Surprise surprise...being at home with a new baby has turned me into a bad blogger! Whenever I think about sitting down to write, there is either a diaper to be changed, a med to be given, a cry to be soothed or maybe just some irresistible snuggles to be had. Needless to say, life as we knew it has been turned upside down (in a VERY VERY good way!). We have been powering through sleepless nights and coming to appreciate simple naps. They used to be a luxury and are now more of a necessity! The other day I found a bottle of breast milk in the cupboard instead of the fridge, then later in the day I realized that I cut my fingernails on one hand but not the other. Ahh, the joy of sleep deprivation!
All in all it was a good first week at home with little Charlotte. She is a pretty content baby unless we are doing something to pick on her! I'm pretty sure that she would sleep for a solid six hour stretch if we weren't under orders to feed her every 3 hours. She's getting better at the whole eating thing and has been gaining weight little by little. I can't wait for her to get those little chubby baby legs! Then maybe she will fit into more of her "newborn" clothes...such a little peanut!
We had a cardiology appointment on Tuesday which went well. Dr. Sami was so excited to meet the little girl that he had been following since I was 18 weeks pregnant. He just kept saying "Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte. You are such a precious little thing." He will be a huge part of our lives and we couldn't feel luckier to have such a kind man following Charlotte's progress. It makes being away from our doctors in Omaha much easier. On Wednesday we saw the wound nurse at the hospital and were officially freed from the wound vac. That means that we are no longer tethered to anything! That has made day to day activity much easier. Now we are just doing daily dressing changes at home until the bottom part of her incision heals up. I can see progress daily so hopefully it won't be much longer now.
We're looking forward to daddy's first Father's Day tomorrow!
Sleeping Beauty saying her prayers
Enjoying a beautiful day
Our little girlie girl