Thursday, January 14, 2010

Six weeks old and HOME!!

Exactly six weeks ago Adele made her gand entrance. Today she was discharged and we are so happy to have her home! It's strange to not be going to the hospital any more, and to have a tiny baby at home, and the lack of nurses to call is a little unnerving, but so far we're coping. She's asleep on my chest right now, and it is the most wonderful feeling!


She last had an A/B spell 5 days ago, so came home on an apnea monitor just in case. It monitors her heartrate and breathing, and has an alarm so loud it makes your ears bleed. She'll probably have it for 2 weeks to a month. She has to wear it when she's sleeping or unattended, but she doesn't have to wear it when we're awake and paying attention to her. It's reassuring to have it because otherwise, I don't think we'd sleep!

After we got home and I called Ben to come home from work to help me keep Adele alive, and Grandma and Grandpa dropped Fiona off. She wasn't as excited to see Adele at home as she was in the hospital (which I now think she might have confused with a Zoo due to the viewing through the window) but she did try to poke her in the eye a lot, so I'm taking that as a good sign ;-)


So now here we are. Two little girls. In our house. Our family is complete! Here we go!

12 comments:

Hazel Spupspe said...

YAAY She's home!!! I'm so happy for you! Hope you're having a smooth transition.

Robbie said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Thats awesome! Good luck Lou and Ben!

P.S Ben, Your totally outnumbered now, not that you had much chance against the first two.

Lots of Love

Robbie and Raiya
xx

Michelle said...

That is so great, the best news ever! And Robbie's right, you are soooo outnumbered now Ben...good luck! x

Ali said...

It's so exciting! And it's so cute that she took a nap on you! Yeah, I imagine trying to preven Fiona from poking the baby all the time will be a full time job! Good Luck! XXX

C. L. Hanson said...

That's wonderful -- glad to hear she's progressing so well!!

Mum said...

What an exciting day you had! I am so pleased to see her at home. Suddenly Fiona looks like a person and not at all like a baby!

Cathy said...

I LOVE the zoo idea. Fiona is so funny. Guys...she is a beautiful baby! Hooray...she's home!

stacylsc said...

So excited to read that Adele is home...I'm sorry if I seem like a stalker...maybe I am. :) I am 33 weeks and have been on modified bedrest since 25 weeks..found your blog on a 'google' search and have been watching your progress. Decided it might be a little creepy that I'm not making myself known and decided to stop being a 'lurker'! Anyhow, so happy that Adele is home and wish you all the best!

Louise said...

Thanks everyone!

Hazel, I am so excited for your little one to meet my little one!

Robbie and Raiya, Michelle, Mum and Ali - can't wait to visit you so you can meet her!

Hi CL! Me too!

Hi Cathy! She does love the zoo!

Hi stacylsc! Welcome! Thanks for reading and commenting! 33 weeks is great, congratulations! If you have questions or want to chat, feel free to email me... louisehamer83 (at) yahoo (dot) com. Good luck!

Lori said...

So when is the par-tay? The Little Family is all about coming to your house now ;)

Congratulations!

Jocelyn said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for your family. Those apnea monitors can be very annoying, but they do provide some peace of mind. Have lots of fun, and hope to see you sometime in the near future.

Louise said...

Lori, we can party as soon as I get the bathroom cleaned. So maybe in a year?

Thanks Jocelyn! We definitely have more peace of mind! I kind of like it for the most part...