Last night was my very first night away from Sakura since going to Japan to get her. I had to have a hysterectomy which required an overnight stay in the hospital. Sakura was in good hands with Daddy and my niece Katie, I didn't worry about her at all, but knowing I would be away from her almost had me not do the surgery. I went through with it though. Sakura was fine as I knew she would be, but I didn't sleep - despite having anesthesia and medication that should help me sleep, I got about 2 hours after waking up in the recovery room. I couldn't wait to see my baby girl. I'm sure Sakura missed her Mommy too.
When I got wheeled down the next morning crying with anticipation, I was SO happy to see my precious baby girl (well toddler). Daddy had dressed her in her cherry blossom dress, she looked like a beautiful princess.
The hard part now is not being able to lift her and pick her up - I'm relying a lot on my awesome niece Katie who is here with us. She's so much help - despite Sakura telling her NO every time she needs to be put in the high chair, or in her crib. Katie is a trooper.