Monday, August 31, 2009

My Latest Creation...

...came a little early at 37 weeks. Carter Joseph arrived via c-section at 6lbs, 9oz. He's so much smaller than his brother!

It's been a rough week - he was born on August 21st and we were home two nights when he ended up being re-admitted to the hospital for jaundice. We spent 5 days there, with him under the bili lights waiting for his bilirubin levels to drop. Finally yesterday he was cleared to come home and we are all exhausted! Apparently, he doesn't like to sleep alone at night and DH and I took turns last night holding him while he slept. I understand that I'm not setting a good precedent here, but I think it's going to take us a few days to develop some sort of normal routine. Maybe his room was too dark after the hospital? Too quiet? Any tips out there? I feel like a first time mom all over again!!

Hopefully I can find some time to stamp again soon. I have a pile of birth announcements that have to be completed and a box from SU! that I haven't even opened yet. Horrors!

1 comment:

Allison said...

Oh cuteness x 1000! My Ave was early at just over 36 weeks and 6 lbs, 4 oz. Frankly, we may have both been lucky since, had they cooked for the full period, we would have had 9 to 10 lb babies...yikes! Congrats Melissa and good luck with finding a routine! Ave is almost nine months and we still haven't got one (but that is because of her heart condition...I am sure you will fare better [since I don't want to scare ya!]).