Sunday, July 20, 2008

Doctor Visit 7/17/08

Thursday was Brooke's first trip to the pediatrician. Overall it went very well. It seemed funny to fill out the paperwork and see "Brooke Bresnan" on everything and not Lindsay. I'm still getting used to the fact that I now have TWO kids! Another weird coincidence happened at the doctor with the whole name thing. When I signed her in, the child's name ahead of ours on the list was "sarah" and the mom's first name was "brooke". Mike and I just shook our heads and laughed. It's still weird!!

Here is Aunt Patti trying to wake and warn a sleeping Brooke that she's about to get the doctor once over!
Getting our weight checked. Brooke was born at 8.7 and was down to 8.2 at hospital discharge.
Two days home and we're up to 8.4! YAY, we're going in the right direction.
Here is Brooke with her Pediatrician. Brooke is not looking thrilled and like the true half Italian she is she's expressing it with her hands!!!

Thursday was sort of a wild day. I completely over did it myself. We left the house thinking we'd be gone just a couple of hours and we were gone about seven. Mike had a doctors appt as well and it was right across the street from our pediatrician. Turns out Brooke was looking a little jaundice still to her doctor so we had to go to the lab for a biliruben check. This would not have been so bad but because of our insurance we had to go to a NSH facility (as we get 100% coverage on labs if we do). So we planned to go to Mike's appt first and then up to NS Cherokee for labs. Well, Mike's appt took FOREVER and then his doctor wanted an xray which we had to go to another office for. UGH. So two doctors appts turned into four separate places we had to go. The blood work on Brooke came back great so that was good news. Her levels are going down and she does not have to go back to the doc now til she's one month old! Hooray!

Thank you Aunt Patti for coming over Thursday, going with us everywhere and helping us with Brooke over night! Wednesday was a crash day for all of us we were so tired. I finally got a good night sleep last night for the first time in over a week! Brooke on the other hand has now got her day and nights mixed up and kept Daddy up all night last night. So once again, I'm up bright and early and they are sleeping in. We have a lot of family visits planned for today so I'm hoping we can keep her up some and get her to sleep more tonight! My awesome husband took care of her all night last night and let me sleep! Thanks babe, I really needed that!

Lindsay is coming home today! I can't tell you how excited (and a bit scared) I am to have both of my girls finally at home with us!! I absolutely have been missing her to death and the hormones have been horrible the last two days because of it. I can't wait to hug and kiss her sweet face today! I know we're on borrowed time again. Once Mike has his next surgery in a month or so she'll be spending time away at relatives again. I'm so thankful for this don't get me wrong, it's just so hard on me not to see her every day. I swear she changes so much every time she goes away from me. I can't bear to think that I'm missing anything! But for now I'm not going to think about it. By tonight we'll have our family of four under one roof for the first time! I may regret it come 3 a.m. when Brooke has all of us up...LOL! It should be an interesting night around here. I guess Mike and I will be drawing straws for who watches Barney and who rocks and feeds the baby!! HA! Good times!


MBKimmy said...

Good luck tonight - I think Lindsay will sleep right through it all and you will be amazed - now if you could sleep through the night you would be good - hahaha

Love you all and I hope it is wonderful - don't over do it!

Melanie said...

I have had some major catching up to do. I have really enjoyed getting to catch up on all of your post. Brooke is an absolute doll. I am so jealous of all of that hair and the headbands! LOVE THEM!!!! Ah, I know that you are in heaven. Enjoy every minute and then some!

Anonymous said...

aww, love the pics of Brooke! she is just gorgeous. try to rest up and take care of yourself. you don't want to overdo it so soon after your c-section. forgive me, i am codependent!! and i need to make sure you rest yourself!! :)

love the all the posts!

Erin Kathleen said...

Good luck with both girls. I know it will be a handful, but you will feel so much better just having everyone under one roof. I know I just need everyone in their places to be comfortable (especially when my hormones are going nuts after having a baby).

I was lucky with Calli and I got to go home from the hospital the day after I had her. I wanted to go home that day since I had her at 6:17am and I'd been there one night already but they wouldn't let me. I spent all Saturday morning trying to get through all the red tape and get us home. I just came home and sat on the couch and snuggled my girls. I was exhausted and had no idea what we were eating or how we were going to sleep at night, but everyone was home and it was just such a great feeling.

Lindsay will learn to sleep through Brooke's screaming and Brooke will learn to sleep through Lindsay's. The second one is more durable, more neglected and more adaptable...because they have to be. Can't wait to hear how the first night as a family went!

Heather said...

What a day! I hope all goes well with both at home.