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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Erin update

Yes, Erin and I are now both home. I was discharged on Friday, feeling much better, thank you. Erin had to stay at the hospital one more night, for a reason that completely irritated me. One of her challenges is the fact that both of her hips are dislocated due to the way she was positioned and the cramped quarters that resulted after my water broke. On Thursday, the orthopedic doctors fitted her with a harness that will hopefully reposition her hips, but they neglected to weigh the harness before they put it on her. As a result, her pediatrician couldn't tell if she was gaining weight, and needed to get her weight with the harness (which cannot be taken off except by the orthopedic doctors) on both Friday and Saturday morning. To say I was irritated by this turn of events is putting it mildly.

Anyway, we're home, and we made it through the first night. Miss Erin decided to challenge us by sleeping for four hours at a time during the day, and only 2 hours between feedings at night! Hopefully her internal clock will become more Mom and Dad friendly in the next week or so.

On to some pictures!

Here is her very first picture, taken when she was on her way from delivery to the NICU. Not a happy baby! She looks very short due to the fact that her legs were essentially in a yoga position.
Here she is after she's been cleaned up a bit more. Yes, that's Grandma's (MIL's) finger in her hand.
And a bit of a close-up, showing off her eyes.
For someone so small, she's commanding a lot of attention. I've managed to stitch a total of one length of thread over the past week! :-)

26 comments:

Doris said...

oh so beautiful and cute litle princess!.
congratulations!

Laura K said...

Oh, how beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!!

Karen Conley said...

She's adorable! Congratulations!

Amber Rutz said...

I am always amazed at what God can do. She is beautful. You are so fortunate to have her.

Edy/Grandma said...

It's great that you are both (all three) home together. Get used to her regular irregularity!
She is as beautiful as her Mommy and Grandma!

Karol said...

what a pretty little girl. congrats and may you get some sleep.

jcayemberg said...

She's beautiful...I am so glad you are both home. Congratulations.
Blessings,
julie

Diane said...

Congratulations. How precious!

Virpi said...

Congratulations! Erin looks adorable.

Lindsay said...

She's beautiful, Congratulations again

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

She really is lovely, and I am glad you are both home safe. Remember to nap when she does. Don't do chores, at least not every time she goes down. You need sleep, too!

Katrina said...

What a sweetie, she's just gorgeous and so tiny! Hope the braces do their job and you can be rid of them soon. Glad you are all home together :-).

Mary Corbet said...

Welcome home to both of you!

Sweet little thing, isn't she?!

Congratulations, Jeanne!

Karoline said...

Glad to hear you're both home. Erin's a real cutie

Anonymous said...

Jeanne, it's wonderful to see these pictures of Erin. I love the expression on her face as she holds on to grandma's fingertip. I'm very thankful you're both safely home.

Best wishes,
Elizabeth

Elmsley Rose said...

Awwwwww

Anonymous said...

Jeanne,

She is so adorable! Congratulations!

Karen

Milly~ said...

She's just gorgeous Jeanne. Congrats.

Cyn said...

Hi Jeanne,

Congratulations on Erin's arrival!

Glad to hear that you are both home and settling in. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Coni said...

Why, yes indeedie, you DID give birth twelve days ago, and if I may say so...WELL DONE, YOU! Congratulations to you and your lovely family and thank you for your comment on my blog. You have single-handedly restored my faith in humanity.

doris said...

Jeanne, I read your comment on Coni's blog, so I had to stop in over here to offer my congratulations. Your Erin is so precious. Have fun getting to know your little stranger!

Siobhan said...

Erin is just adorable!! Congratulations and a load of best wishes. :)

Beth in IL said...

Erin is beautiful. I will give you the advice I was given long ago: enjoy her. Your stitching will be here, but she will grow so much during these first few years. Enjoy her!

anniebeez said...

Awwwww!!!! She is so beautiful! Congrats again Jeanne! Enjoy her!

gottastitch said...

This is your best creation yet. Wishing Erin many years of health and happiness. And the love of needlework.

gottastitch said...

This is your best creation yet!

Wishing Erin many years of health, happiness and the love of needlework.