Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Addison update

It has been a long week! Of course you can see we were blessed with a sweet little bundle of joy. She has been a doll. Audrey has been the sweetest big sister to Addison. We are so blessed!

All I can say is I am SO glad to be home! So much took place while we were in the hospital.

Grammy came up and stayed with Audrey at our house so that she could visit us in the hospital and continue with her usual routine as much as possible. We were so glad that Grammy could help us out that way. I didn't have to worry about Audrey being taken care of. I knew that she was getting as much spoiling as possible.

At the hospital, they have a "sibling party". They have cupcakes, ice cream, juice, party hats and party favors for the big sister/brother. Audrey enjoyed having the party. All the nurses were so sweet to her and really made her feel special as the "big sister". She has done a fantastic job as the big sister- always giving hugs and kisses to Addison and helping me with the diaper changes and such.

Audrey and Daddy at the sibling party.

Big sister and little sister

Just as we were thinking our discharge from the hospital was growing near, Addison's jaundice levels went up and so did my blood pressure. That happened to me when I delivered Audrey, but it took care of itself. This time it kept me in the hospital the entire week and I went home on BP meds. Addison ended up under photo therapy. That was difficult for me to watch.

Isn't that just pitiful!

Addison and Daddy getting some snuggle time.

In order to get my BP down, Addison was sent to the nursery and I had to try to "sleep". Yeah-right! Once I found out that I wouldn't be going home when we thought I had an emotional breakdown (that is probably an understatement if you ask Corey) and I wanted so badly to hold my 2 girls. I missed them so much. I'm not sure what Corey told the nurses and my mom, but within minutes Addison was in my arms and Audrey was on her way to visit. That, of course, made me feel so much better.

Finally, after BP meds and photo therapy, Addison and I were doing much better and able to be released.

This is Addison in her going home outfit. My Aunt Carolyn made this dress and it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! These pictures don't even do it justice. It just takes my breath away seeing our little sweetie dressed in this exquisite dress.

All buckled in and ready to go home to see her big sister.


Regina and David said...

Her dress is beautiful!!

Nancy said...

precious dress, beautiful baby girl!