She made all of my favorites: Baked Ziti, Stuffed Peppers, Pot Roast, Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, and more! She did the laundry, she did the dishes, she organized closets. She took the night shift, she took the day shift, she let me cry when I needed to and then cheered me back up. She was Wonder Woman. THANK YOU MOM!!! You are amazing!
Don't worry, we did let her out of the house a few times to go to the market and do some shopping. Plus, since she was so kind to spent her birthday here, Michael even took her to one of our favorite wineries to celebrate!
My Mom left this morning and is currently somewhere over the Atlantic. While Michael and I are so sad to see her go, we are looking forward to figuring out a routine of daily life for the three of us. The Baby Vacation is over and now real life begins! Our Little Miss has her days and nights mixed up and no matter how hard we try, we just can't seem to flip her. Her fussy time is between 1am and 5am, so we're pretty much vampires now - awake at night and sleeping during the day. From what we read and hear, the first 6 weeks are the hardest and we're excited to be a little more than halfway through it! Even though little Ramona is turning us into night zombies, she is just so sweet and precious that we don't really care. When she is a bit older, we'll start to work out a better schedule for her but for now, at just 3 weeks old, we're letting her do what she needs to do to adjust to life on the outside.
I have so much to tell you all about our hospital experience here. We were definitely labeled as the "crazy Americans" during our 6 day stay and Michael even got a peek at our file which was filled with "notes." I can only imagine what they said. Along with getting Ramona into a routine, I'm hoping to get back into a blogging routine next week so that I can tell you all about it as well as finish up some more travel posts that I have sitting in my drafts folder. For now, we're planning to spend this weekend figuring out life as a new family.