I am so ecstatic at the love between Gracie and Heidi already. Gracie loves her baby sister. She wants her to come everywhere with her. Heidi is smothered with kisses between Gracie, daddy and I. We are just in love with our sweet new addition to our family. Heidi has a very laid back personality thus far. Gracie is more my high strung child. They compliment one another. Only time will tell to see Heidi's true demeanor. Ill keep my fingers crossed for easy layed back....or else there will be some space between Gill #2 and #3.(yes i just admited i will have another-i havnt been tortured enough ;)) Monday Gracie and I and "ma ma" went to the Walmart and when we were leaving Heidi sleeping with Matt she was crying sayin no no no Heidi come, Heidi come. I convinced her to come with us after persuasion of saying we are picking out a dog for her sister.(which she remembered and held me on the promise) On the car ride home all she could say is baby Heidi baby Heidi over and over again. She ran straight to the door and went to Heidi's bassinet bedside and said "miss you Heidi. Miss you Heidi". Wow. It choked me up a little. The sweetest thing I have ever seen. Sisterly love.
Gracie likes holding Heidi while she watches her cartoons. She now understands Heidi drinks milk from mommy and not crackers or whatever other food she can find when we say Heidi is hungry. She says Heidi bite mommy. I guess thats what nursing looks like to my almost 2 year old. Gracie is always asking about the baby. Wanting to know what she is doing or where she is. She is very aware that her sister is here to stay and she doesnt mind one bit....so far!
So far my recovery has been great. I need to make sure i keep my weight restriction jn-check but certain things I lift (gracie groceries and so on) is like second nature and hard habit to break. Has been much easier the second time around as far as surgical pain. I dunno why. Maybe my abs and what not are used to it so the trauma wasn't as dramatic. Who knows. I am also grateful now that Gracie was such a piranha on my feeders. There isn't a baby now that can hurt me lol. They have been toughened to the max. Thank you Gracie. I now need to work on the supply to meet Heidi's demand. I could feed 10 Heidi's right now. Takes time.
I am so very blessed to be a mother of two sweet girls. I am so lucky.