Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Family of Four

We are starting to get settled in at home. Addison has been a dream baby. She eats, sleeps, poops and never cries. I'm sure things will change as she gets older though. Zack has been pretty good with her, but has been acting up a little bit. I've seen more tantrums in the last two days then I've seen in the past 2 1/2 years. Hopefully he'll adjust soon and I'll be able to do more with him once I start feeling a little better. My mom has helped me the last couple of days and tomorrow will be my first day on my own.

Addison had her first outing today. I decided to take advantage of my mom and have her chauffeur us around. I'm taking Tylenol with codeine and I'm not supposed to drive, plus I'm still a little sore and need both hands to support my bottom. We took Zack to get a haircut and then went to Target for a few things. The trip ended when Zack pulled down a shelf full of Halloween candy while trying to climb up to the kind he wanted.

I've got a lot of pictures to share from the past five days, so I'll start with the hospital pictures.

This is me on the laptop between contractions before they got too strong and close together. It helped to keep my mind off of the pain.

Welcome to the world Addison. Notice how bruised her ear is from the forceps, ouch!!

First bath immediately after her birth and before she got whisked away to NICU

Footprint for the baby book

Addison had to spend 2 1/2 days in NICU because she was grunting instead of crying after her birth. Luckily her tests came back negative for an infection and was able to come home when I was released. This is how we found her the morning after she was born. The IV in her head fell out later that day and I think the nurses poked her in every available vein trying to get it inserted again with no luck. She has bruises all over her hands. The doctor finally got it inserted using a magnifying glass head gear thing.

This was the first I was able to hold her except when she was laid on my chest right after her birth.

Ryan's first time holding her

Addison Marie with the IV in her hand

Big Brother Zack

Zack and Addison finally got to meet

Grandma Mary and Addison

Grandpa Ronnie with the kids

Zack making sure Addison is really here

Me and my babies

Our first family pictures

Getting ready to leave the hospital

Not happy about the car seat

I guess she just wanted her cutie hat

Getting into the car and heading home


Jennifer said...

Yay! I have been stalking your blog waiting for some Addison pictures! She is beautiful and you look GREAT!!!

I hope Zack gets back to his normal self soon!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE her pink carseat! And that pic of Zach giving Addison kisses is sooo sweet. And can I say that you do not look like a woman who just went through 16 hours of labor! You look great!

Amy said...

Awww that picture of Zack with her made me get all teary :) Congratulations, she's beautiful!!!