This is a long post because we had lots of visitors (we didn't get pics of everyone, oops), and a very long hospital stay!
Thursday after Hannah arrived Jan and Shannon came by to meet her! They also brought an awesome cookie bouquet that was sooo yummy!
Hannah with her little hat on. Cuteness
Liz and Chris stopped by to see Lena's future BFF! They are expecting their little girl in just a few months!
Amber came back to see Hannah!
Uncle Ryan, Austin and Chris all entertained obviously
Checking out baby girl
Pretty flowers from Lainey and Pops
The nurses asked us to mark down the time of every feeding, wet and poopy diaper. Before the 2nd nurse came in we took a pic of the 1st nights activities. Baby girl had a LOT of poopy diapers that Daddy had to clean!
Sweet girl on her 2nd day
Getting her hearing test done. She passed with flying colors! She looks like she's jamming to an iPod.
Pretty girl all dressed up for her hospital pics. She's in her going home outfit and is on the blanket that I had my hospital newborn pics on!
Holding Daddy's finger
Mommy and baby girl (this picture was taken late night obviously)
Uncle Jeff came by to meet the newest family member
Her face cracks me up
Lindsey and Hannah
Friday night we took our 1st walk around the maternity ward. The 1st of many walks!
Hannah's cookie bouquet! There is even a dog in there so Brody isn't forgotten :)
Daddy and his baby girl. He is SOOOO in love with her, it's so sweet!
Some of Hannah's loot
Saturday I actually got dressed and ready for the day! Austin gave me my present for having Hannah, a beautiful pink sapphire and diamond necklace and matching ring that I'm wearing here. So pretty!
Mommy's new ring and the cutest little butterfly bottom I've ever seen! :) That was the 1st outfit I bought after I found out Hannah was a girl!
Sweet Hannah hanging out with her Lainey. She is such an alert baby, right from day one! All the nurses who came by to check on her commented on what a good and advanced baby she was. Staying in for an extra week will do that! I loved their reactions when they'd see her too, they'd walk over and when they'd see her face they'd almost always say "Oh, she's so beautiful!". I have to agree. :) Another thing that several of the nurses said to me was "I hear this is our miracle baby" or "I hear you waited a long time for her". I don't know what was in her file or if my Dr told them about us or what but it's true, she's our miracle baby!
Lainey, me and Hannah
Pops and his newest granddaughter
I like this picture because Austin took a picture with the camera and you can see on my cell phone that I had just taken a picture with my phone. We're obsessed.
Aunt Tracy snuggling with Hannah
So awake and pretty!
On Sunday Amber came back with her Mom
Hannah with her door wreath that I made for her
Hannah loves her Daddy!
Saturday night they weighed Hannah and she was 7lbs 9oz (almost a full pound less than her birth weight) and she was a little high with her jaundice levels so they started having me supplement breast milk after nursing her. Let me just say, this girl nurses like a champ! If she had her way, I'd be nursing her every hour. But her weight got back up an ounce in a day after nursing/finger feeding her and she's all good! I would have to pump after nursing and use that milk for after her next feeding. I'd stick my finger in her mouth and she'd suck on it and at the same time I'd put this syringe in her mouth and slowly push the milk in so she'd think she was nursing.
This picture makes me laugh, it looks like she's dancing a little jig!
On Monday we were finally heading home! Five nights in the hospital is plenty for the Townsend girls! She wasn't too happy at first but cheered right up once the car got started.
Ready to go home!
First car ride!
Sweet Hannah Lee
We are so happy to be home with our baby girl! She is just precious and such a sweet baby!! Austin's mom stayed with us until today and she's coming back next week and is such a HUGE help! It's been a great first week!