Friday, August 7, 2009


I just realized in my last post I mentioned that I would keep everyone posted, for shame I haven't.
So to update...
After being in the N.I.C.U. for only four days Taylor was discharged on Saturday the 25th. I didn't want to believe it at first, mostly because I was setting myself up for disappointment if something went wrong in the 24 hours before it was actually going to happen. To explain the shock of having her come home after only four days...When a baby is born so early they usually keep them in the N.I.C.U. for at least five days. They want to make sure they do not have problems with breathing, eating and some other things that preemies can have. But to everyone's amazement Taylor hasn't had a bump in the road since her early delivery, thus her only four day stay. Both of us are doing wonderfully! Taylor had her first doctors appointment the following Monday, everything went well. One of the many things that we have been very impressed with our insurance Kaiser, is that they send out a perinatal nurse after the baby comes home. We had our visit with the nurse and Taylor was back up to her birth weight, another amazement, most babies lose a lot more weight after birth, she only lost about 2 ounces. Since all the craziness of doctor and nurse visits we've been trying to adjust to life with a preemie (who doesn't seem like a preemie) and a four year old. Reagan is completely in love with her sister. The novelty has warn off a little since Taylor has been home for a little over two weeks, but overall Reagan has completely embraced having a new little one in our home. As far as my recovery/adjustment has been going it has been wonderful. I wasn't expecting to feel so great after delivering Taylor, maybe it had to do with the fact that I didn't push out a humongous baby, but I already feel back to "normal" whatever that means. The middle of the night feedings is still a little hard, in fact last night I completely feel asleep while Taylor was finishing up her bottle but I really didn't miss much. We are still in amazement at how this seemingly scary situation turned out so well. Again we are grateful to our Heavenly Father for the many blessings that have come. We are also grateful to all of our friends for helping and supporting us through this time!

Here are some more pictures from the past couple of weeks! Thank you Emily for some of these!