so strong and makes me want to be a better person, mom and is teaching me more about myself each day.  I can't wait for her to grow - but while I wait I will enjoy our daily cuddles, her smell, her tiny hands and feet because it all reminds me of the pure bliss I feel having her in our lives.

I'll leave you with some sweet photos I took for her birth announcements


  1. Jill & Greta EliseAugust 10, 2013 9:01 PM

    We are so happy to hear that your sweet Greta is finally home! We know that feeling all too well. Isn't it amazing how your NICU experience changes your perspective? Suddenly, crying in the middle of the night is no big deal because that means that your baby is actually at home with you. :) We look forward to reading about all of Greta's adventures at home with her Mama & Daddy!

    -Jill & Greta Elise

  2. The last week before we came home with our son I was able to stay at the hospital in a "sleep room" that they had available for breast feeding mothers with babies in the NICU. So, I got a taste of the sleepless nights, because the nurses would call me every 3 hours to come feed him! But he never cried much until he got a bit older. The nurses told me preemies are generally pretty quiet. ;-) Not anymore! haha


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