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Thursday, June 18, 2009

WE ARE HOME!!!

I am so sorry that I haven't updated in a few days, but yesterday was kind of a hard one for me.  First of all, I did not sleep Monday or Tuesday night...AT ALL!!!  But, it was my choice, I think I was running on a huge adrenaline rush.  Harper was wonderful, though! (And, by the way, Daddy slept great! ha:)  

Anyway, I had planned on getting up Wednesday morning, getting ready and packing, and coming home to sleep.  WELL, Miss H had other plans.  Her dr. came by to do her assessment that morning and he said she had developed jaundice pretty badly.  Her levels were 12.7, which was over the 95% mark.  I was like, "Okay, no big deal...lots of babies have jaundice."  Then he said if it goes untreated, it could cause brain damage.  LET THE FLOOD GATES OPEN!!  I just started crying and crying!  I knew she'd be okay, but I guess with the hormones and not sleeping in 2 days, it finally hit me.  So, yesterday, she had to be put under lamps and we only got to see her every 3 hours for only 30 minutes at a time and that was purely to feed her.  So, we still had to get everything packed up and they gave us a complimentary room to stay in next to the nursery.  I finally cheered up close to lunch and it turned out to be a pretty good, restful day.  And, once I could see her, and knew she was okay, I was okay.  (Look how cute she looks....I told everyone she was the coolest chick in there laying in the tanning bed w/ her shades on. LOL)

So, this morning, the dr. came by and checked her levels again and they were down to 9.7, which is below the 40% mark.  He said he never thought it would go down that much over night....then he said, "But obviously your baby likes to surprise me!" ha:) She's being stubborn w/ him now! lol  So, we have to take her back to the dr. tomorrow just to make sure they haven't gone way up today and then she should be good to go.  So, we packed up and headed to Rock Island....

Look at one of the many items we had to load up in the car...Have you ever seen such beautiful flowers?  These were literally carried into the delivery room just minutes after Harper arrived.  They have opened up and are blooming beautifully!  The card was extra sweet too.  It read "Even though there is another girl in my life now, I think you'll understand.  I love you!"  Say it with me....awwww!!!!!  Brandon has been great, if I haven't said that enough.

This is a pic that Brandon took with his phone.....He loves it when her eyes are wide open and she's looking around!  And, have I told you how much I love double chins now? LOL

And, as far as the breastfeeding is going, it is going really well.  She eats really well and my milk came in today and I didn't even realize it! LOL  I guess that was a first for the lactation department. ha:)

So, we are doing WONDERFUL!  I don't know if we have ever been happier.  Brandon is doing great and is so, so much help.  He has done anything and everything I have needed him to without saying a word!   (Maybe we should have more kids! ha:)  Harper loves her new home and her new room and she was so good the whole way home....she was snug as a bug in her carseat.As we got closer to home, I told B that we needed some milk, bread...you know a few necessities from the store, so we stopped at the new Dollar General they just built a few miles from our house.  While he was inside, Harper was telling me how much she loved shopping!  I think she wants to go soon.....what do you think?

Well, I'm off to feed my baby....

xoxo, Kara C:

13 comments:

THE PARKERS said...

I just love the last picture. She is so so cute. And I know I do and so will you dress up is great and its always gotta be pink for the princess.... Enjoy her....

Natasha Vaughn, Cake Designer said...

Soooo precious.

Kandice Patrick said...

OH MY GOODNESS! HOW CUTE IS SHE???? SHE IS GORGEOUS! You look GREAT! I'm so happy for you!

P.B.M. said...

She Is Beautiful. Makes Me Sad That Casey And Corey Are All Grown Up.

You Did Good!

Love To You, Paula

april said...

She is beautiful Kara! So happy for ya'll! It looks like she's smiling in the last one. I love your little strap covers too!

~Kim~ said...

Kara~You don't know me, but I stumbled upon your blog from Mrs. LeAnne Grissom's Lots of Loops. I just wanted to tell you that your new baby is just precious! Babies are the greatest gift of all! You have a beautiful family!!!

Lana said...

Kara, she is just beautiful!! You look great, too! The roses are so pretty!

Lana said...

I meant to tell you...I left you an award on my blog! I know you are super busy, so please don't feel like you have to play along! :)

Bethany Wiseman said...

What a beautiul little angel!!!! Congrats to Mommy and Daddy!!! I love her going home outfit!!! She will be ready for shopping soon i am sure!!!
Bethany Wiseman

Annette said...

She is precious!!! Glad she is doing better and she looks awfully happy in the last pic. Must be cause she is on her way home.

Jessica McBride said...

ADORABLE!!! I have to say, this is the first time I have really been able to sit down and read your blog...awesome is all I have to say! Congrats to you and Brandon! Love you both!

tatum said...

can't wait to meet her!

tatum said...

i can't wait to meet her!