We spent the first few days at home just trying to adjust to life with a newborn again. Molly woke up about every 2 hours to eat, so as all new parents are, we were exhausted. We did a lot of napping throughout the day. Life with a newborn looks a little different though when there is an older sibling around. Thankfully Mary Hyatt is old enough to entertain herself and she's very independent. Poor thing rarely got her hair brushed though and walked around naked a lot of the time. As long as she was happy, we didn't mind. :)
But after a couple of days we started to get the hang of everything. Because tax day was right around the corner, Ben had to go back to work pretty quickly. My mom came and helped me every day. She helped cook, clean, run Mary Hyatt places and love on Molly. Moms are the best. I don't know what I would do without her. Thankfully, Mary Hyatt's school was still in session for 6 weeks so we kept her on her normal routine and sent her to school. She didn't mind a bit. She has always loved school. She did request to hold Molly every single morning though before she left.
I've never been one that likes to just sit inside and do nothing. I don't "relax" very well. So after a few days of being cooped up inside, I needed to get out and get some fresh air. We took the girls on a very short and very slow walk down the street. I wasn't even remotely healed yet and didn't want to overdo it, but it sure felt nice to get a little fresh air.
I spent a large part of my day snuggling with sweet Molly. She is such an easy baby and rarely cries at all. The first month she slept almost all day and night it seemed. During the first few weeks, we did have a few evenings where she would get pretty fussy and it was hard to console her. She required a lot of bouncing and often if we just walked outside, she would totally calm down.