Friday, September 30, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Baby T 2 Weeks Old

Baby T turned 14 days old Wednesday (9.21.11). Baby C went to the babysitters while I took Baby T with me to get my flu shot (at DH's school). That night we took her "0" picture. We took it this day because we wanted to be able to compare it to Baby C's picture which was taken at 2 weeks also (after Baby C came on last year it took several days for the stickers to arrive when I ordered them).

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Baby T's 1st Appointment

Baby T had her first appointment on Monday, September 12, 2011. Loading up to get there took us a little while, but we managed. It had rained a little the night before so there was water standing in the parking lot. My DH carried in Baby T and I held Baby C's hand as she walked. Halfway in, I had to pick her up (which I probably shouldn't have done---since I was still in pain from delivery and engorgement had fully set-in). We walked in the first set of doors and I immediately lost my footing. I did everything that I could so that Baby C wouldn't get hurt. I recovered. I started crying. It hurt SO FLIPPING BAD! My DH asked if I was okay. We then went in and I sat down while my DH checked us in and told them that the floor was slick (perhaps they had another rug that they could put out). When I went up to the counter to fill out paperwork the receptionist has realized why we were there and immediately asked if I was okay.

After filling out the necessities, we were soon taken back. Baby T weighed 6lbs12oz. She was back over birth weight. She measured 19 inches long which was .75 shorter than birth....hmm, anyway.... Her head circum. was about the same. The DR. asked the basics (forumla, sleeping issues/location, etc..) and asked us how Baby C was doing.

She asked if we were getting flu shots (which we did on 9.21.11) and asked if we wanted Baby C to have one. They had some in stock, so even though we were unprepared Baby C got her flu shot. It went better than expected.

Baby T's next appointment is at 1 month. We are going to schedule Baby C's 15 month appointment for the same time. Ohh boy, both girls needs shots next time...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mommy's Lil Shoppers!

We made it through our first shopping trips without running over anyone with the double stroller! That thing is huge!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Newborn Pictures & Sibling Love

Teegan's Newborn & Sibling Love Pictures - Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hospital Stay Pictures

 (Not sure why this one flipped, it was the right way on my desktop. Baby T has a birthnmark on the middle of her forehead and on her left eye. The ped. at the hospital said that it should fade with time, but will probably show up at certain times (emotional, hot, cold, etc...) when she is older. Baby C has two birthmarks on her chest, but hers are rasied up and did not start showing up until around 1 month old.
 My sister C brough Baby C and my nephew C to the hospital Thursday morning for a visit.
 This sign was put on our door on the 2nd floor by the hospital staff.
 My husband's purchase before we left the hospital. He also bought a box of bubble gum cigars (the same one he bought when we brought Baby C home).
 Her going home outfit.
The lady who was with transportation offered to take these pictures. I am glad that she did!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Induction Day - Part 2

Part 2
At 2:50pm I called my sister C to ask her to start heading to the hospital with Baby C. She had to get her little ones off of the bus and meet her husband and then she would be there. My husband called his mother at the same time to tell her that it was time to push. Apparently she left work a little early (anticipation?). The nurse made the calls to get the surgical tech in to set-up the supplies and found out the doctor was within 15 minutes. It was time! A little after 3:00pm I started to push. The doctor arrived not too much later (I would say around 3:10pm) and by 3:20pm our September Blessing made her appearance!
 Early the morning of induction! 40w3d!
 Welcome to the world precious
 Teegan Michaela Lee H~~~~
Born 9.7.11 at 3:20pm
19.75inches long
Approximately 14in head circum.
 Baby T getting checked out by our nurse D.ani
 What a special memory!! Our nurse likes to do this for the dads!
 I got to hold Baby T immediately after birth (skin-to-skin). Afterwards, she was checked out by our nurse and my husband took pictures, got the foot prints, etc... He then got to complete her first feeding (S.imilac A.dvance). I then got to hold her again (by this time she had her eyes treated). For the next two hours, we were both monitored. My husband saw his mom and dad pull into the hospital parking lot. Soon afterwards, he went out to the waiting room to tell them that she had be born. They tried to get information out of him, but he kept it all a secret until they met her. I called my sister again to check to see where they were. We knew she wouldn't be long so we waited for Baby C to arrive before letting anyone else meet Baby T. When Baby C arrived, my husband's dad called him to let him know. He went to the waiting room to get her.
 I can't put it into words what it was like when the girls met. It was simply amazing! Baby C met Baby T a little after 5pm. Then, my husband took Baby C to the waiting room to get everyone else (my sister C, FIL and MIL). They came back around 5:10pm or so. Everyone was introduced and took turns holding the newest member of the family. Baby C then got her gift from her Baby Sister (L.ittle P.eople toy). She loved it!
 At 5:25pm we had to be moved to the 2nd floor (Mommy & Baby). This was standard practice (if all is well it's a two hour stay on the 3rd floor after delivery). The nurse pulled up with my wheelchair as I was on the phone with my sister R telling her the good news. My husband also texted several other family members the details.
 Once we were downstairs, both Baby T and I were checked out. Then, she was given her first bath by the nurse. I was then able to get more skin-to-skin time.
 The first outfit she wore was the unisex ducky sleeper we had bought before we found out gender.
First picture of my husband with his two girls.
Our family stayed until a little before 8pm (the end of visiting hours). After giving Baby C hugs and kisses, I wanted to cry. I held it in though. That was the first night we had ever stayed without her. It was tough. But, it was important for us to spend time with our newest addition. A little while after everyone left, we texted a few other people and posted the new on FB.
As for me... I was doing well. The delivery was quicker than I could have ever imagined and pushing was fast. The epidural was amazing once it took full effect. The hardest part of pushing was getting enough breath. I can't believe how much your water leaks and how quickly/intense my contractions were so soon! My husband was amazing during the entire labor and delivery (---hospital stay actually). As the epidural wore off, I itched like crazy. At first I declined B.enadryl, but I had to take them up on the offer later. We spent two nights in the hopsital. Healing from the delivery needed to be moniored and so far I am doing much better. When I was being discharge the nusre asked about my breasts (we are formula feeding);  I had absolutely no pain. By Saturday morning, they had grown several sizes, engorgement to the max had set in and I began leaking. I was not prepared at all for the pain and heaviness in my chest. Baby T was feeding well, but by the next monring she was having some spitting up issues (literally not getting 1mL and then spitting up everything from the prior feeding). We switched to S.imilac S.ensitive and the issues seemed to be fixed. SHe was monitored closely since I was GBS+. DUring the second day Baby T failed her hearing test and failed the same one the next morning. But, when taken to the nursery for a more sensitive test she passed qucikly. They guessed that she had some 'goo' left in her ear. Big sign of relief. They had told us that we would have to wait two weeks and then go to our C.hildren's Hospital for an exam. Could you imagine waiting two weeks for that test? On night two, we sent Baby T to the nursery for a few hours in the middle of the night. I felt terrible. I knew that we wouldn't have that ability at home. But, when we pushed her bassinet into the nursery we saw that there were at least 12 other babies. We no longer felt so bad. Those few hours of sleep were amazing! During that time, her bili was checked and she was given her Hep. B shot. They also weighed her one last time at 6lbs4oz. We were discharged early Friday morning and left the hospital parking lot at 10:53am.


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