Monday, April 27, 2009

Baby Photo Shoot..

Our little girl is getting so big :) We go in tomorrow for her sweat test and then Wednesday we will find out whether she has Cystic Fibrosis or not. It has been a rough couple of weeks, but Braelyn is growing and getting a little more fat on her. We are so grateful for all the dinners, cleaning, and prayers. Thanks everyone!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

More Braelyn

We have had an exhausting week. Braelyn is now 9 days old and mom and dad are very tired. On MONDAY we got to come home from the hospital (on the condition that we keep her bundled all the time and wearing a hat too). TUESDAY I went to school for a simulation. WEDNESDAY my mom left :( THURSDAY we went to her first Dr's appointment. She was back up to 5 lbs. and they were happy with her progress. FRIDAY I had to take a test that I missed on Monday. SATURDAY we said Hi at cousin Taylor's Birthday Party. Last night, I could not wake up to feed her, Jeff kept having to bug me until I would finally sit up. So, today we slept till 11:00 and will probably be taking a few naps during the day.

Braelyn had a few milestones this week.
  • Her cord fell out at only 5 days old, and still continues to bleed and get on all her cute clothes.

  • She got her first sponge bath. She did not like it, but was not as upset as I thought she would be. After she was wide awake and very calm.

  • She has tummy time for 10 minutes a day and loves to have her daddy read to her.

  • She met her boyfriend Brennan who is only 4 months older weighing in around 17 lbs. I think he might smush her.

Braelyn has a few nicknames... Button because her button nose, Brae, and Spider Monkey. When she is curled up next to me her hairy back makes her look like a little Monkey. She got the Italian hair!

She hates it when her hat goes over her eyes, yet she always manages to get it over them.

When you uncover them she is wide awake!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Some more of Braelyn

Braelyn is so so so skinny. We just can't catch it on camera...must be true that the camera adds 10 lbs.
One of my favorite memories will be Jeff's crazy hair after sharing the bed with my mom at the hospital. They must love me a lot, to share an awful bed :)

We are supplementing B with some high calorie formula to try to get some fat on her. She also has to wear a hat 24/7, so if anyone knows where to get stretchy tiny hats let me know.

We are doing well...besides the complete lack of sleep. Grandma is leaving tomorrow and I'm sure that will add to the lack of sleep. It has been so nice to have my mom here to help. We love her and are glad she and grandpa will be back next week to help and visit.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baby Braelyn

Baby Braelyn has arrived.  She was 5 lbs. 1 oz and 19 inches long.  She is really long and skinny!  She was born at 5:30 p.m. April, 3 2009.  We are still at the hospital because she is having some trouble keeping her temperature up and she is so little that they want to watch her weight too.  We love her and are happy to have her with us!!