Things are good!
It has been so much fun to see both of my parents turn to mush whenever they pick up baby K and coo at her and make faces and so on! I love the fact that they both obviously love her SO much, and it was pretty instantaneous. I need to make a list of all of the pet names my mom calls her, because it's so adorable and they're different from the names I call her on a regular basis. Some of the pet names we both use date back to when I and my two brothers were babies! Mom and Dad unfortunately head back to New York this Thursday and Friday, and I know I'm going to be incredibly sad. They're going to miss this little one like crazy, and the best I can do is to send pictures and updates on a very regular basis. I'm not worried about what it will be like with only the two of us here, but it WILL be a much quieter and in all honesty, a much lonelier existence as well. I've enjoyed having the extra company here, and I'll definitely be missing it (and them) after they leave. Mom and I have been through quite the adventure together, and it's a set of memories that are unlike any other. It's really changed the face of our relationship, but in what ways, I can't really put into words. All I know is that childbirth is a very profound experience, and neither of us will be forgetting it anytime soon. But I'm so excited about what the future holds...I am so thrilled I get to watch her grow and learn new things and interact with me and with her environment more and more each day! She is SUCH a treasure, and a blessing. I feel like the luckiest mama in the world!!