|Getting ready to go in the OR|
|seeing Kate for the first time|
|Kate's first pic with Mom and Dad|
|Skin to skin with Mom|
|on the way to recovery|
|meeting Grandma for the first time!|
|Max and Claire coming in from school to meet their baby sister!|
|Not quite sure what to think!|
|Max wanted to hold her first! Claire kept her distance, which surprised me.|
|Grandpa with all three of his grand kids|
|First picture of our family of FIVE!|
|Claire and Nanny|
Mom has been a HUGE help for all of us. She and Dad kept Max and Claire Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night and have done things during the day for either me or the kids. So thankful for her. Also, thankful she will be able to help me next week when Justin will be back and work!
We had most of our visitors Monday afternoon. My BFF since I was two drove from Wilmington just to meet Kate, then turn around ane drove back!
|Katie meeting Kate!|
Later that afternoon, our pediatrician and dear friend, came to check Kate out.
Next up--bath! Part of the newer mother baby they are doing at our hospital, is waiting for bath. Kate didn't get her first bath until well over eight hours. Six hours is the minimum--then they have to keep body temp above 98.0 for two consectutive hours to get bath. There is no more taking them to the nursery to get bathed, it's all in your room! Then after bath, you do skin to skin again!
Overall our first night went great! Kate continued to nurse well and we even got some sleep!
I'll try to post a little about the other days as well!