Monday, June 15, 2009

Baby Update: 3 Days Old!

Our sweet baby girl is doing just great! She gets to room with us now and, as of this morning, is completely wire-free. She spent yesterday hooked up to a monitor to track her oxygen level. It was not a big deal but it was also not particularly helpful since it would often read her O2 level as being in the 70's when she was perfectly pink and happy. As you know, we had a baby on monitors for months and we KNOW that a baby who was truly satting in the 70's would have blue lips. It was driving us- and the nurses- crazy since we all knew she was doing great. So now? It's gone. Hooray!

Baby G. is nursing very well and seems like a very content baby. It's so wonderful to have her with us and be able to snuggle her sweet little self whenever we please.

A. and C. got to meet their new baby sister yesterday and they were both so excited. A. was jumping up and down exclaiming, "I have TWO baby sisters! TWO of them!" He's maintained all along that he would be having another sister. He was right! C. is just fascinated and loves to stare are our new little girl. It will be wonderful to have them all together soon.

Mama is doing well but the doctors are recommending that I (and the baby) spend one more day in the hospital which means getting released tomorrow instead of today. I'm still pretty slow to get around and they're monitoring my blood pressure. My usual 103 over 62 BP returned after my c-section but, as of last night, it has started to climb. It's not dangerous yet, but it's higher than mine has ever been and, thus, merits a close eye.

Daddy has spent plenty of time snuggling his newest little one. So sweet.

(Oh, and guess what? This is the first of our three babies to look like ME! :) After the births of my first two, all I heard was, "Wow- no denying who their daddy is! They don't look a THING like you!)


Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Glad to hear that you both are still doing well. How precious that A. was estatic over having 2 baby sisters. Children are so cute!

Praying that you get much rest and are still able to go home tomorrow.

Amy @ Finer Things said...

So precious! Love introducing new babies to their big sibs. What a moment!

Heather Benza said...

I was thinking that first photo looks a lot your first daughter. It would be interesting to post side by sides of them at similar sizes for comparison. I hope your BP behaves. Try to pretend you're at a luxury spa instead of a hospital room!

matt said...

OMG, so cute! Congratulations! I've been a little out of the loop myself, so I'm sorry I'm late!

BTW, Aline's BP took almost two weeks to come down to normal (you guys have very similar stories) and she's A-OK now so I'm sure everything will be fine. Congrats again!