After about 48 hours start to finish in the hospital, we are now settling in at home. Joel is starting to wake up a bit and is doing great with nursing. I am feeling really good - even better than after having Samuel. God is so good to me to give me pretty easy births and recoveries. I am very thankful for that. My mom and dad are here through the weekend to help us out, and then my brother will be here for a few days to help me transition to having two kids at home. The great thing about Ed's job is that he is home every day until 3pm, so I only have about 3 1/2 hours on my own with two kids. And this was a great week to have a baby - Ed doesn't have to work on Friday AND there is non-stop basketball on TV with the NCAA tournament. Ed and I have made our brackets and are ready for some friendly competition.
Ed and I were alone with Joel in the hospital last night and caught him in a good awake period. We tried to snap as many photos as we could. Here are a few for you to see. We think he's a pretty big cutie!!