Well, today was the first entire day home with Daisy. It's been quite interesting as my mom was here for part of the day (then Sam and the kids took her back to the airport).
Daisy had a very good night last night. She nursed around 11:00pm, 2:00 am, and then again at 5:30 am. She slept great and so did I.
I got up at 6:00 am to get the kids ready for school and Daisy slept for all of that, which worked out well. I'm thinking she's a bit more yellow today which may be the reason why she's sleeping so well. We got to her check up tomorrow and we'll probably have her jaundice looked at then. She did have 2 really good poopy diapers so hopefully the bilirubin is breaking up and leaving her body.
The trickiest part is going to be watching Truman and making sure he doesn't hurt Daisy. He was not happy at all when he visited me at the hospital and now it seems that he may like her (he says "baby" when he sees her) but he is so rough that I can't tell if he's patting her head or hitting her. Plus, he's coming down with a cold and has been crabby as can be....not something I feel like dealing with, truthfully.
Anyway, I've decided to blog more so I can record everything about this joyous time in our lives. Daisy is our last baby and I want to cherish all of her babyhood and not forget any of it :o)
Our much anticipated bundle of joy entered the world on Friday, March 13th, 2009. Daisy Faith Thomas entered this world at 8:56pm, weighing 8 pounds 8.7 ounces and 21 inches long. Her apgars were 9 and 9 :o) This is the baby that we weren't sure would be born healthy or not. After 5 months of praying, hoping, and just counting on Faith, we were blessed with this precious baby girl that looks healthy! Praise God!
I arrived at the hospital at 7:00 am with Sam and Riley. It took a little bit to be admitted and set up in my room but they started my pitocin at 8:08 am. I had a very nice nurse, Ella, from Australia, that stayed with me all day, until about 7:10 pm. My water was broken around 9:30 and then I got my epidural in the 2:00 hour. It took several tries for my epidural got in, due to my scoliosis, and it hurt like heck, but once in all was good.
This happened to be my very longest labor ever...which seems kind of funny considering she's my 7th baby...but worth every second of it all!
Daisy is just soooo sweet! Loves her Mama, loves being held, and loves nursing. Now...if only my milk would hurry up and come in. Little Miss is hungry and has a super strong suck!
I'm Lea...proud Navy wife and blessed mama to Adria, Riley, Max, Minnie, Lincoln, Truman, and Daisy Faith.
I adore children so taking pictures of them comes naturally to me. I never get tired of my own kids pictures and I figure there must be other parents out there that feel the same way about their kids.