Thursday, December 9, 2010

Quick Update...

I'll go ahead and apologize but this post will not have any pictures of Cain or Callie.  I'm way too exhausted to do anything other than type a quick update.  I've had many people check to see if Callie gained weight at her weight check on Sunday.  I'm happy to report that she had and her pediatrician was pleased.  She was up to 7lbs. 3oz.  There is no lack of eating on Callie's part.  I swear it seems like she is ALWAYS hungry and always wanting to nurse.  Speaking of nursing...I had to go to a lactation specialist today.  Nursing hasn't exactly been easy and I certainly hope things get better soon.

Another question many people ask me is, "How is Cain adjusting to his new sister?"  So far I think he is adjusting well.  He really only seems interested in her if she is crying.  

Cain has his 6 month cardiology appointment tomorrow morning.  I'm praying the appointment goes well.  I always get nervous before these appointments.  I know there will be lots of discussion about Cain's next surgery and surgery is something I don't even want to talk about or think about yet.  

Well....I keep falling asleep as I type this update so I guess it is time for me to get some rest.  Cain's appointment is at 9:00 in the morning so it should be interesting to see how we will be able to get everyone dressed, fed, out the door and to an appointment by 9:00.

Friday, December 3, 2010

We're Home

We were able to bring Callie home yesterday around lunch.  It was SO WONDERFUL to bring a baby home 2 days after being born.  The nurses had to go over the standard discharge information of how to care for your baby at home.  All I could think as they were going over everything was, I think I have this one covered.  When Cain was finally discharged from the hospital the nurses were teaching me things like how to put his feeding tube back in, how to flush is line, how to give him daily injections.  I figure cleaning around Callie's umbilical cord should be a breeze!

It was so much fun to dress a baby girl to go home from the hospital.  I may have gone overboard but you only bring a baby home once so I couldn't help myself.

Cain was so cute when we brought Callie home.  He went straight to her carseat to check her out.  I'm still not sure if he was interested in her or just interested in the carseat and the buckles.  It was still adorable no matter which he was interested in. 

So far everything is going great.  A friend let us borrow a cradle so Callie is sleeping in our room until we move back in our house.  She slept great last night and woke twice to eat.  

We gave Callie her first bath this morning before heading out to her first Dr's appointment.

Needless to say, she wasn't a huge fan of her first bath at home.  But she does seem to like her brother and I think her brother is liking her too.

My parents had to leave this morning to head back to Louisiana.  I hated to see them go and I know they REALLY hated to leave their two grandbabies.

After they left we headed to Callie's first Dr's appointment.  Her pediatrician doesn't make rounds at the hospital she was born at so they wanted to see her as soon as she came home.  The Dr. thought she looked a little yellow so he decided to check her bilirubin count to check for jaundice.

Cain seemed very concerned for his sister while they were drawing her blood.  He was either sad to see her crying or he was worried he was next.

Thankfully her bloodwork turned out okay.  Her count was 11 and they don't get concerned until the count is 17.  However, her pediatrician was concerned about her weight.  Her birth weight was 7lbs. 9oz.  She was 7lbs. 1oz. yesterday when we left the hospital and today she was 6lbs 11oz.  He suggested I start feeding her every 2 to 2 1/2 hours and scheduled us to come back Sunday for a weight check.

After our Dr's appointment Brad had to meet with our contractor about the house.  Which meant I was home alone with both kids for the first time.  I'll admit I was concerned about how it would go but thankfully it turned out just fine.  Cain was a wild man as usual but Callie was great and slept unless she was nursing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

More from Callie's "Birth"day

My baby girl!!

Daddy's girl

"You mean I'm not an only child anymore?"


1st bath