Wednesday, March 19, 2008

We're home ~ all 4 of us!

So, I finally found some time to sit and type this update. Let's see, as of Monday we're all home and doing well, for the most part. Isabella is sick with what may be a bad cold or a sinus infection. We went to the doctor yesterday and he made sure she is being heavily medicated. Needless to say we're constantly chasing her with Lysol and Purell. She hasn't been quite herself these last few days, but I'm not sure if it's because of the sickness or because of the arrival of her new baby brother. I tend to think it's because she's not really feeling well, so far she seems pretty enchanted by Baby Sam and has turned into a great little assistant during diaper changes. Daddy has taken some time off so she's been in heaven these last few days. I hate to think what it'll be like when he goes back to work.

Sam is the best little baby. He sleeps, eats and poops A LOT. We went to the doctor yesterday for his first check-up, and he's doing great. He's rapidly gaining back the few ounces he lost those first few days and already a half an inch taller than the day he was born. We had to go back today to assess whether or not he has Jaundice, but the doctor cleared him and laughed at the fact that he's already at 9 lbs. So in 5 days he went from his birth weight of 9.1 lbs to 8.9 lbs, 8.11 lbs, 8.12 lbs yesterday and 9.0 lbs today. We had our first "challenging" night last night, with Sam needing me and Isabella calling for her daddy every couple hours. Oh well, I guess it's just preparing us for what's to come.

I'm feeling pretty good. My recovery has definitely been a pretty smooth one. Mostly I only feel some discomfort at night, after a day filled with activity, but I can't really complain. I am so incredibly grateful to have my parents here. My mom has especially been a HUGE help and knowing Isabella was so well taken care of, and totally spoiled, while Scott and I were in the hospital made the whole experience quite stress-free. Not to mention how nice it is having mama's home cooking every day ~ YUM!!!

I haven't had a chance to upload any of the pictures we've taken these last few days, but I promise as soon as I have another spare minute I will post some.

OK, it's time to go since apparently it's feeding time, AGAIN!


marci lambert said...


i've been stalking your blog for updates. can't wait to hear more!!!