Well, she's been home with us for just over a week now (almost 2 weeks since her birthday) so I really must apologize for the delay in getting photos up here! You see, my computer is completely "full" and it won't even let me take a photo and make it smaller to put on here. I've bought an external hard drive and I'm working on getting everything backed up so that I can start downloading more photos off my camera (which is now, also, almost full). We probably have about 200 photos of little Lily-Pie's first couple of weeks with us...so there will definitely be more to come. This is what I've managed to download so far.
Just to let you know...
the delivery went great. Our little girl weighed 6 lbs 9.5 ounces (1/2 an oz. smaller than Maddie was) and she was 20 inches long. She had a bit of amniotic fluid in her tummy so she wasn't eating much for the first couple of days, but she is gaining weight like a trouper now. The two of us were very, very, happy to go home (that's a bit of a long and kind of disgusting story that I'll tell you about another time...read it long before your dinner).
Her name is Nicole Lily. We knew her first name would be Nicole (Dave loves that name and since I got to pick Madilyn and Jamie's names, I let him pick this one...plus, I like "Nicole", too) for a long, long, time. But, we did not know what her second name was going to be. For awhile it was "Kenna" (Irish for beautiful) and we also thought about "Grace" or "Emma" and a few others. Once she was born I could not decide between "Lily" and "Grace" so we thought of naming her Nicole Lily-Grace. But, as we hung out together in the hospital I discovered she was really a "Lily" because I called her "Lily-Pie" the whole time. It just suits her.
She is such a sweet baby. I just love her to pieces. She is so quiet and inquisitive and cuddly. She just loves to be held and her Dad and I have been happy to oblige. She has been eating about every 2 hours (day and night) which is great for her growth, but has left me in a bit of a fog. Has anything I've written made sense? I have no idea. A bit sleepy around here. But we are so, so, happy and so lucky. Dave keeps asking me "So do you still like her" - I think he is teasing me because I just sit looking at her and smiling all the time.
more photos to come soon, I promise.
Here are a few for now.
Thanks everyone for all your well wishes and support.