Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We've come back home

Well, we're home from the hospital now. If you would like to view photos, choose the link on the right side of this page, or click here: Scott's Birth

It's been nice being home from the hospital and sleeping in our own bed. The hardest part of staying in the hospital with Eva was that the pullout bed in her room was only 4.5 feet long, and so I had to curl up each night. I stayed with her every night, and am glad that I could do that. Eva really enjoyed my help with burping the baby after each feeding, and lifting him up to her to breastfeed Scott.

As we've come home, though it has been kind of difficult for Eva. She felt really ready to come home and was quite excited, but after being home a little bit, she realized that our bed is higher than the hospital bed, doesn't move to a sitting position, and the baby bassinet doesn't fit as close to our bed.

Well, I've been able to help Eva a bit. I had to take Scott to the lab for a blood test this morning, and was waiting for the results to see if he has Jaundice. He was only at a moderate risk of it, and in the past day since he's been home, he has improved quite a bit. The Doctor's office lets us know that he's doing well and improving so we just need to watch that he keeps eating and going to the bathroom.

All in all, it's wonderful to be home with a new baby. It's kind of hard, sleep wise, as the baby wants to cry and let us know it's time for him to eat. I get up and hand him over to Eva to help him. Then I nap while she's feeding him and she wakes me up again to burp him. It's nice. I'm glad I'm able to help.

Here he is yesterday when he came home. Doesn't his outfit look cute?


Amy said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you commented on my blog, because I didn't even know you had a blog, and now I do. :)

These pictures are adorable, and I'm sure you're THRILLED to finally have him here.

Sue said...

What a little cutie! I'm glad he made it here safe and sound and that all three of you are doing well. :) What a good lookin' family!

Shane and Linda said...

He is adorable! What a great dad to help out so much! Us mommy's need all the help we can get!

P.S. I'm glad I found your blog :)