Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Little Miss Elle

Ok, we're home, we've been home for a few days now. Our little girl is here and she is perfect. She weighed 8 pounds and 8 ounces when she was born (thank goodness she came a week early!) and she was 20 inches long. She was born at exactly 11:30 PM. Her eyes are dark blue and her hair is brown. She had to spend her first night and day in the NICU because she was having some problems breathing but that's all ok now.

After Elle got out of the NICU we spent the next night and day just snuggling and working on getting her to nurse. She had some problems with that, she didn't want to latch on. We tried feeding her from a syringe and even from this special little cup. After about 5 days of that I figured I was going to spend the next year pumping and then syringe feeding her all her meals. Then, out of no where she just started doing it. Now she's a pro! She really is perfect after all.

Joseph has been doing pretty well adjusting to having Elle here. He acts up sometimes and earlier today I had to scold him for trying to use her as a foot rest but mostly he seems to be doing ok. He wants to kiss her and hold her all the time. That can be a bit much when I'm trying to change her or feed her but how can I get upset with him for being a good big brother?

All in all we're all doing pretty well. I'm tired and in need of a shower but I'm also very happy to have my little girl (I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!) home with me.

2 comments:

becky said...

She is probably the cutest thing I ever did see. I can't wait to play Barbies with her although I suppose I will just need to sit and wait for a least a few years to pass.

Emma said...

I cant wait to get well so I can come see you guys. I cant believe I havent seen her yet! you will be the first to know when i no longer feel contagious. the last thing i want to do is give your baby cholera-typhoid-dysentary-lupus-
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