Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wow - we had a busy weekend! Lots of firsts for Taylor!
Friday started off with her first appt with the pediatrician. She weighed in at 8lbs 10ozs! We really liked the doctor (thanks to Amanda V for the referral). She told us that she heard a small heart murmur and we now have an appt to see a cardiologist this Wednesday morning. We were told that it's not uncommon and it could be something that she just grows out of. We won't know anything else until Wed. From there we met up with Antonio to go to Sprint and get our new phones. Yes - we are dorks and were pretty pumped about them. Dear Crazy! Afterwards we went out to lunch and Taylor did great. She had a full belly so she just slept in her car seat while we ate. We came back to relax a bit and decided that we would go to Friday Night Live since our friend Julie was singing back up with the band that night. Heather and Matt were going so we met up with them and headed to downtown Herndon. We were a little nervous and wondering how Taylor would do and she ended up sleeping through it all. She got up to have her diaper changed and to have a bottle and then went right back to sleep. A few pics from the evening are below.
Saturday was a little less eventful. Everyone came to us so we had a nice day at home. It was the first day since we brought her home that we didn't have to go anywhere. Boy was that nice! Taylor got to meet Brandi and Brooke in the afternoon. Brandi brought her a new little watermelon outfit that she just can't wait to wear! Thanks B!
Later that day Heather came by and we gave Taylor a bath. Fun for us - not so much for Taylor! Who doesn't love that little bunny towel! ;0)
Shortly afterwards Lauren, Seca and Jessie came by for a BBQ. We had a great time - even though I burnt 1/2 of the hot dogs. And I mean burnt! To quote Heather "hot dogs aren't supposed to be that crunchy!!" Seriously - who let me work the grill!?! Good thing the burgers and corn came out alright!
Yesterday we were supposed to go to our family friend Petre's 90th bday party. LONG story short.....turns out the venue was changed but no one thought it necessary to tell my dad or aunt so there was 9 of us at the wrong place. We ended up at our favorite (well - not Jacqueline's) Kabob place in Arlington for a family dinner. Once again - Taylor just slept through most of it. She woke up to eat and hung out on Ben's lap for a little while before nodding off again.
Nicole stopped by this morning and then it was just the 3 of us hanging out at home which was nice as I needed a day to recover. HA!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I felt like I was waking up on Christmas morning today! I was so excited that we were finally going to be able to bring our little girl home! I can't even put into words (I know - shocking) how it felt to walk into the NICU with the car seat in hand and knowing it was our last time. We met with the doctor and one of the nurses to go over everything and at the end of our conversation the doc asked if we had any questions. I turned to the nurse and asked her if she wanted to come home with us! hahahaha Dear Crazy!!
One thing that the nurse did tell us was that Taylor might seem to be a little out of sorts after we get home and that it would probably be because our house is too quiet. She's been in the NICU for over 2 weeks with other babies, beeping monitors, doctors/nurses/parents always talking etc. So we get home and Ben starts straightening up. He started to vacuum and it didn't phase Taylor. He even went right by her while she was sleeping in the Boppy chair and she didn't even flinch! Don't worry - I took a picture to document it and it's below. hahahaha!
Here is the link to the pics on Snapfish http://www1.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=223171759/a=5781352_5781352/t_=5781352I can't wait for all of you to meet her! Call me whenever you are in the 'Burg!!
First car ride!
Having a bottle at Nana & Pop Pop's house
Yes - it's on!!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
My little sister got MARRIED this past weekend!! Even with the rain storm (which we dubbed Hurricane Jacqueline) that came in - we had an amazing wedding! She was absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I couldn't be happier for her and Todd! I'll post pictures as I get them but here is one of the bridal party.....
As of tonight - Taylor only has 4 more treatments of her antibiotics - the last of which is 6am on Wednesday morning! 2 out of the 4 doctors told us today that they don't see any reason why she can't come home at some point on Wed so we've got our fingers and toes all crossed that the other 2 agree!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
She's doing really well - up to 7lbs 13ozs now. Growing every day!
Jacqueline's wedding is on Saturday! The fun begins tomorrow morning when she and I go for our mani/pedi's. I can't wait for a little distraction - and what could be better than seeing your little sister get married!!! WOOO HOOO!
I'll post another update and pictures after the weekend is over.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Her daddy is very proud - she has a reputation in the NICU for being able to burp like a "truck driver". It really is amazing to hear what can come out of her tiny mouth. HA! Dear Crazy!
This is a short one as there is not much else to report at the moment. Everyone is doing well - just very tired.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Keeping the blog updated was a lot easier when I was still in the hospital and not even allowed to leave the floor that I was on. Sorry it's been a few days........
Not much new to report. Taylor has finished 4 of her 14 days of IV antibiotics. Ben and I have been spending a lot of time with her - we try to get in at least two feedings a day as well as lots of bonding time just holding her while she sleeps. She got to see Ben's parents today and my parents will be going with us for a feeding tomorrow. I'm hoping Aunt Jac can make it as well at some point because like she says - Taylor clearly misses her already. True Story!
Again - I have to thank all of you for your calls, emails etc checking in on us as well as Taylor. Much appreciated!! We are really looking forward to everyone being able to meet her.
Hope you are all having a good weekend and I'll check back in as soon as I can.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The doctors and nurses in the NICU here are absolutely amazing so we know she is in good hands. Ben and I are allowed to come and go 24 hours a day and we are able to hold her for her feedings so that helps me to feel better about all of this.
We are STILL waiting for my staples to be removed so we can be discharged and able to actually leave the hospital for a little while.
I'll continue to keep everyone posted.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
This is our 5th night here and we are officially just tired of being in the hospital. Everyone here is GREAT and we have no complaints on that end - we just can't wait to be in our own home again with our daughter. My staples are coming out in the morning and then I will be discharged at some point. I really don't want to have to leave without Taylor so keep crossing those fingers.
Can't wait for you all to meet the new "crazy" in the family. :0)