Today I was lucky enough to bring home the most recent member of our family, a new baby girl. After many hours of labor, she was finally born on Wednesday morning. Mom and baby are both doing well, and as for me, well, I can honestly say I totally forgot what it was like to have a newborn in the house. But truth be told she's been a really good baby in the 39 hours since she's been alive - lots of sleeping, eating and more sleeping. And some gas here and there.
Fortunately Madame has been dealing quite nicely with her new sister. She's struck a good balance of healthy interest (especially when "baby crying") and general disinterest after a couple of minutes (newborns are, after all, not particularly interactive). We'll see how it goes in the next few weeks when she'll probably want to take her back to the hospital - but so far so good.
So anyway, that's where I've been the past month, getting ready for this. Now she's arrived hopefully I'll get some more time to check in here. Also, I've got to think of a new name to call her in this blog ("Madame" is taken). Any suggestions?