Saturday, October 20, 2007

New Roommate

The NICU doctor let Addison room in with me tonight. They will come get her at 3:30 AM for antibiotics and then bring her back again. We get to miss the 4 AM feeding, which is a nice bonus. We still have to wait to get her blood test results back tomorrow, but she seems to be completely healthy. As long as the results are negative we should be able to go home together tomorrow.

Zack spent six days in NICU and they made us room in together before we could take him home too, but I had already been released from the hospital so they have a separate wing for parents that is rarely used that we had to spend the night in. The wing was scary. It was dark and no one was around. It felt like we were in the middle of a horror movie and we just knew the killer was coming to get us. Needless to say, I am so so happy that we are in post-partum still and that the doctor must think the results will be negative and she should be released tomorrow.

We brought her to my room at around 6 PM and my parents brought Zack at about 7 PM, so the kids finally got to meet. Zack was pretty good with her and gave her lots of hugs and kisses. He sang her the ABC song and gave her a pink caterpillar stuffed animal that he had picked out. He kept saying she is a such a cutie. I don't know where he picked that up, but it was cute. He also lifted up my shirt and thought Addison was still inside my belly. He said there are two Addisons and was pulling on my belly and trying to get the second Addison out.

The NICU doctor said this morning that Addison's head is larger than the rest of her body and it was time for her to get out. It was a good thing that I was induced.

I also want to say congratulations to our friends Tammi and Tony and big sister Abi who welcomed Addison's birthday twin Avri into the world on 10/19 also. Zack and Abi were born one day apart and now Addie and Avri have the same birthday. I can't wait to meet her!

Here are a couple unedited pictures of little miss Addison. Hopefully she'll be able to get rid of her IV tomorrow. Thankfully Zack didn't mess with it too much. We tried to keep it hidden under her clothes.

Big Brother Zack and his new drill


Amanda said...

She's just beautiful!!!!

Jaidean said...

She is beautiful! So glad you guys go to come home today! Hope she sleeps well for you tonight!!! Good luck!