Jan 10

Home Sweet Home

Posted by Matty

Nanc and the baby were discharged from the hospital on Friday. Let’s get you up to date.

Most importantly, mother and daughter are still doing fine, and they’re both sleeping sweetly in front of me right now.

Evie has just a little touch of jaundice, which our doctor tells us is pretty normal. She should be fine in a day or two with a little bit of indirect sunlight. Also, she’s on a two-hour feeding schedule through the weekend.

Friday was a big day. We were approved for discharge, and finally left the hospital around 1pm. Our hospital stay was great, but we were eager to get our newest family member home and start taking care of her for real. Nancy and Evie got a free wheelchair ride out to the car, and Evie got her first taste of cars and car seats.

At the (wise) suggestion of one of our nurses, I brought the car seat up to the room for a test fitting before the big event. This was a pretty good idea, since there was a bit adjustment to get her snug and secure. The ride home was quiet and uneventful. Evie slept the whole way. The hospital is only a five minute drive from home. But still. It was nice and Evie had a good ride.

Driving with a sweet innocent in the back seat was also a new experience for me. It’s a little nerve-wracking right now, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it soon.

When we got home, we introduced Evie to the cats. They are interested and a little confused. Mostly, they seem glad to have us back home, even if we are spending all of our time with a little pastel bundle.

Over the next few hours, we converted our bedroom into baby central. Since the baby was almost a week early, and we are both highly skilled procrastinators, there was some work to do, but now everything is set up.

After getting a little bit of food in my belly, I shut my eyes for a minute, and somehow four hours passed. Now it is Nanc’s turn to sleep, although I’m waking her up for breastfeeding every couple of hours.

Feedings are going well. Evie has already built up a little callous on her upper lip from nursing, and Nanc is trying hard to get her callouses built up too. Things are still a bit sensitive as they both get used to feeding. We’re hoping that Nanc’s milk comes in tomorrow.

Hang on a sec —

– Sorry about that. Just had to quiet a fussy baby (BURP!). Now where was I?

It’s been a big, full day (and night) and it’s good to be home. Sure, we could probably use a few more hours of sleep, but you won’t hear any complaints from me.

Phew! We made it through the first night at home!

last, a bonus video, from when we were still in the hospital.

9 Responses to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Lauren Says:

    Congrats!

  2. mom Says:

    love the videos. and also the pic of Nanc sucking her cute little baby toes. Evie continues to be a most beautiful baby! You guys did good!

  3. Rachel Says:

    I read this post and watched the video, smiling all the while. Then, I looked at the pictures and my heart stopped. Please, more baby toe pictures!!! I must eat those feet.

  4. botgurl Says:

    She is so cute with her hiccups :-) She definitely puts a smile on my face

  5. Kathy B. Says:

    Thanks for keeping us updated, Matty! I hope you all had a good day today on your first full day home. I love the video! Like the Botgurl said, you can’t watch it & not smile!

  6. Jen da Purse Ho Says:

    if we had her at my hospital, we would have kept her in the nursery to snuggle w/ her and play w/ her b/c she’s so chilled out! and so freaking’ adorable!

    her hiccups are just so so cute. *hiccup* *hiccup*

    you guys are lucky i didn’t bring my big purse. ;) hAHAHAH! jk.

  7. stina Says:

    omfg – i’m about to fall over from the cute overload. that is one pretty baby. like everyone else, the hiccups slay me. good job guys. we’ll hopefully be seeing you soon!

  8. kelly Says:

    Whoa, I don’t check blogs for a few days and you go and have a baby? Congrats to you and little Evie!

  9. Dave O Says:

    Congrats on the new arrival!!! You guys are great people and even greater friends. I know this baby is in good hands. I know what you both already know; you two have something that is going to last forever. I am glad that each of you found each other in this crowded, confusing place we call earth. Take care and Nancy…..Time for some Kool Aid BABY!!

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