Since I had midwives I was able to leave the hospital almost immediately after having the baby.We were home by 4am that morning before Elly had a chance to realize that we were gone. I was very grateful to my wonderful parents and in-laws who would come and take Elly to the park and spend time with her so that I was able to recover and get the rest I needed without feeling guilty that Elly was being ignored. I was also very lucky to have friends who brought me food and took the time to make sure that I was doing well.
Elly is a great big sister and is always concerned when Emily cries – and runs to her saying Emmy sad sad sad – it is so sweet and I cannot believe how blessed I feel to have these wonderful girls in my life. Emily is an excellent baby she sleeps well and has the most beautiful smile, I have fallen in love again – and really feel so blessed to have such an amazing family.
These pictures were taken when Emily was 3 days old by Elizabeth Cranmer.