Here are some more photos of Finley! We are having a blast watching her grow and experience the world. Its hard to believe she is now 4 weeks old. We are slowly adjusting to our new life, which now consists of taking care of Finley, making sure the dogs get some exercise and attention and keeping our house functioning at a minimal level. That is about it.
Its funny that we actually thought we would have a garden or continue with most of our previous activities. I always thought it was crazy when people said that they barely have time to shower with a newborn. I thought that must just be people that arent good at managing time. Not true. It really is hard to take a shower or eat or do anything. It gets easier everyday though.
If I can eat, take a shower, care for Finley (which involves feeding her most of the day) and get the dogs out for a run in a day, we are doing well. Sleeping is going better than we expected, but 5 hrs is still not enough. We start getting her ready for bed at around 7 pm and get up for the day at around 7 am. In that time if we get 5 hrs of sleep, we are happy. sort of.
Life is way more complicated and more simple at the same time. Since we dont have time or energy to do much, we are learning to enjoy simplicity (not something I previously excelled at).
I am making progress with my recovery from surgery and am starting to get some exercise and get out of the house at least once a day. My parents are visiting now and are going to watch Finley, while Ben and I go out for dinner! We are very excited!