Sunday, January 13, 2008

the end of a long but great week

We came home from the hospital on Thursday. The introduction to Angel went better than we had expected...we've had a few instances of Angel getting a little too close for comfort to Katelyn, but for the most part, she's pretty much ignored her. I'm sure that will change when Katelyn is older and moving around more. Angel has started standing guard by whoever is holding Katelyn a lot of the time.

Thursday night, which was really the first night we had with her (since she was in the NICU every night in the hospital), did not go very well. Katelyn wasn't very happy most of the night.

Tammy's parents left on Friday so we could have some time with her by ourselves. Things went pretty smoothly for the most part. Friday night and Saturday night were a lot better, and we actually got a decent amount of sleep. Katelyn has to eat every 3-4 hours, but in between those feedings she's sleeping pretty well, which means we are too. The nursing is going pretty well for Tammy, and both her and Katelyn are getting better and better at it each time. Katelyn hasn't had a drop of formula since I think Friday.

There is always a lot to do with a newborn at home...the clothes washing, bottle washing, rocking, feeding, has been a very tiring week but a great one! Tammy's mom is back tonight and will be here this week to help Tammy since I have to go back to work tomorrow. Katelyn's first appointment with her pediatrician is also in the morning.

Hopefully I'll find time to post more pictures and get Katelyn's web page all ready!