Sunday, December 13, 2009

She's finally out!

I love this picture that Mom took of Sharon and I at the hospital with the Christmas tree in the background!

We "nested" at this hospital on Wednesday night. Nesting means that we stayed the whole night with Sharon & did all of her cares and feedings by ourselves. If we needed help we could ask our nurse, but everything went fine. We didn't get much sleep because the "beds" we had were just chairs that fold out into beds and they were extremely uncomfortable. We got a nice surprise just before going to the hospital on Wednesday when we were told that we would be taking her home on Thursday instead of Friday. The picture above shows us getting all ready for Sharon's first car ride as we left the hospital.
We had to go up to Kingman the same day so that we could get her to the pediatrician on Friday and also pick up her meds. It's amazing how much better things are when you have a few hours of sleep.
Sharon likes this sling that I got with a gift card. She fell asleep quickly once I got her all settled into it. I sure am glad that my mom was able to come to Kingman with us, because she was a lifesaver! Sharon loves her grandma!
So she is officially 6 lbs 7 oz naked, and in good health according to the ped. We are so grateful to have her home & are quickly settling in to parenthood. She is such a little dumpling & is such a good baby. Even when she is fussy, once you fix the problem she settles right down. Hopefully things continue to go that way!
Thank you for all of your love, support and prayers through this whole journey. I know that the prayers have been heard and answered in Sharon's behalf & that all the little miracles we experienced were due to those prayers. We are so thankful that she's been allowed to stay & that we have such a precious gift in our lives!

8 comments:

Hazel said...

Caitlin I love these pictures of you with Sharon. I am so thrilled that all is well. Cheyenne can't wait until she can come see her.

Christine and Nick said...

HOORAY!!!! what a wonderful Christmas miracle!!!! And Caitlin, you look fantastic by the way, just thought I'd throw that in. :) Can't wait to see you!!!

Anonymous said...

SHARON, YOU DID IT!! CONGRATULATIONS FOR BEING OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. THAT IS SUCH GREAT NEWS. WE SEND ALL OUR LOVE AND SUPPORT YOUR WAY.
SHARON JUST KEEP RIGHT ON TRUCKING..........LOVE NANA

wilhelmway said...

So excited for you guys. What a great Christmas present to have her home! We love you guys! Can not wait to see her!

Rachel and Chris said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You look like such a good mommy!

Ashley C said...

I am so excited for you. She looks amazing, what a true blessing. Enjoy parenthood.

KacieFlake said...

Incredible! I am so happy for you! How great to have her home for Christmas!

Randi said...

That is so amazing Caitlin!!! Congrats Caitlin, Ammon, and Sharon! You are such great parents and I'm so happy for you!