Our first picture together.
Since I had her so late in the evening, family got to meet her the following day. Nate was super excited to meet his baby sister. He came into the room and immediately started looking for her!
Nate loves his little sister!
Abby's temperature leveled out and her blood sugar tests started coming back normal on Monday. She was a champion eater at the hospital chugging 1+ ounce every two hours. Since she was so little none of the clothes we had would fit her. Matt's mom ended up buying her a few preemie outfits including a dress for her to wear home. She was originally supposed to wear my old dress home, but it was going to act more like a tent than a dress!
Snuggle time with Daddy
She has hair! Hopefully she'll wear all of the headbands and bows she owns.
Thankfully she was not as jaundiced as Nate and passed her test Tuesday afternoon. We were both discharged and the real fun began!
Daddy was in charge of getting her dressed to leave the hospital.
Abby was not a fan of her new dress.
Abby's first car ride!
Nate was very supportive of Abby on her ride home. He would check in on her and tell us she was sleeping and if she started to fuss he would tell her it was all going to be okay.
Abby had her newborn appointment at four days old and was a little jaundiced. We were told to put her in the sun and we did.....
Ready for her sun time
She doesn't seem to amused by the walk in the sun!
Nate was a great helper on our walk!
We are settling in now as a family of four. Things are definitely different and we are all sleep deprived, but we're working on figuring it all out! Abby is a very welcomed addition to our home. Nate loves to give her kisses and helps out when he can.
Holding baby sister
One of our first trips out as a family and she is rocking the headband!
Our first family photo
Finally, on a lighter note, I want to include a little bit of the hospital ambiance that I was able to experience while in triage and the delivery room. The hospital had lovely cloud covers on the fluorescent lights directly above the beds. After staring at them long enough I was able to make out some cloud animals. These lights made me laugh and I just thought I would share them with you!