Tenley had her first few visitors yesterday.
First, was Aidan who's handling going from only child to big brother really well. He's offered Tenley his favorite pillow and dummy and he also keeps bringing her some of his toy pets and places them in her moses basket.
Having said this, he was asked what she's like yesterday, and he answered, "She cries and cries and cries." Also, when he was in the hospital room with us, his energy levels and volume seemed to multiply at the same time that our energy levels and tolerance decreased. He's been a bit more teary and needy than usual. But he seems to be handling being a big brother like the big boy he is.
Along with Aidan, came Erin's sister, Robyn, and her 8 week old son, Frankie. It was like little and large. That 8 weeks has gone a long way and I doubt Tenley will ever catch up to the stature of Frankie. But we'll see.
Then cam uncle Pat and Amelia. Matt and Liz brought their brood later in the day, and today we've seen Heather, our Doula, and her son Noah, as well as Angela, Tyler and their baby girl.
As well as people saying "isn't she a cutie" we're also getting, "Wow look at her hair." This takes into account all the heartburn Erin had during this and the last pregnancy. Apparently, there's been a recent study saying there's a link to the pain and the amount of hair a newborn comes out with. Aidan came out with lots of dark hair but Tenley has topped the boy.
Tenley is now sleeping a lot, eating a lot, loves being swaddled and hates being changed.
Don't you just love tiny wrinkles?
We left hospital around noon yesterday. All the tests she had to have were the right result and we were glad to get home.