Oh goodness, it's hard to know where to pick up here! Things are very good (and exhausting) at the moment. We're finally starting to remember what life is like with a newborn, it's amazing how much you can forget in two and a half years.
Of course it's a very different experience the second time around too, so much of my energy and concern is still devoted to Little Smith and ensuring that he is adjusting well to his little sister. He seems to be doing great, initially he was pretty quiet and didn't really want to look at her (I was worried!), but within an hour he'd warmed up and was asking lots of questions. Each day he's growing more curious about baby and even helps getting diapers and blankets for her.
At one week old, this baby is still a sleepy delight. She has just started to wake up to the world and let out a few cries, but overall she is very mellow and sweet. She is more interested in sleeping during the day than the night (just like her mama!), so we're working on that one with some pretty serious circles under our eyes. She is such a cute little munchkin and we feel so insanely lucky that she is finally here to enjoy life with us.
There is so much to share, including her birth story (happily less of a story than my last birth experience), and I will record it all here eventually... but just trying to leap back in to this journal little by little. It's such an important space for me and I truly value all of the relationships formed here- I've missed you all!