Well, it’s actually been a touch over a week now since our life changing event happened. The full description of how our birth plan worked out is forth coming but for now, I’m thrilled to announce that our little girl has finally arrived.
Lorelei Jean was born at 8:42 pm, Friday, January 15. It was a pretty long labor (again, story forthcoming) but in the end things went great and our little girl is happy, healthy and doing all the things a week old baby should be doing.
We are learning all the things new parents learn, like how to juggle all the different tasks so neither of us is too overly exhausted. The kitties are slowly starting to accept the little hooman in their home. And surprisingly, Escher, the hater kitty has done as close to a 180 as could be, coming up and checking her out and not hissing or being aggressive to any of us. Finn was the first kitty to be petted by her (with our help) and this morning he curled up to her back while she was sleeping, protecting her from the edge of the bed and keeping her nice and warm. Gizmo is having a harder time with our new bot. He’s acting a little different, not mean, and maybe I’m just making it all up, but it seems he’s a little sad that he’s not the baby anymore. I’m trying to take time with each of them both individually and with Lorelei.