Thursday, April 30, 2009

Newborn Photos..finally

These pictures were taken when Caroline was 1 day old. A company called Sweet Pea Portraits has a studio in the nursery at the hospital. I was a little annoyed that we had to wait an entire month to get our newborn pictures in. We've been waiting for these in order to make our birth announcements.



















































Tuesday, April 28, 2009

4 week videos

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4th week..

Pouty face..aww




















































I guess she didn't like the shades













Tummy time








































































4 weeks old





























Jake watching The Price is Right















3rd week..

Caroline started staying awake more and interacting more during her third week. She turned 3 weeks old on April 21st, which was her original due date.




























She hangs out in her newborn lounger on the counter while I make her bottles. This day I gave her the nipple to keep her calm. She's impatient when it comes to eating. When she's hungry, she wants to eat immediately. Mario calls her little Stephanie..haha.












































Her umbilical cord stump fell off when she was 10 days old. Mario buried it in the back yard. Apparently it's good luck or something.















After baths her hair gets very fluffy and nothing will keep it down.







Monday, April 27, 2009

2nd week..

Ready for her first walk..she slept the whole time














Off to Wimberley for her car seat check














This is how she sleeps..swaddled and in the pack n play in our room














Easter














Her first real bath






























Order the month stickers from http://www.pickysticky.com/






















First week home..

Her first sponge bath













She was "tan" from the blue lights













She loves her Boppy Newborn Lounger













First time in the bouncy seat


























Jake loves her






Back to the hospital..

We took Caroline to the pediatrician the day after we got home from the hospital and they checked her biliruben levels. The pediatrician said she would give us a call when she got the results. She called us around 4pm and said we needed to take her to the NICU and she was going to have to be admitted. I lost it..what new mom wouldn't?
The Seton NICU staff was wonderful and they even had a room that we could spend the night in free of charge. They had to keep Caroline under the blue lights and she could only be taken out for feedings. They called every 3 hours and let us go in and feed her. It was sad to see our baby girl laying there under the blue lights.

Here's our yellow girl on the way to the pediatrician













Here she is at one of the feedings.














A nurse getting her situated after her feeding.













Hanging out under the blue lights..she did really well and didn't fuss at all.












Daddy excited about getting to take her home..for good this time.













Ready to go home again.