The week after the baby shower, crazy kind of went wild in our house. Five and half days after the baby shower, Ember had arrived! After his welcome home I began an intense battle with postpartum preeclampsia. I've never had 'regular' preeclampsia, so I'm not sure what that feels like, but having it postpartum is a complete nightmare. I was placed back in the hospital a few days after coming home from the hospital with Ember. After coming home the second time, I was a complete wreck, and am still very far off my game.
One great thing about my extended recovery, I was able to spend nearly a month doing mostly nothing but holding my sweet baby boy while laying on the couch. Thankfully also, we have a huge comfy sectional that easily accommodates our big family. If I'm in just the right spot, I can easily cuddle 3 of the kids at once.
Tonight was the first time I've been home without John or Nia (my constant babysitters) for more than half an hour in about 6 weeks. John and the girls have an overnight thing at our church, so it was just the boys and mommy. It has been a fabulous night! I'm starting to feel more like myself each day and can do a little more each day. John did order gluten free pizza from Uno's for Cam and I so I wouldn't have to worry with dinner. Which gave us time to do this little craft
and when Cam went to bed, I had a little time to finally finish these up