After 5 days in the hospital for Tirsa, and 4 days for Cali (I went in a day before she was born), I was ready, yet hesitant to come home. Because of the help of my in-laws and Blaine, being at home has been great. They have totally taken care of Ez, Bella, and the house while allowing me to care for myself and Cali. Every day I am feeling better and better and I am soooooo grateful to have had such great help.
Bella and Ez ADORE their little sister. Ez is constantly trying to touch her and we have to remind him to be soft. He is always saying, "Baby, baby" and "Hi baby". He brings me all of the baby things (blankets, pacifiers, diapers, etc) whether I actually need them or not. He has had a few extra tantrums here and there but because he has had so much extra attention from Grandma and Grandpa, we have had a relatively smooth transition so far.
Bella has hardly left mine and Cali's side since we've been home. She makes herself a little bed by Cali and hangs out looking at her and saying, "She is so cute." Since Bella has been near us constantly, she has also gotten a lesson in Womanhood/Motherhood 101. Modesty has been the least of my priorities as I have tried to master breastfeeding and Bella has been full of questions and observations as she has watched me feed Cali.