So here we are, lying in bed with Sonora asleep on Amy's chest (supported by our boppy, of course... that thing is great!) and Suesse asleep between our legs, listening to Josh Groban. Our first night at home with our precious Sonora went a lot better than the first night in the hospital. A couple of diaper changes in between multiple feedings (Amy & Sonora are both doing well so far regarding feeding/eating) and a couple of fussy times still gave me (Steve) more hours of sleep than I anticipated and gave Amy a little rest that she badly needed.
Thank you, Uncle Ryan, for stepping in and posting the pictures while we were still in the hospital. We are looking forward to introducing you and the rest of Team Kess to Sonora when you arrive from San Diego today.
Sonora met 2 of her cousins, Tanner & Trenton (Karina's boys), along with Aunt Karina & Uncle James and Aunt Christina last night. Grandpa & Grandma Kessler came by shortly after our arrival home to help us out (thank you so much!). Grandpa K mowed the lawn, cleaned off the patio and fixed some pesky sprinkler heads that have been giving us grief. Grandma K cleaned the house, made a delicious potroast dinner, watched Sonora while we were resting (and while I was at the chiropractor getting my back into shape... labor is hard on the coach's back too!)... and even managed to fit in a little nap herself ;-)
More relatives are on the books as today's visitors, including the 2 great-grandmothers (Marie and Rosella).
We will post more pictures later... we already have about a hundred of our perfectly beautiful little girl! Thank you all for your encouraging messages and for commenting on how beautiful Sonora is... we agree wholeheartedly!