Sunday, August 7, 2011

We're Home

After 4 days of being in the hospital, we were definitely ready to get home and into a routine.  Merek is such a sweet boy.  We are loving every minute with him.  When we left the hospital, he weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. Dr. Warner wanted to see him in 2 days to make sure he was gaining weight.  So, we took him into the office on Saturday to have him weighed.  He had lost another 3 oz and was down to 7 lbs. 1 oz. He was showing a few signs of jaundice and so they wanted to keep tabs on him.  Later in the week we took him back to have his weight checked again and he had gained 4 oz. and the signs of jaundice have diminished.

On Sunday, Bryan flew to Utah for a week for some work training.  Thank goodness for moms!!!  My mom, grandma and niece, Drew, came and stayed with us for the week.  It was so wonderful having them here and they were such a big help with Mia, Merek and myself.  The recovery this time around has been a lot slower than my last two c-sections and so it was nice to have the extra help and Mia loved all of the attention. Here are just a few pictures of our first week at home!

 Grandma Great, Mia and Drew
 Grandma Roper
 The Grandmas
 Such a proud big sissy
 Merek's first bath.  He loves his bath time. Having a boy is so much fun, but all I can say is thank goodness for the PeePee TeePee!
 My good friend, Carolyn, meeting Merek for the first time.
 Merek seems to be a professional sleeper (during the day....that is).
 After not seeing the little man for almost a week, Bryan was so excited to see him.  Mom, Grandma and Drew left on yesterday morning.  It was so sad to see them go, but we're looking forward to seeing them when we visit Utah in September.
Mia loves holding Merek every chance she gets.....not sure if Merek is that big of a fan of it :)

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