Tuesday, June 11, 2013

and then there were 3

I'm just popping in to announce the arrival of our sweet baby girl. She was born May 28, which means she's now 2 weeks old. (Her official due date was June 8.)
 
She's a sweetheart. To put it briefly and vaguely, her entrance to the world was dramatic (or traumatic)? 21 hours of labor, a 104 degree fever for me, and a whole host of other issues landed her in the NICU (neonatal intensive care) for a week (and I couldn't see her 'til the next day). She needed a little bit of help breathing, had to have a lumbar puncture (*shudder*), and had antibiotics for a week. Had an IV in her head at one point (not something I enjoyed seeing).

She came home June 4. Unfortunately the trouble didn't end there, as our household has been plagued with various illnesses requiring middle of the night ER visits and doctor appointments and prescription pain killers (oh my). Yet even with her parents falling apart, she's thriving. We're finally getting our feet under us around here and adjusting to life as a family of three.

I've been putting more photos on Instagram periodically.