Wow. I can’t believe it’s already been 1 month. The time has flown, and it’s been so sweet getting to know you and falling more in love with you every day. You could not be sweeter! Our favorites have been:
Hearing you “purr”:
Watching you smile and laugh in your sleep:
My first day of maternity leave was Monday, 11/17. I spent the day running errands, and painting your “Fearfully and Wonderfully and Beautifully Made” picture. That night, as we were going to bed, I started getting contractions!
After about 18 hours of labor, you were born on Tuesday, 11/18, at 4:24pm. You were 6lb 8oz and 21 inches long. You had a good strong cry when they took you out!
We stayed in the hospital until Friday, 11/21. The doctors were mostly keeping an eye on your weight and bilirubin levels. After being home for less than 24 hours, we had to check back in (on Saturday, 11/22) for your jaundice. Daddy and I were so sad! We thought we’d need to leave you in a separate room under those lights by yourself. When we found out we had our own room with you, we were thrilled and relieved! And, thank God, you didn’t mind the lights. They were nice and warm, so you were a happy camper (and so were we!). 🙂
We checked out of that hospital on Monday, 11/24, then you had doctor’s appointments on Tuesday, 11/25 and Wednesday, 11/26. Thursday, 11/27 (Thanksgiving) was your first day without any doctor visits or heel pricks! We spent the day at home, enjoying you, and doing your very first photo shoot:
A couple days later, Aunt Boo came over to help us take some more pictures:
Over the past month, you’ve had many visitors (including, but not limited to, the ones below):
Grandma and Grandpa
Nana and Papa
Aunt Sara and Hannah
Aunt Katie also came to see you the day you were born! You got to meet your cousins Avery and Kennedy when you were a couple weeks old (but we don’t seem to have any photos of that visit).
[Added note: 11/28/14: Your first walk around the block!]