Today is my first day at home without help. My mom was so great while she was here: she took care of Red Chief and all the work and gave me a chance to rest. After she left, Mr. Mordecai took mornings off and then went to work in the afternoon while Red Chief was napping. But now it's been almost two weeks, and I feel ready to try things by myself.
Meanwhile, I've been enjoying reading, holding my baby, and spending time with Red Chief. He needs lots of mommy time just now. I'm also enjoying doing a bit of housework again. I know that Mr. Mordecai will take care of things, but it makes me feel better to do what I can.
Baby's jaundice has cleared up, her "black thing" (as Red Chief calls her umbilical cord stump) has fallen out, and she's over ten pounds now. I'm trying to get pictures of her in the cute outfits everyone gave her before she grows out of them--she's pretty close on some.
I'll leave you with a few Red Chief quotes about Baby.
"Baby makes baby sounds."
"The black thing doesn't make any noise."
"Baby did some bless-yous." (sneezes)