It was just Dr. Levin, the sweet nurse Maggie, Clint, and me. Very relaxed and surreal. With Mimi's delivery, there were about ten people in the room talking and cheering us on, so this was a much different experience. In between contractions, Dr. Levin told us about her three children and Maggie discussed regional dialects and her father-in-law from Alabama.
But she didn't seem to notice for too long, and then it was on to something else. We were able to fit in a quick family shot before she jumped down to look out the windows. Honestly, I am very happy with this reaction . . . I guess it could have been much worse, and I know she'll come around because Mack will think she is the coolest.And there were others ready to meet the little guy and welcome him into the family. Mack, meet your Top and Shug. I'm sure Top is racking his brain here trying to come up with the perfect nickname and Shug is looking over and inspecting trying to take you all in.
And here is your sweet Bebe. She will hold you until your little body is sore and will cook absolutely anything you want. That is, when you have teeth.I took the advice of others (and myself :)) and let Mack sleep in the nursery at night. During the middle of the first night, one of the nurses brought him to me fresh from his bath, and I couldn't help to giggle out loud. He has his daddy's hair -- the same hairline, the same hair in front that we're not sure if it should part on the left or right, and the swirl on the top. And the nurses had even flipped up the front.But he has my nose and my chin with a dimple. The eyes are dark grey, so maybe the will be a beautiful dark green like Clint's. The ears might be mine, but the skinny feet . . . where in the world did he get those skinny feet?
Smitten.The next day Mimi came back and had a really cool name tag.And she found some fun 3D glasses to keep herself occupied while everyone oohed and ahhed over her baby brudder.. . . ooohh. . .. . .ahhh . . . so, so sweet. I'm not going to lie and say I was anxious to get home because it was so nice to order room service and have a nurse's button. But I was ready to shower at my house and sleep in my bed, so I guess it was time to leave. I can't say enough nice things about Prentice Women's Hospital and its wonderful staff. They made my stay as comfortable as possible and all the nurses were amazing.I had to get this shot before we left. So, so tiny. I'll have to bookmark this one for a great comparison in a year.