Wednesday March 22nd dawned nicely with these views from our kids’ home. We got to their house with Jamie’s Granny shortly before nine. Dear was going to make Swedish pancakes for everyone. After looking at Dan and Jamie and how tired they were we decided to stay with them instead of at Granny’s house so we could take care of Addy in between feedings and let mom and dad get some sleep. We gathered our belongings from Granny’s home and moved to Dan and Jamie’s for the rest of our time. Uncle Josh and Auntie Laura were over for breakfast on Wednesday, too, before they headed home. As often as they could Dan and Jamie napped while Dear and I held down the fort and watched after Addy.
Later in the day Addy had a nice grip on Dan’s finger as she slept peacefully after an afternoon feeding.
Rayna looked on to see if all was well with the newest member of the family.
After another feeding we gave the portable cradle a try and it worked great to keep her feeling snug as a bug.
Rayna checks on her regularly.
Daddy is getting quite comfortable holding and comforting his little girl. Steak and roasted veggies for dinner with donuts for dessert. Wednesday evening I stayed up with Addy after her evening feeding so Dan and Jamie could sleep until at least 10 pm.
The first full day at home came to a close. Dear and I were originally planning to drive home on Thursday but decided it would work better for everyone for us to change our plans and stay till Saturday.
I have to agree with so many of you who say and have said that becoming a grandparent is very special. We enjoyed every minute we had with our kids and Addy. Just holding her and looking at her was a sweet treat. It was also great to see how well Dan and Jamie are doing with their new parenting roll. They are really exhausted but they are doing well and helping each other out.
We are all thanking God for our little Addy and for our safe travels and nice time of bonding.