Zoe and Noah getting sick, the sickest Zoe has ever been, on top of having a new baby and recovering from surgery, made last week the longest week I have ever experienced. Nights seemed unending and our minds turned to mush. Trying to keep Ryann from getting the plague from the other two meant Zach was on throw up detail, bless his heart. He changed sheets, did laundry, wiped up messes, made trips to the pharmacy, and did Doctor duty. Thank the Lord that he was able to be home all week!
However, despite the trials of this past week, we have so much to be thankful for! So far Ryann has avoided getting sick, Praise the Lord. We only had to stay in the hospital one day, which is unheard of for a c-section, Praise the Lord. We have a baby who is easily content and so, so precious, Praise the Lord!
It's easy to get overwhelmed, and I admit to more than one occasion where I just had to put my self in time out and "cry it out." The knowledge that there are people who love us, who have been praying for us, has been incredibly helpful. It doesn't hurt that I can look down in to the sweetest face and relish in this little gift that we have been so blessed by.
Ryann at one week.
We are still adjusting to this new addition to our family. Some of us are adjusting better than others. Noah was asked yesterday if he liked his new baby sister. He simply said, "No." Well, at least he's honest folks. Before Zoe got sick she was always asking to hold Ryann. She even mastered the jiggling maneuver to calm Ryann down if she started fussing. She's a great big sister.
As for me, I feel like she's always been a part of us. Our family is now complete...