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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Two Babies!!

Two babies to play with.

Two times the crying...and diapers.

5 times the laundry.

I still cannot believe my little Princess is finally home. She's still so tiny(7 lbs 2 oz at 3 mos old) and fragile. I am happy to say I kept her alive and she is thriving now that she's home! She slept most of the weekend a I think it was probably the first time in her life she could get some real sleep, without people poking and prodding on her all day. Princess seems to be enjoying life outside the hospital.

She actually slept pretty good and probably would have slept all night if I didn't have to feed her every 3 hours. One good thing about a g-tube is that if you're careful enough(unfortunately, I'm not yet) you can feed your baby without waking her. Oh yeah, I get to practice bottle feeding with her too, so I don' t loose the bonding during feeding time. It's actually even better, because I have to cuddle her and praise her every sip she takes and really sweet talk her into eating. The most she ate at one time was one once and I was very proud of her. That's how Smiley started so I think in a couple weeks, months she may say goodbye to the tube.

I'm not so much irritated about the hospital not putting a button, but irritated that they put such a long feeding tube. Poor little thing gets tangled in it. Oh yeah, Smiley's been a big eater too. I now only tube feed him once in the morning(purely for conveince) before leaving for day care.

Ok, I'll let you in on some of Princess' personality:

1. She hates a dirty diaper and hates a diaper change even more.
2. Do not leave without her pacifier.
3. She has a cough(which she will stay with for a while) and it pisses her off.
4. Just because she's lying quietly in her bed or swing does not mean she wants to be picked up.
5. Like a cat, she will let you know you disturbed her when you pick her up to move her.
6. So far, crying is easily calmed by her pacifier. If you put her little hand to her mouth, she will hold it.
7. She likes to laugh when I try bottle feeding her, so I guess mealtime is playtime for her.

At the risk of jinxing myself, she really has calmed down, and is more easily settled now that she is out the hospital. It's like she's a new baby, and drop dead gorgeous already! Will have to train Smiley to beat up any boys who even think about looking at her.

How did Smiley react? I don't think it phased him yet. He's been fussy this weekend, no matter how much loving and extra attention I gave him. I wonder if he's teething again?

9 Comments:

  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger MJ said…

    A big giant AWWWWW! How sweet, Im so glad you got to bring her home. God is good ... all the time! Enjoy your babies!

     
  • At 12:07 PM, Blogger sourpatchbaby said…

    Awwww! Congratulations on having both your babies home with you. I've a question, does she seem to get upset if you put her in a dark room?
    I have a friend whose daughter spent about a month in the NICU and she hated to be left in a dark room because she got so used to the bright lights. My friend had to gradually train her to sleep with the lights off.

     
  • At 1:08 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Yay! So glad she's home where she belongs. Sounds like things are going well.

    As sourpatchbaby pointed out, we had the same issue with our newborn - his was with noise though - he freaked out if there wasn't *some* noise on, I think because he got used to the monitors, etc... We just played music for him.

     
  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Renee, said…

    Enjoy! I love having two babies around :o)

     
  • At 6:17 AM, Blogger Dream Mommy said…

    Actually the "room" she was in in the NICU was kinda dark.

     
  • At 6:57 AM, Blogger Tamara said…

    YAY!! I wonder if some of the fussiness might be a little jealousy (which would be a great sign of intellectual development, really - even if it is aggravating!). I can only imagine how wonderful it was to hold her and comfort her. Her little heart must be so full and happy!!

     
  • At 8:06 AM, Blogger Kitkat said…

    Congrats on having your litte girl home with you and the rest of your family. How wonderful!!!

     
  • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    I did this for a month when I still had Sugarbean and just got Gracie- It is so exhausting but so fun! I know you will get the swing of it thank God you have L! Sleep when you can!! That is the worst part! I am praying for you and hoping that you get to soak up all the joy of these days!!

     
  • At 10:50 AM, Blogger GLouise said…

    She sounds so adorable! Thrilled to know she is at home with her brother, mom and dad! ;-)

     

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