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!