Saturday, July 11, 2009

First few days home

Kate has had 2 doctor's appointments to re-check bilirubin levels (which are fine, jaundice is not an issue for her). We had one appointment Thursday and one Friday. Thursday she weighed 7 lbs 13 oz, which the nurse said was great -less than average weight loss. When we brought her back on Friday, she weighed 8 lbs 2 oz! She almost regained her birthweight (8 lb 3 oz) already! I was so excited! The nurse that we met with is also a lactation consultant, so on Thursday she had me breastfeed Kate while we were there so she could give us some pointers. She said that Kate is an expert and is doing great and really didn't have many tips for us - we got an A+. Go, baby, go!

Can I just say how much I love this little girl? She is so sweet and has been a great baby so far. I love to just cuddle her and stare at her. It's amazing how much I love her already and I've only known her for 5 days. We are settling in very nicely. She already has several nicknames including:
Kater Gator (usually when she's in an eating frenzy)
Little Moo

Breastfeeding has been our biggest challenge so far - even though we got a pat on the back from the lactation consultant. My little darling likes sleeping better than eating. I have a hard time keeping her awake to eat sometimes. It is getting better, though. My milk (aka Katorade) has definitely come in - that was an unmistakeable change that happened Thursday afternoon. Talk about boobs! Holy moly!

So all in all our first few days have gone really well. I am so happy and feel so lucky to have such a beautiful, sweet little girl. :)

Here are some pics from the past couple days:

Lily LOVES her new little sister and watches over her constantly.

Happy sleeper.
In her swing.


Alma1107 said...

She is adorable Bee, congrats!

mtendere said...

Awww...keep up the good work!

Mrs. Goodson...Woo Hoo!! said...

she is so adorabe!!

Eclipsed said...

She's such a cutie!

lady gray said...

Kateorade?!?!! I LOVE IT! :)

Mrs.Pink said...

She is just precious! So happy things are going great for you! :)

Shell said...

she is so sweet bee.

Lil'Misa said...

Congrats again. She is adorable and I love how your dog watches over her, that is so cute!

Mrs.F said...

She is beautiful!