My sweet mom came to town for 12 days to welcome Peanut to the world and help us settle back in at home. Unfortunately, she couldn't stay forever and yesterday we had to say goodbye to our sweet Susu! We are so thankful for the many days she spent serving and loving our family of three. She fixed meals each day, continually did all of our laundry, and ran and unloaded the dishwasher countless times. This was all in addition to getting up in the night with Peanut and spending hours a day holding her. She would also take Peanut and walk around during her crying fits so I "didn't have to have a crying baby in my ear." It was such a blessing to have her help as we adjusted to these newborn days. I am realizing now that she is gone that although I will miss the meals, laundry, and hours of sleep she gave us...I will miss her companionship most of all.
The newborn days are long and sometimes hard, and it was such a joy to have Susu here with me as we spent our first days at home. We miss her already but are so thankful for the time she spent with us!