I have decided that going through child birth more often may be worth it if for no other reason than both sides of our family came to visit us! It was only the second time in 10 years that our parents had seen each other (the other time was 5 years ago in Minnesota at our wedding). Pretty much, we had a blast around here! Per practice of the midwifery center that I delivered at I was pretty much on bed-rest. Even though I had Cai completely naturally and with no tears I was still banned from walking around the block and picking up anything (including Eli) for 10-14 days. Ummmm....I was going CRAZY! I understand completely that they want me to give my body time to heal, but I was going stir crazy in our apartment (next time around our place needs at least a yard and maybe even a pool). To keep me sane the family made me get out and pushed me around in a wheelchair everywhere we went (so for all of you that want to know we now know where to get the wheelchairs and whether they are free/need to rent at several many places in Norfolk including the mall, zoo, and Target...haha!). We even made it to the beach for all of the landlocked members of the family.
It was such a joy to have our family here! They are hysterical and crazy...
...but the absolute best! What a huge help to have them all here and if nothing else the perfect distraction for Eli to help him transition into his role as a big brother. There aren't enough words out there to express just how much I love our family and the blessing it was to my heart to see them holding Micaiah and loving on Eli.
Love each and every one of you!!!