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Saturday, April 30, 2011

We're Still Here

We were able to make it home from the hospital just in time for Easter dinner with my family. It is amazing the difference in the recovery from my C-section to a vaginal birth. I so appreciate all of your prayers as we hoped for a VBAC. I'm so happy with the whole experience. I have to admit that I entertained thoughts of just asking for a section as the labor grew more intense and the waiting for the epidural drug on, but I'm so glad I stuck it out and had such a great support team!

We were very fortunate to end up in the antepartum section of TGH so we had two beds instead of just a reclining chair for George to sleep in.

Day 2


Going home










For now she is sleeping in the pack n' play in our room as we finish up the girls' new bedroom


First bath




Hannah and Kate were able to meet her in the hospital the day after she was born. They have been warming up to her. They ask about her and talk about her but are generally content to let her be, unlike her baby-loving cousin, Rachel. Rachel just loves babies right now and it's funny to hear her talk about Reagan.


Reagan had her first doctor's appointment on Wednesday. She weighed in at a whopping 7 lbs. 3 oz. I say whopping because most babies are still under their birth weight within the first week and she lost weight, gained it back, and then surpassed it. All of this despite having some minor nursing issues. I was able to see the lactation specialist at TGH and they helped get us back on track. They predicted she'd be quite the chunker with my milk supply and her quick weight gain. She also was a bit jaundice, but nothing the pediatrician was concerned about.


She's been sleeping great this past week. George is almost getting a full night's sleep except for when I get in and out of bed from feeding her. She's eating about every 3 hours. I'm tired but I have to say that nursing/feeding one baby is SO much easier than two. Maybe it's because I have my mom to help me during the day and George has had some time off, but I have not had the same exhausted feeling yet that I had with the girls.


Here's some video of her. It's nothing special but I thought the family out of town might appreciate it!



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2 comments:

  1. Looking forward to bringing you dinner tomorrow night!! What time do you like to eat? I think I could be there around 5:30 or 6, but I can come sooner if you need me to!

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  2. She is beautiful. Congratulations. We enjoyed spending time with Hannah and Kate at the family retreat! They loved my daughter Shelby!
    Gina Akos

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