Yippee, my parents are coming!!
For the first week Albert was on paternity leave. It has been such a great week, enjoying each other as a family. This morning we had to say goodbye for the first time since the babies have been home, and it was a strange feeling. On top of that, I have to get all 3 of us ready and make it to an appointment with our pediatrician at 10:40. I have to get the babies and the stroller out on the street with no help, I have to walk for 7 blocks on my own with the girls. Oh, what scary thoughts!! And I have to make it home before my parents get here.
Luckily I have practised the whole stroller-thing with Albert, we took the girls on a walk yesterday and surprised his mom, she was thrilled. And I actually manage to get us all 3 safely out on the sidewalk and all the way to the doctor's office. I arrive sweaty but very very proud of myself. And I only become prouder when both the nurse and the doctor are in awe over the girls, telling me they are absolutely adorable. They probably say that about all the babies they see, but I'm convinced they mean it this time!
The girls are checked - ears, eyes, reflexes, weight, height etc - and not only am I told they're doing great, I'm told they're quite advanced for only being 1 week old. My proud mother-heart overflows with love and pride and I can't wait to call Albert and tell him.
As I'm walking home my dad calls, they are already inside our building waiting. Oh joy, it will be so great having them here for 2.5 weeks!!